1st ISHS International Symposium on Vegetable Grafting

The 1st International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Symposium on Vegetable Grafting will be held in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, from 17-21 March 2014.

Grafted melon seedings (L) and grafted melon seedings

Grafted melon seedings (L) and grafted melon seedings (R).

Vegetable grafting originated in China and is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Meanwhile, the applications and underlying biological mechanisms of grafting are so fascinating that they are arousing more and more researchers’ interests. As a result, under the auspices of ISHS, the Chinese Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS) and Huazhong Agricultural University decide to host the 1st ISHS International Symposium on Vegetable Grafting, with the aims of further promoting communications and cooperation among researchers, companies and growers from all over the world.

The theme of this symposium is Environmental Friendly Production of Vegetables via Grafting, and the topics will focus on the fields of grafted seedling production, rootstock breeding and biotechnology, grafting and stresses, rootstock-scion/soil biota interactions, as well as rootstock-mediated effects on yield and fruit quality. English is the official language of the symposium and will be used in all correspondences, presentations (oral, poster, exhibition etc.) and publications.

Wuhan is the central city in China, one of the largest cities along the middle and lower regions of the Yangtze River. Wuhan is divided into three main parts – Wuchang District, Hankou District and Hanyang District by the world’s third longest river, the Yangtze River and its longest branch Han River. Wuhan is known as ‘the transportation junction of nine provinces’  Ω

11 January 2014