ISHS logoInternational Symposium
on Biotechnology of
Temperate Fruit Crops and

Tropical Species


October 10-14, 2005


Hilton Daytona Beach / Ocean Walk Village
Daytona Beach, Florida USA


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l-Symposium Structure l-Symposium Sponsors
l-Introduction
l-Agenda
l-Related Links
l-Who Should Attend?
l-Optional Field Tour l-Travel & Area Information
l-Purpose
l-Registration Information l-Scientific Committee
l-Topics to Be Presented l-Hotel Accommodations l-Organizing Committee

l-For More Information

l-Symposium Abstract Book (PDF format)

 l-Symposium Flyer - PDF format     

l-Information on Traveling to the United States

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INTRODUCTION

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the International Symposium on Biotechnology of Temperate Fruit Crops and Tropical Species scheduled October 10-14, 2005 in Daytona Beach Florida, USA.

This meeting combines the First International Symposium on Transgenic Fruit Trees and the Third International Symposium of Biotechnology of Tropical Species. The International Symposium of Biotechnology of Tropical Species has been held at four-year intervals with previous meetings held in Taipei, Taiwan (2001) and in Brisbane, Australia (1997) and we invite you to join us. The International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS) sponsors this joint symposium.

We ask everyone with Internet access to use the symposium web page whenever possible. You will soon be able to submit your abstract online, register for the conference online and even find out about airline, hotel and other travel arrangements. And, you will be able to conveniently pay for your registration fee with a Visa, Master Card, discover or American Express credit card. Please take a moment to add our website address to your bookmark list.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The conference is designed to bring together biotechnology researchers in government, university and private sector laboratories working with temperate  tree fruits, and with tropical and subtropical fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops. In addition, we expect government policy makers, regulatory officials, industry leaders, and public interest group representatives to attend. It is anticipated that attendees will represent many developed countries with advanced research programs and developing countries in South and Central America, Africa, South and Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean region.

The International Symposium on Biotechnology of Temperate Fruit Crops and Tropical Species brings together researchers who are active in the development of biotechnology tools for fruit crops in temperate and tropical areas and those working with a range of horticultural crop species in the tropics. This is an under-researched, heterogeneous group of economically important species that receive scant attention in most major biotech meetings precisely due to the difficulties entailed in applying biotechnological approaches to their improvement. This international symposium will provide a means for scientists with kindred interests to gather and exchange information and establish collaborations.  Sessions on market utilization, regulatory issues, risk assessment, and consumer acceptance distinguish this symposium as unique in its scope of interest.


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PURPOSE

The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for presentation and exchange of new information with respect to biotechnology of fruit crops and tropical and subtropical horticultural plant species. This meeting will foster interactions amongst researchers with similar interests, joint research collaborations, exchange of new ideas, and interactions with regulatory agencies, industry representatives, and public interest groups.  Interactions between researchers in developing and developed countries, especially those working with tropical and subtropical species, will be encourages at this meeting. The proceedings of the meeting will be published by ISHS as an Acta Horticulturae Proceedings volume.

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 TOPICS TO BE PRESENTED


The topics for presentation and discussion will include:

  • Transgenic approaches for improving:
    - Product quality
    - Disease, insect, and abiotic stress resistance
    - Plant growth and development for enhanced crop performance

  • Recent advances in genomics of tree fruit species and tropical and subtropical horticultural crops and specific applications to:
    - Gene identification
    - Applied breeding programs

  • Entry of transgenic crops into the marketplace including:
    - Intellectual property rights
    - Regulatory issues for commercialization
    - Risk assessment

  • Overcoming hurdles to implementing biotechnologies

  • Non GM Biotechnologies
    - somaclonal variation
    - somatic hybridization

  • Enabling Technologies
    - cell culture
    - regeneration

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SYMPOSIUM STRUCTURE

This symposium, through a mix of concurrent and joint sessions, and break-out groups, will explore the progress being made in temperate fruit and tropical species biotechnology.  Invited speakers, oral presentations, and poster sessions will enable presenters to share their results and experiences in the application of biotechnology to genetic improvement of these species.  Commercialization and regulation of improved “biotech” crops will be addressed.

