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International Peach Symposium 2017

July 2, 2017 - July 6, 2017

We are delighted to invite you to the IX International Peach Symposium, held under the high patronage of the Romanian Academy – Section of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences and the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS) and Romanian Society of Horticulturists  (SRH). The event will be organized by the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Faculty of Horticulture, between 2 July and 6 July 2017 in București, Romania.

The Symposium will be comprised of plenary sessions, discipline focused sessions, workshops, poster session and sponsors display where delegates can formally present, promote and discuss their work and products with other delegates.

The event will include an optional one day technical tour (July 5) at the Research Institute for Fruit Growing Pitești-Mărăcineni. Two Post Symposium Tours will be organized in some major peach production areas in Constanța region and Danube Delta. For interested people a visit to the unique Carpathian Mountain Castles will be organized. In addition, the accompanying persons will enjoy some interesting tours during the Symposium.

The Organizing Committee is attracting the world’s leading Peach scientists across a number of disciplines, researchers and students from all Peach growing nations. For the first time at an International Peach Symposium, special registration fee will be provided for students. The Committee recognizes the high cost of travel to România and is endeavoring to minimize the registration costs for delegates.

The Symposium will also present delegates with attractive social program where delegates can relax and get to know new friends. In typical Romanian hospitality, delegates will experience the culture of our capital and our country.

The social program will include a welcome reception party, a gala dinner, a visit at Village Museum and optional post Symposium tours to other regions of România. The symposium website includes information on registration and abstract submission, scientific program, venue, keynote speaker details, sponsorship and exhibitors opportunities.

Scientific Sections

  • Genetics and Breeding
  • Botany and Physiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Propagation and Nursery Practices
  • Rootstocks
  • Planting systems and Orchard Management
  • Plant protection
  • Postharvest Physiology
  • Postharvest Management
  • Product Development
  • Marketing and Value chains


Sunday, 2nd of July

  • 17:00-21:00 Welcome and Registration

Monday, 3rd of July

  • 08:00-09:00 Registration and Poster display
  • 09:00-09:30 Opening ceremony
  • 09:30-10:00 Working sessions (Biotechnology, Genetic Resources and Breeding)
  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:30-13:00 Working sessions
  • 13:00-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-16:30 Working sessions
  • 16:30-17:00 Coffee break
  • 17:00-20:00 Visit the Village Museum

Tuesday, 4th of July

  • 08:00-10:00 Working sessions (Ecophysiology, Rootstocks and Orchard Management, Pest and Diseases)
  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:30-13:00 Working sessions
  • 13:00-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-16:30 Working sessions
  • 16:30-17:00 Coffee break
  • 17:00-18:30 Round table
  • 18:30-20:30 Panel Test

Wednesday, 5th of July

  • 08:30-13:00 Technical excursion – Research Institute for Fruit Growing Pitești – Mărăcineni (see the presentation here)
  • 13:00-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-16:30 Fruit Exhibition. Field visit.
  • 16.30 – Visit to Curtea de Argeș Monastery. Royal Burial Church.
  • 18.00 – Dinner at Curtea de Argeș

Thursday, 6th of July

  • 08:00 – 10:00 Working sessions (Fruit quality, Postharvest and Marketing)
  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:30-13:00 Working sessions
  • 13:00-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-16:30 Working sessions
  • 16:30-17:00 Coffee break
  • 17:00-18:30 ISHS Business Meeting
  • 20:00 – Symposium official dinner

Friday, 7th – Monday, 10th of July

Post-Symposium tours:

  • 1. Technical excursion in Dobrogea Region.
    • Comly Însurăței
    • Constanța Fruit Research and Development Station
    • Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve – UNESCO Heritage
  • 2. Excursion in Carpathian Mountanis
    • Peles Castle – Sinaia
    • Bran Castle
    • The town of Brașov
    • The town of Sighișoara – UNESCO Heritage
    • The town of Făgăraș
    • Transfăgărășan Road


July 2, 2017
July 6, 2017
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