The 9th International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops has been postponed to June 27-July 1, 2021.
The symposium will promote exchange of fundamental and applied understanding of the diverse aspects of orchard nutrition.
Yearim hotel is located in Israel's central mountain region, just 10 km west of Jerusalem and around half an hour from Ben Gurion international airport.
Israel is characterized by a large variation in climatic conditions in a relatively small area. Hence, participants will have the opportunity to see a wide diversity of orchard crops, from date palm, typical to desert areas, to tropical subtropical and Mediterranean crops including banana, mango, avocado, citrus, olive and grapes, to temperate zone crops including apple, pear, peach and cherry. Almost all orchards in Israel are micro-irrigated using drip irrigation and sprinklers and are fertilized via the irrigation systems (fertigation). The majority of local orchards are irrigated using recycled wastewater, further affecting fertilizer needs, nutrient availability, and tree nutrition.
- 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
- Interactions between water quality and nutrition
- Sensing, data and tools for decision-making
- Interactions between biotic and abiotic stressors and nutrition
Students and "Young Minds"
We encourage students and early career scientists to participate in the symposium. Students are offered a significant discount in registration costs. Students and junior scientists can participate in competition for ISHS Young Minds awards for best presentations. If you qualify, make sure to indicate such when you submit your abstract.