7th International Postharvest Symposium 2012 (IPS 2012)

All aspects related to postharvest handling of horticultural crops would be discussed and presented by scientists and experts from all corners of the world.

Participants are invited and encouraged to contribute papers to IPS 2012. There will be both oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations comprise both invited and selected papers. Authors are required to submit a short abstract (maximum  300 words) by 31st December 2011. Selected manuscripts will be published in special issue of Acta Horticulturae.

Main Topics this conference:

  • Pre-harvest Effects on Postharvest
  • Breeding for specific postharvest traits
  • Maturation, maturity indices and harvesting
  • Cultural practices
  • Preharvest treatments
  • Postharvest Physiology
  • Low temperature storage
  • CA and MA technology
  • Physical and chemical treatments
  • Minimal processing
  • Ripening regulation
  • Novel technology
  • Engineering and mechanisation

Who Should Attend this conference:

  • Researchers
  • Academicians
  • Health-related professionals
  • Extension agents
  • Growers and producers
  • Traders
  • Food processors
  • Policy makers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Relevant NGOs
  • Students

The official language of the Symposium is English. Here are some invited speakers:
Dr. Shiow Y. Wang (USDA-ARS, USA)
Prof. Dr. Pietro Tonutti (Scuola Superiore Studi Universitari Sant’Anna, ITALY)
Emeritus Prof. Dr. Ron B. H. Wills (University of New Castle, AUSTRALIA)
Dr. Peter Hofman (QHI – Maroochy Research Station, AUSTRALIA)
Prof. Dr. Randolph M. Beaudry (Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)
Prof. Dr. Noureddine Benkeblia (The University of the West Indies, JAMAICA)
Prof. Dr. Elhadi M. Yahia (Autonomous University of Queretaro, MEXICO)
Dr. Chien Yi Wang (USDA-ARS, USA)
Prof. Dr. Angelos Kanellis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE)
Dr. Charles Forney (Agric. Food Canada, CANADA)
Prof. Dr. Jingtair Siriphanich (Kasetsart University, THAILAND)
Prof. Dr. Leon Terry (Cranfield University, UK)
Prof. Dr. Kim Gun-Hee (Duksung Womens University, SOUTH KOREA)
Prof. Dr. Lise Korsten (University of Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA)

The aim of these conference:

  1. To highlight recent advances in the global postharvest horticulture R&D
  2. To facilitate a forum for exchange of recent scientific knowledge on postharvest horticulture and capture the most up to date research achievements for the benefits of researchers, academicians, producers, traders, consumers and other relevant parties
  3. To strengthen linkages among those involved in horticultural industry including researchers, academicians, extension agents, producers, traders, consumers and policy makers and find solutions to the industry-related problems

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