Feb 18, 2020
Details released for International Strawberry Symposium

Over 300 scientific presentations (148 oral papers and 172 posters), a thousand or so industry professionals expected from all over the world and a major novelty during the central day of Macfrut 2020, when the topic of nursery certification will be discussed for the first time. All this and much more awaits sector players and enthusiasts at ISS 2020 (the International Strawberry Symposium), to be held in Rimini, Italy, from May 2-6.

The symposium’s proceedings will be opened, at 18:30 hrs on Saturday, May 2, by the three academics who have worked together to draw up the programme: Bruno Mezzetti – Full Professor in Arboriculture at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche; Gianluca Baruzzi – CREA research scientist; and Maurizio Battino – Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Specialized Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche – with a presentation entitled “The Strawberry, from Past to Future”. This will be followed by a tribute to geneticist Chad Finn by Professors Aaron Liston and Antonio Fernandez-Salvador.

On May 3 the symposium will feature two plenary sessions, followed by papers subdivided into three main themes: genetic resources, cultivation systems and world output. Proceedings will continue on May 4-5: topics will range from strawberry genetics and physiology to crop protection, to postharvesting, the strawberry’s properties and its positive effects on human health, and consumers’ perceptions, through to the concluding speeches, scheduled for the afternoon of May 5.

To view the full program of the Symposium: https://www.iss2020.com/program-3/

Full profiles of the various speakers and further information can be found on the Symposium website at: https://www.iss2020.com.

The event is organized by Università Politecnica delle Marche and the Italian Consiglio per la ricerca e l’economia agraria (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics CREA), in association with the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).

Registration to attend the event is open online at the following link: https://www.iss2020.com/registration/  – early bird registration deadline March, 2.


Pre-tour | 30 April – 02 May: https://www.iss2020.com/event/pre-tour-30-april-2-may-2020/

Post-tour | 7 – 8 May: https://www.iss2020.com/event/post-tour-7-8-may-2020/

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