XII International Symposium
on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and
Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems

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August 1-6, 2021
Wenatchee, WA - USA

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Important dates

Please remember the following dates

NEW
  • April 6th, 2020 - November 1st, 2020

    Abstract submission

    Oral/poster candidates must submit their abstract through ROSA ISHS website
    (see the author guidelines)

  • December 1st, 2020

    Abstract acceptance

    Notification for oral speeches and poster presentations will be sent to the selected candidates

  • April 5th, 2020 - January 17th, 2021

    Paper submission

    ISHS is requesting to publish the Acta Horticulturae proceedings prior to the symposium, therefore we need to receive the final version of the articles in advance.
    All oral presenters, including invited and keynote speakers, must submit a manuscript for Acta Horticulturae. Authors of posters are welcome to submit their manuscript for Acta Horticulturae but posters cannot be published as such. Oral presenters who fail to submit a full text for publication may be refused the floor to present their oral presentation

  • July 1st, 2020 - February 28th, 2021

    “Early bird” registration

    This is the best deal you can get, prices will increase after this date!

  • March 1st, 2021

    Regular registration open

    Regular prices only. Thank you!

    Speakers registration deadline

    All speakers must be registered for the symposium at this time. Failing to register for the meeting will result in the abstract being withdrawn from the book of abstracts

    Paper modification deadline

    Reviewers will be able to submit their reviews and authors will be able to make changes to their papers after the paper submission deadline and until the paper modification deadline

  • May 1st, 2021

    Regular registration deadline

    Les jeux sont faits! This is your last chance to register for the symposium

  • July 19th, 2021

    Upload your presentation!

    Speakers will need to upload their presentation material up to a week before the beginning of the symposium

  • August 1st - 6th, 2021

    Symposium in Wenatchee

    Welcome!

Fees

Below the fees for each type of registration. Please refer to the notes for details about the included services.

Before and on
February 28th, 2021 Feb 28, 21
From
March 1st, 2021 Mar 1, 21
Regular $800 $900
ISHS-Members $700 $800
Student/Postdoc $350 $450
One-day registration* $250 $250
Accompanying person** $180 $180
New Online webinar (on Aug 6th) $25 $25
Notes:
  • Full registration to the event allows entrance to all days of session and field day (from Sun 1st to Fri 6th)
  • Registration deadline on May 1st, 2021 (see important dates)
  • All speakers must register by March 1st, 2021. Failing to register will result in the abstract withdrawn
  • On-site payment NOT ALLOWED
  • Fees in USD, taxes included
  • Cancellation Policy
  • * Only one purchase allowed per person valid for a single day entrance, either on August 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 6th.
  • Online streaming for the half-day session, only available to external people not registered to the full event. Max number of participants will be determined based on the streaming capacity. Registration online available soon.
Regular ISHS Members Student/Postdoc One-day Accomp. person
Breakfasts from August 2nd to August 6th from Aug 2 to Aug 6
(during conference days, no field day)
Coffee breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon
Lunch every day
Field day
including transportation + lunch
Copy of the conference proceedings, later published as a volume of Acta Horticulturae
USB drive with abstract, notepad and pen
Gala dinner included
(for the first 200 participants only, due to limitation in the capacity of the restaurant)

ISHS Research Groups Involved

Every four years the ISHS working groups listed below organize a worldwide symposium at which advances in a range of research topics are presented and analyzed

Rootstock Breeding and Evaluation Workgroup

(Chair: Gennaro Fazio)


Orchard and Plantation Systems Workgroup

(Chair: Greg Lang)


Environmental Physiology and Developmental Biology Workgroup

(Chair: Luca Corelli Grappadelli)

Topics

The symposium will focus on the following topics, in order of priority within each tier

Primary endorser
ISHS Division Physiology and Plant-Environment Interactions of Horticultural Crops in Field Systems (DPHY)
  • Orchard and Plantation Systems
  • Rootstock Breeding and Evaluation
  • Environmental Physiology and Developmental Biology
  • Flowering, Fruit Set and Alternate Bearing
  • Irrigation and Water Relations
  • Floral Biology in Fruit Trees
  • Bioregulators in Fruit Production
  • Modelling in Fruit Research and Orchard Management
  • Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops
Secondary supporter
ISHS Division Precision Horticulture and Engineering (DENG)
  • Light in Horticulture
  • Mechanization and sensing
  • Modelling Plant Growth

Keynote speakers

Lailiang Cheng

Lailiang Cheng

Cornell University

Luca Corelli

Luca Corelli

University of Bologna

Ted DeJong

Ted DeJong

UC Davis

Gennaro Fazio

Gennaro Fazio

Cornell University

Lav Khot

Lav Khot

Washington State University

Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis

Washington State University

Terence Robinson

Terence Robinson

Cornell University

Stuart Tustin

Stuart Tustin

The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd.

Schedule

The Symposium will consist of four full-day scientific sessions, organized by research topic, with international speakers and one field tour day.
All included with the full registration!

