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X International Symposium on Temperate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics

September 18, 2017 - September 20, 2017

This important international symposium will be held at SQU on 18-20 September 2017, under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS). The symposium national organizers will include the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries and The Research Council of Oman. 

The International Scientific Committee and Invited speakers will be from FAO-MENA, Iran, USA, South Africa, and Australia. Oman is a country member of ISHS by Royal Decree 92/2010, and this symposium is the first of its kind under the joint Oman-ISHS activities of the Society. Papers presented at this symposium will be published in a SCOPUS-indexed volume of Acta Horticulturae.

The 10th International Symposium on Temperate Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics

 This ISHS symposium is organized by Sultan Qaboos University in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriulture and Fisheries and the Research Council of Oman (TRC).

Oman is a country in the northeastern Arabian Peninsula, characterized by great climatic and geographic diversity that allows it to grow a variety of fruit crops. These include tropical, subtropical and temperate fruit crops.

The 10th international symposium will host keynote speakers from around the world with unique experience in growing temperate fruit crops in a variety of climates. They will address key issues facing cultivation of temperate fruits in the tropics and subtropics.

The symposium is supported by research organization in Oman. We kept the cost at minimum to allow wide participation from scientists across the globe.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers have been invited to the symposium to talk about various aspects of cultivating temperate fruit crops in tropical and subtropical climates. The speakers will cover orchard management, fruit physiology, postharvest technology and plant pathology.

Prof. Esmaeil Fallahi
University of Idaho

Prof. Linus Opara
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Prof. Michael Deadman
University of Reading, UK

Prof. Bruce Schaffer
University of Florida, USA


September 18, 2017
September 20, 2017
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Sultan Qaboos University
Ministry of Agriulture and Fisheries
the Research Council of Oman


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