Final program

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Please find here the list of posters divided by poster session.


Monday, 26 June 2017

17:00-19:00 Registration of participants


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

09:00 Opening Ceremony



Opening lecture

Building resilience: future directions in mineral nutrition of woody perennial crops pdf

Neilsen D, Neilsen G, Forge T

10:25 Coffee break




Nutrient availability in the rhizosphere pdf

Mimmo T


Uptake and allocation of nutrients

Chairperson: Lang G (Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)


Breeding apple rootstock for modulation of mineral nutrient composition in scions pdf

Fazio G, Cheng L, Francescatto P, Lordan J, Grusak M, Robinson T

Iron deficiency root responses and effects of different iron fertilization practices in Prunus

Abadia J, Luis-Villarroya A, Gogorcena Y, Abadia A, Alvarez-Fernández A

Potassium affects the sugar content and the expression of key genes involved in sugar metabolism in leaves and fruit of “Huangguan” pear pdf

Dong C, Shen C, Xu Y

12:30 Lunch




From isotopes to x-ray fluorescence and high-resolution 3-D visualization: alternative approaches for studying calcium uptake and distribution in apple pdf

Kalcsits L, Giordani L, Van Der Heijden G, McNear D


Uptake and allocation of nutrients

Chairperson: Lang G (Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)

Impact of reduced post-véraison leaf area on the relationship between petiole and fruit composition pdf

Holzapfel B, Rossouw G, Smith J

Uptake and internal allocation of nitrogen in apple trees pdf

Swarts N, Close D, Morris M

Leaf and root nitrogen uptake from simulated atmospheric deposition in potted apple trees pdf

Zanotelli D, Panzacchi P, Scandellari F, Mosca E, Tagliavini M

15:30 Coffee break

Mineral nutrition and environmental stresses

Chairperson: Peryea FJ (Washington State University, Wenatchee, USA)

Evaluating the efficiency of a pre-harvest combination of calcium and boron as foliar application to reduce sunburn on “Cripps Pink” apples pdf

Lötze E, Daiber SH, Midgley SJE

Effect of soil phosphorous addition on growth, nutritional status and photosynthesis of potted grapevine plants grown with an excess of copper pdf

Baldi E, Miotto A, Sorrenti G, Quartieri M, Brunetto G, Ceretta CA, Toselli M

Peach rootstock tolerance to excess zinc in sandy acidic soil pdf

Brunetto G, Tiecher TL, Hammerschmitt RK, Basso Facco D, Ferreira PAA, De Conti L, Oliveira Stefanello da Silva L, Mayer NA, Correa Antunes LE, Cesco S, Mimmo T


Introduction to the poster session 1

Chairperson: Toselli M (Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

17:20  Poster session 1
18:30  Welcome cocktail


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

All day field trip


Thursday, 29 June 2017




Olive fertilization requirements under intensive cultivation management pdf

Dag A, Erel R, Ben-Gal A, Yermiyau U


Mineral nutrition and fruit quality

Chairperson: Achilea Oded (Contributing Editor, New Ag International)


Effects of potassium nutrition on fruit yield and quality of the Maltaise citrus cultivar (Citrus sinensis, L.) pdf

Ben Mimoun M, Dbara S, Lahmer K, Marchand M

Effect of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on the growth and quality of strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) pdf

Pii Y, Graf H, Valentinuzzi F, Cesco S, Mimmo T

A review on balancing nitrogen and potassium nutrition of the pear cultivar `Conference´ pdf

Gomand A, Vercammen J, Siongers V, Bylemans D

10:30 Coffee break

Agronomic techniques and mineral nutrition

Chairperson: Carranca C (Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Lisbon, Portugal)

Cover crops effects on grape yield and yield quality, and soil nitrate concentration in three vineyards in Ontario, Canada pdf

Sharifi M, Carter K, Baker S, Verhallen A, Nemeth D

Remediation of soil fertility and management of mineral nutrition in fruit orchards under a sustainable farming system in semi-arid conditions pdf

Xiloyannis C, Mininni AN, Dichio B, Pascazio S, Crecchio C, Sofo A

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) trees benefit from nitrogen derived from the atmosphere when intercropped with the legume tree Gliricidia sepium (Jacq., Kunth ex Walp.) pdf

Tagliavini M, Kaba JS, Zerbe S, Abunyewa AA, Zanotelli D

12:00 Lunch




Role of mycorrhizae on mineral nutrition of fruit trees pdf

Ortas I


Mineral nutrition in organic farming

Chairperson: Scandellari F (Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy)

Apple root systems for organic orchards: what might be the contribution of the rootstock pdf

Atkinson D

Fertilization strategies to increase nitrogen content in organic apple trees in the flowering period pdf

Vangdal E, Koort A


Introduction to the poster session 2

Chairperson Rolf Nestby (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy NIBIO, Aas, Norway)

15:20 Coffee break
15:50 Poster session 2
17:00 Business meeting
20:00 Social dinner


Friday, 30 June 2017




Supplying nutrients through fertigation and the impact of rootstock to optimize yield and maximize quality in tree fruit pdf

Fallahi E, Neilsen D


Nutrient supply methods

Chairperson: Villar J (University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain)

Combination of manure and chemical fertilizers improve Nanguo pear (Pyrus ussriensis Maxim) growth and soil fertility in Northeastern China pdf

Liu X, Chen L, Chen Q

Autumn fertilization of berry crops pdf
Sønsteby A, Woznicki TL, Heide OM

Quantity and quality of production, partitioning of dry matter and of mineral nutrients in apple trees subjected to four-year different fertilization strategies pdf

Porro D, Pedò S, Pasqualini J, Bertoldi D

10:30 Coffee break

Nutrient supply methods

Chairperson: Villar J (University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain)

Uptake and effect studies with foliar-applied or fertigated phosphorus with apple and pear grown on soils with and without calcium carbonate pdf

Van der Maas MP

Foliar zinc applications in Prunus: from lab experience to orchard management pdf

Saa Silva S, Negron C, Brown P



Memorial lecture

Professor Dr. hab. Andrzej Witold Sadowski pdf

Neilsen G, Wrona D, Atkinson D

12:40 Closing ceremony
13:00 Lunch