Invited speakers and volunteer speakers will address programmatic topics over the course of the symposium during plenary sessions. The majority of volunteer presenters will be scheduled to present their information during poster sessions scheduled in conjunction with the program agenda. There will be plenty of opportunity for interaction during Q&A, topical discussion periods and networking functions. Authors will be asked to submit full manuscripts for review and publication in a formal proceedings to be published post-conference by ISHS. The proceedings of the meeting will be published by the ISHS in its series Acta Horticulturae. Each individual participant, paying the fee, will receive a copy of the proceedings. Furthermore, the titles of the papers published, authors, abstracts and keywords will be available freely on the ISHS Website. Full articles will be retrievable as PDF files at moderate prices (and to some extent for free to ISHS members).

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AGENDA

Click one of the links below for a printable Detailed Agenda

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Click here for listing and biographies of invited speakers.


Sunday, October 9

10:00am

Executive Committee Meeting

5:00pm-7:00pm

Registration Open

5:00pm-7:00pm

Poster Display Set-up

5:00pm-7:00pm

Early Bird Social

7:00pm-9:00pm

ISHS Business Meeting


Monday, October 10

7:00am-6:00pm

Registration

7:00am-8:00am

Morning Refreshments

7:00am-9:00pm

Posters on Display

8:15am-8:45am

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Richard Litz, Tropical Research & Education Center,
    University of Florida, Homestead, Florida

William Brown, Assistant Dean, University of
    Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

Ralph Scorza, USDA-ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research
    Station, Kearneysville, West Virgiania

8:45am-12:00pm

General Session 1 – GM and non GM Biotechnological Approaches

 

Chairs: Ralph Scorza and Rod Drew

8:45am-9:30am

Genetic Modification in Fruit Breeding: the Papaya Example  – Richard Manshardt, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii

9:30am-10:15am

Ten Years of Plant Biotechnology Products: Proven Success and Future ApplicationsDavid Songstad, Monsanto, St. Louis, Missouri

10:15am-10:45am

Refreshment Break

10:45am-11:30am

Genetic Modifications in Floral Crops: Research to MarketplaceSteve Chandler, Florigene, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

11:30am-12:00pm

Overcoming Challenges to Deliver Transgenic Horticultural Products to US and Overseas MarketsKatherine Kahn, Foreign Agricultural Service US Department of Agriculture, Washington, District of Columbia

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch on Own

1:30pm-3:00pm

General Session 1 (continued) – GM and non GM Biotechnological Approaches

 

Chairs: Gale McGranahan and Luis Navarro

1:30pm-2:15pm

Genetics, Epigenetics and Crop ImprovementPat Heslop-Harrison, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

2:15pm-3:00pm

Applications of Somatic Hybridization and Cybridization in Scion and Rootsock Improvement with Focus on CitrusJude Grosser, UF/IFAS CREC, Lake Alfred, Florida

3:00pm-3:30pm

Refreshment Break

TWO CONCURRENT SESSIONS

3:30pm-4:50pm

Temperate - Hot Topics

 

Chairs: Jay Norelli and Chinnathambe Srinivasan

3:30pm-3:50pm

Monitoring Differential Expression during Fruit Maturation, Ripening and Storage as an Identification Tool for Gene Candidates for Superior Apple Fruit QualityRozemarijn Dreesen, KULeuven, Heverlee, Belgium

3:50pm-4:10pm

BpMADS4 - a MADS Box Gene of Birch Induces Flowers on Transgenic Apple Plants in vitroHenryk Flachowsky, Institute of Fruit Breeding, Dresden, Germany

4:10pm-4:30pm

Using MAT Vector System to Produce Marker-free Transformed Apricot Plants Lorenzo Burgos, CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia, Spain

4:30pm-4:50pm

Genetic Transformation of Apple without Use of a Selectable Marker – Herb S. Aldwinckle, Cornell University, Geneva, New York

3:30pm-4:50pm

Tropical - Non-Gm Technologies

 

Chairs: Fernando Pliego-Alfaro and Simon Raharjo

3:30pm-3:50pm

Recovery of Sexual Triploid Seedless Mandarin Hybrids by Embryo Rescue and Flow CytometryLuis Navarro, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Moncada Valencia, Spain

3:50pm-4:10pm

Somaclonal Variation in Tissue Culture Originated Date Palm off-types - Molecular Characterization of the Most Common off-types – Yuval Cohen, Volcani Research Center, Beit-Dagan, Israel

4:10pm-4:30pm

Genetic Improvement of Asexually Propagated PlantsDiogenes Infante, Instituto de Estudios Avanzados, Caracas, Venezuela

4:30pm-4:50pm

Somatic Hybridization and Androgenesis as a Tool for Banana Breeding Akym Assani, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

