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Many countries in the tropics and subtropics have physiographic features and climatic conditions that could be effectively exploited for the production of deciduous fruits. The potential for development of temperate fruits in the tropics and subtropics depends on continuous improvement on technology for production and post harvest management; development of low- chill requiring cultivars and rootstocks. Market niches that were not previously considered accessible are now being targeted with temperate fruit from tropical and subtropical regions. The growing temperate fruits in tropical and subtropical regions in many countries have significantly improve the socioeconomic status of poor ethnic minority groups living in areas where low-chill temperate fruits can be successfully grown.
This symposium is aimed to address sustainability of deciduous fruit production under changing climatic conditions of tropical and subtropical regions. The symposium is expected to gather about 150 researchers, growers, nurserymen, and commercial horticulturists together to discuss the latest scientific findings and to address current and future challenges of climate change impact and mitigation strategy for the temperate fruits in the tropics and subtropics. Participants who have common research interests can be promoted to establish new networks especially through this working group.
- Breeding, low chill temperate fruit cultivars
- Climate change effects and mitigation strategy.
- Sustainability of deciduous fruit orchards
- Modeling systems on chilling accumulation
- New strategies and chemicals on bud break, pests and disease management.
- Postharvest management and value addition.
- A.B.Kuden, University of Cukurova, Turkey and Working Group Chair,TFTS,ISHS
- Sisir Mitra, Chair, Section Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, ISHS
- Amin Bin Ismail, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
- Maria Antonietta Germana, Universita Degli Studi Di Palermo, Italy
- S.S.Roy, ICAR Reasearch Centre, Manipur, India
- Po-An Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Sadiye Gozlekci, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
- Naoko Kozai, Kagoshima University, Japan
- Raphael A.Stern, MIGAL, Galilee Technology Centre, Israel