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UPDATE: abstract submission deadline extended to 14th February!!!


Please note that the abstract submission to the revoked conference in Antalya, Turkey, is not valid anymore and therefore abstracts of all contributions have to be resubmitted.


The Free University of Bolzano-Bozen is glad to announce the


VIII ISHS Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops

27th – 30th June 2017, Bolzano – Italy



co-organized by the Italian Society of Horticultural Science (SOI).


Bolzano is the main town of the South Tyrol, a leading region for apple and wine grape production in the middle of the Dolomites Mountains. Agriculture in South Tyrol is bound to the tradition, going back for centuries, and it still has a paramount importance for the local economy. This is mainly due to the significant role played in the production of typical regional food product and in the landscape conservation, aspects that are both tightly connected also with the tourist industry.


The preliminary program will be published shortly; it will include, invited lectures, oral and poster presentations, a technical visit (to be held on Wednesday 28th) and a social event on the evening of Thursday 29th.


Contributions are expected to cover a wide range of research fields including:

  • Physiological aspects of mineral nutrition
  • Genetics and plant nutrition,
  • Sustainable approaches to nutrient management (including soil management, intercropping and biofertilisers)
  • Diagnosis of Plant Nutrient Status
  • Plant Nutrient status and Fruit Quality
  • Bioactive Compounds and mineral nutrition
  • Role of plant-microbe interactions in mineral nutrition
  • Trends in Fertilizer consumption
  • Nutrient Losses
  • Mineral supply technology
  • Rootstock and root architecture
  • Plant mineral nutrition and human nutrition
  • Mineral nutrition under arid conditions.


Under the patronage of


Italian Association of the Agricultural Science Societies


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