5:00pm-7:00pm

Formal Poster Session

7:00pm-9:00pm

Welcome Reception


Tuesday, October 11

7:00am-6:00pm

Registration

7:00am-8:00am

Morning Refreshments

7:00am-9:00pm

Posters on display

8:30am-11:55am

General Session 2 – Disease and Stress Resistance/Growth and Development/Product Quality

 

Chairs: Richard Bell and Tom Zimmerman

8:30am-9:15am

How can Knowledge about the Molecular Bases of Plant Disease and Disease Resistance Help Engineering of Resistance in Crops? Oliver LeGall, UMR INRA/Univ. Bordeaux, France

9:15am-10:00am

Genomics Approaches to Understanding Ripening Control and Fruit Quality in TomatoJames Giovannoni, USDA-ARS, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

10:00am-10:30am

Refreshment Break

10:30am-11:15am

Using Biotechnology to Improve Resistance to Environmental Stress in Fruit Crops: The Importance of Understanding Physiology Michael Wisniewski, USDA-ARS Kearneysville, West Virginia

11:15am-11:35am

Development of Papaya Varieties for Florida with Genetically Engineered Resistance to Papaya Ringspot VirusMichael Davis, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

11:35am-11:55am

Understanding the Carotenoid Biosynthetic Pathway in Citrus for a Biotechnological Improvement of Fruit Quality Lorenzo Zacarias, Burjasot, Valencia, Spain

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch on Own

1:30pm-4:00pm

General Session 2 (continued) – Disease and Stress Resistance/Growth and Development/ Product Quality

 

Chairs: Stefano Tartarini and Lorenzo Zacarias

1:30pm-1:50pm

Resistance to Passion Fruit Woodiness Virus in Transgenic Plants of the Yellow Passion Fruit Expressing the Viral Coat Protein GeneJorge Rezende, ESALQ - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

1:50pm-2:10pm

Strategies for Obtaining Fire Blight Resistance in Apple by rDNA TechnologyEwa E. Borejsza-Wysocka, Cornell University, Geneva, New York

2:10pm-2:30pm

Transformation of a Monocot Transcription Factor Associated with Early Flowering into Embryogenic Cell Suspension of Banana Cv Mas Rofina Yasmin Othman, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya

2:30pm-3:00pm

Refreshment Break

3:00pm-3:20pm

Molecular Interactions between Plum Pox Virus and the Capsid Cistron Engineered in Prunus domesticaJiban Kundu, Research Institute of Crop Production, Prague, Czech Republic

3:20pm-3:40pm

Effects of Environmental Stresses and Abscisic Acid on the Expression of sorbitol-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in Rosaceae Fruit Trees – Yoshinori Kanayama, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

3:40pm-4:00pm

Functional Genomics of Grape SeedlesnessAvi Perl, Volcani Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel

4:00pm-5:00pm

Formal Poster Session

5:00pm

Dinner on Own

7:00pm-7:50pm

General Session 3 – Integrating Biotechnology into Breeding Programs

 

Chair: Ralph Scorza

7:00pm-7:25pm

Improving Disease Resistance in Citrus Using Genomic ApproachesFred G. Gmitter, University of Florida/IFAS - CREC, Lake Alfred, Florida

7:25pm-7:50pm

Molecular Genetics in Persian Walnuts: A Breeder's Perspective Gale McGanahan, University of California, Davis, California

TWO CONCURRENT SESSIONS

7:55pm-9:00pm

Disease and Stress Resistance/Growth and Development /Product Quality

 

Chairs: Timothy Artlip and Kamal Chowdhury

7:55pm-8:10pm

Prolonged Longevity of Cymbidium Flowers through Genetic Transformation – Li-chun Huang, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

8:10pm-8:25pm

Characterization of Ripening-specific MADS-box Genes from BananaHaya Friedman, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

8:25pm-8:40pm

Molecular Marker-based Selection for Nematode Resistance in Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) – Sivananda Tirumalaraju, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

8:40pm-9:00pm

Discussion

7:55pm-9:00pm

Commercialization of Transgenics  

 

Chairs: Zongrang Liu and Cecilia Zapata

7:55pm-8:10pm

Field Performance of Transgenic Citrus Plants in Spain – Leandro Peña, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Valencia, Spain

8:10pm-8:25pm

USDA/APHIS Regulation of Genetically Engineered Plants – John Cordts - USDA/APHIS, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, Riverdale, Maryland