August

1

Sunday

Welcome

2pm-5pm Registration at the Wenatchee Convention Center (registration will be open every day)
5pm-7pm Welcome refreshment

August

2

Monday

All-day meeting

6:30am-8am Breakfast
8am-12pm Talk sessions (with breaks)
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-2pm Poster session
2am-5pm Talk sessions (with breaks)

August

3

Tuesday

All-day meeting

6:30am-8am Breakfast
8am-12pm Talk sessions (with breaks)
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-2pm Poster session
2am-5pm Talk sessions (with breaks)

August

4

Wednesday

All-day meeting

6:30am-8am Breakfast
8am-12pm Talk sessions (with breaks)
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-2pm Poster session
2am-4pm Talk sessions (with breaks)
4am-5pm Business meeting
7pm Gala dinner

August

5

Thursday

Orchard tour

8am Buses will pick up the attendees at the Wenatchee Convention Center
6pm End tour

August

6

Friday

All-day meeting

6:30am-8am Breakfast
8am-12pm Talk sessions (with breaks)
The content of this session will be available via online streaming (registration available soon) for people NOT register to the symposium. NO FREE WALK-IN OPTION.
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-5pm Talk sessions (with breaks)
5pm Farewell

Committees

Thanks to all people involved in the organization of the event.

Convener

Stefano Musacchi

WSU

Scientific committee

Michael Blanke

Germany

Dugald Close

Australia

Luca Corelli Grappadelli

Italy

Evelyne Costes

France

Ted DeJong

USA

Todd Einhorn

USA

Gennaro Fazio

USA

Paolo Inglese

Italy

Luis Asin

Spain

Lee Kalcsits

USA

Greg Lang

USA

Pierre-Eric Lauri

France

James Mattheis

USA

Terence Robinson

USA

Sara Serra

USA

Wiehann Steyn

South Africa

Massimo Tagliavini

Italy

Karen Theron

South Africa

Stuart Tustin

New Zealand

Ben van Hooijdonk

New Zealand

Jef Vercammen

Belgium

Matt Whiting

USA

Jens Wunsche

Germany

Jaume Lordan

Spain

Lav Khot

USA

Esmaeil Fallahi

USA

 

 

Organizing committee

Stefano Musacchi

WSU

Sara Serra

WSU

Karen Lewis

WSU Extension

Gwen Hoheisel

WSU Extension

Tory Schmidt

WTFRC

Mike Willet

Former WTFRC Manager

Bob Gix

Chair of the Fresh and
Processed Pear Committees'
research subcommittee

About ISHS

The world's leading independent organization of horticultural scientists

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The International Society for Horticultural Science - in short ISHS – is a truly global network comprising over 60,000 individuals, universities, governments, institutions, libraries and commercial companies, thousands of whom joined as Individual Members, in addition to a substantial number of Institutional Members and some 50 Member Countries/Regions. It is a major source of up-to-date information on global horticultural research. ISHS aims to promote research in all branches of horticulture. It encourages the development of international co-operation, bringing together scientific and technical professionals to stimulate, facilitate and co-ordinate research and scientific activities on a global scale.

Joining ISHS

If you have not joined, now is your opportunity! More details on ISHS membership, including an online application form at www.ishs.org/members

ISHS Young Minds Award

During each ISHS Symposium two Young Mind Awards for junior scientists will be given:

one award for the best oral presentation given by a junior scientist who is in the same time the presenter and first author of the submitted manuscript
one award for the best poster presented by a junior scientist who is first author of the work

Venue

Located at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers near the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range, Wenatchee (the "Apple Capital of the World") lies on the western side of the Columbia River. A great place to visit, spend some time, settle in or stay.

The symposium will be hosted at the

Wenatchee Convention Center
121 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
USA

Accommodation

These hotels are within walking distance to the Convention Center and have blocks of rooms held at a discounted rate for the conference.
If you prefer, other hotels are available in Wenatchee, but are further away and we will not provide transportation to the Convention Center.

None of the hotels provide shuttle service to/from the airport (see Travel Info section below).

Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel

Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel

201 N. Wenatchee Ave - Wenatchee, WA

Special rate: --

Reserve a room
Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

25 N. Worthen Street - Wenatchee, WA

Special rate: --

Reserve a room

Travel Information

Below you can find some useful tips on how to reach Wenatchee and other information regarding entering the United States

Flight

Only Alaska Airline serves the Wenatchee Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT), with three direct flights (~30min) per day to and from Seattle Sea-Tac Airport (SEA).

Buy bus

Wenatchee Valley Shuttle provides passengers van transportation from the Wenatchee train station, close to downtown, to Sea-Tac Airport. They have three roughly 3hours trips daily in a comfortable van provided with Wi-Fi internet connection.

Taxi

The airport is 25-30 minutes away from Wenatchee downtown. As the hotels don’t provide shuttle service, you might want to book a taxi ride (~30US$). Taxi late in the evening need to be reserved in advance. Not all taxi service will accept card payments.
Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are now an option in town too.

Travelling to the USA
Travel

A foreign national traveling to the United States to conduct temporary business, such as attending or speaking at a conference, needs a visitor visa (B-1), unless qualifying for entry under the Visa Waiver Program.
Citizens of Canada traveling to the United States generally do not require a nonimmigrant visa, except for the travel purposes described here.

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) permits most citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa. Travel to the US under the VWP requires Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval.
Upon completion of an ESTA application, a traveler is notified of his or her eligibility to travel to the United States under the VWP. See additional information.

For those visitors who will need to get a visitor visa, visa appointment wait times can vary significantly from country to country.

Our sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors! Their financial contribution is what made this event possible.
Please contact us if you would like to support the symposium.

Diamond

TRECO Oregon Rootstock & Tree Co. Inc. Logo Washington State University Logo Northwest Farm Credit Services Logo

Platinum

Valent U.S.A. LLC Logo Valent BioSciences LLC Logo Drape Net North America LLC Logo

Silver

Northwest Nursery Improvement Institute Logo Stemilt Growers LLC Logo Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission Logo

Bronze

Best-Test Analytical Services logo PP Systems logo

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4/9/2020 - Reschedule information and instructions...