8:25pm-8:40pm

Intellectual Property Rights and Regulatory Issues Related to Biotechnology of Tropical Species in India – Jitendra Prakash, Invitro International Pvt. Ltd., Karnataka, India

8:40pm-9:00pm

‘HoneySweet’ – A Transgenic Plum pox virus Resistant Plum – Development, Field Testing, and Regulatory Issues – Ralph Scorza, USDA-ARS, Kearneysville, West Virginia


Wednesday, October 12 – Optional Professional Tour


Thursday, October 13

7:00am-6:00pm

Registration

7:00am-8:00am

Morning Refreshments

7:00am-9:00pm

Posters on Display

8:30am-12:10pm

General Session 4 – Integrating Genomics into Breeding Programs

 

Chairs: Viola Hanke and Maria Gallo Meagher

8:30am-9:15am

Integrating Genomics into Rosaceae Tree Fruit Breeding ProgramsPere Arús, IRTA Barcelona, Spain

9:15am-10:00am

Current Challenges of Tropical Tree Crop Improvement: Integrating Genomics into an Applied Cacao Breeding ProgramRay Schnell, USDA ARS, Miami, Florida

10:00am-10:30am

Refreshment Break

10:30am-10:50am

Intergeneric Hybridization Between Carica Papaya and Wild Vasconcellea Species and Identification of a PRSV-P Resistance GeneRod Drew, Griffith University, Nathan, Austrailia

10:50am-11:10am

Almond Shoot Regeneration in Prunus dulcis - A Molecular Approach to the Regeneration ProcessAna Margarida Santos, ITQB/IBET, Oeiras, Portugal

11:10am-11:30am

Development of Platform Biotechnologies for Genetic Improvement of Prunus spp.A. Kalinina, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON Canada

11:30am-11:50am

Towards Identification, Isolation and Characterization of Disease Resistance Genes from Native North American Grape (Vitis L.) SpeciesJiang Lu, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida

11:50am-12:10pm

Microarray Expression Profiling of Nagami Kumquat in Response to Canker Abeer Kalaf, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

12:10pm-1:30pm

Lunch on Own

SIX CONCURRENT SESSIONS

(Open forum discussions of the application of biotech approaches to improvement of the subject crops.)

1:30pm-3:30pm

Apple Session

 

Chairs: Gennaro Fazio and Jay Norelli

1:30pm-3:30pm

Grape Session

 

Chairs: Fernando Reyes and Dennis Gray

1:30pm-3:30pm

Prunus Session

 

Chairs: Lining Tian and Humberto Prieto

1:30pm-3:30pm

Miscellaneous Tropical Fruits Session

 

Chairs: Eva de Garcia and Fernando Pliego Alfaro

1:30pm-3:30pm

Papaya Session

 

Chairs: Mike Davis and Richard Manshardt

1:30pm-3:30pm

Citrus Session

 

Chairs: Randy Niedz and Leandro Pena

3:30pm-5:30pm

Formal Poster Session

6:00pm-7:00pm

Networking Reception

7:00pm-11:00pm

Dinner Banquet:
Open Sesame: Biological Open Source and a New Dynamic for Biotechnology in Society
Richard Jefferson, CAMBIA, Canberra, Australia


Friday, October 14

7:00am-6:00pm

Registration

7:00am-8:30am

Morning Refreshments

7:00am-12:00pm

Posters on Display

8:30am-12:00pm

General Session 5 – Risk Assessment/Mitigation and Enabling Technologies

 

Chair: Richard Litz

8:30am-9:15am

Site-Specific Recombination for Plant Genetic EngineeringDavid Ow, USDA Gene Expression Center, Albany, California

9:15am-10:00am

Recovery of Difficult-to-Regenerate Species: the Cycad ExampleVictor Chavez, Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

10:00am-12:00pm

Formal Poster Session

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch on Own

12:00pm-1:30pm

Poster Display Removal

TWO CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:30pm-2:30pm

Enabling Technologies

 

Chairs: Andres Cruz Hernandez and Dennis Gray

1:30pm-1:50pm

Shortening of the Juvenile Period in Sweet Orange Plants by Transgenic Overexpression of the APETALA1 Gene – Leandro Peña, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Valencia, Spain

1:50pm-2:10pm

Screening Transgenic Grapevines for Pierce’s Disease ResistanceDennis Gray, University of Florida/IFAS, Apopka, Florida

2:10pm-2:30pm

Clonal Regeneration of Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) via Somatic EmbryogenesisSimon Raharjo, University of Florida/IFAS, TREC, Homestead, Florida

2:30pm-2:50pm

Refreshment Break

2:50pm-3:50pm

Enabling Technologies  (continued)

 

Chairs: Philippe Druart and Carmine Damiano

2:50pm-3:10pm

PPV-CP intron-hairpin-RNA (ihpRNA) Constructs Provide Resistance to Plum pox virus in Herbaceous and Woody Perennial Species – Jean-Michel Hily, USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, West Virginia

3:10pm-3:30pm

A mid-scale Platform for Genetic Transformation of Different Grapevine Varieties: Use of Thompson Seedless as a Model Fernando Reyes, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Santiago, Chile

3:30pm-3:50pm

Vfa1 and Vfa2 Genes Confer Resistance to Venturia inaequalis in Transgenic McIntosh Apple PlantsMickael Malnoy, Cornell University, Geneva, New York

1:30pm-2:30pm

Genomics - Molecular Breeding

 

Chairs: Ann Callahan and Margarida Oliveira

1:30pm-1:50pm

Sequencing and Annotation of the Peach Evergrowing Locus from Wild-type and Mutant Genomes Reveals Several Candidate Genes for the Control of Terminal Bud Formation in Response to Dormancy Inducing Conditions – Douglas Bielenberg, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

1:50pm-2:10pm

Molecular Genetic Dissection of Chilling Injury in Peach Fruit Ebenezer Ogundiwin, University of California, Davis, Parlier, California

2:10pm-2:30pm

Isolation and Characterization of the 2S Albumin Gene and Promoter from GrapevineZhijian Li, University of Florida/IFAS – MFREC, Apopka, Florida

2:30pm-2:50pm

Refreshment Break

2:50pm-3:50pm

Genomics - Molecular Breeding  (continued)

 

Chairs: Eva de Garcia and Sadanand Dhekney

2:50pm-3:10pm

Biotechnology for Flower Development and Pigment Production in Marigold (Tagetes erecta) – Andrés Cruz-Hernandez, CINVESTAV-IPN, Unidad Irapuato, Guanajuato, México

3:10pm-3:30pm

Flowering Time Analogues in Musa Carlos Giménez, Universidad del Zulia, Zulia, Venezuela

3:30pm-3:50pm

Production of Marker-Free Transgenic Citrus Plants Using Positive Selection and Removal by Site-Specific Recombination – Alida Ballester, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Valencia, Spain

3:50pm-5:00pm

Closing Session

5:00pm

Symposium Concluded

 

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OPTIONAL FIELD TOUR - Wednesday, October 12, 2005

 

Symposium attendees may choose to participate in an all-day Optional field tour. The horticulture production and citrus research tour will focus on applications of biotechnology for citrus variety improvement and related topics. Lunch will be provided for participants at the University of Florida/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center.
 

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, located in the Orlando metropolitan area, focuses on the study of ornamental plants, grapes and vegetables, with active research programs in production, disease management, entomology and genetics. The tropical foliage plant and grape industries will be highlighted, with discussions concerning research in production, genetics and biotechnology

Wednesday, October 12 - Optional Field Tour Itinerary

 8:30am

Departure from the Hilton Daytona Beach Hotel

10:30am-12:30pm

University of Florida/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center – Enjoy a tour of the University of Florida’s largest off-campus center and the largest center in the world devoted to citrus. At CREC, you will get an overview of UF programs on issues in horticulture, including breeding and genetics, pests and diseases, postharvest and processing.

12:30-1:00pm

Lunch Provided

2:00pm-3:30pm

University of Florida/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center – Enjoy a tour of the premier horticultural research facility in central Florida specializing in ornamental and vegetable crops, featuring a special presentation of the IPM greenhouse facilities. MFREC is a premier center for research involving grape biotechnology in addition to ornamental and vegetable research.

5:00pm

Arrival at the Hilton Daytona Beach Hotel

 

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration Fees: The attendee registration fee, combined with funds contributed by our generous sponsors, will allow meeting attendees to receive an abstract book, and, one copy of the proceedings to be published and distributed post conference. The fee also includes an early bird networking social, a welcome reception, early morning, mid-morning and afternoon refreshments each day and the Thursday evening closing dinner banquet. Please refer to the detailed agenda for the date and time of scheduled functions. An optional Commercial Field Trip is available for an additional fee.

The spouse/guest and child registration fee includes the early bird networking social, the welcome reception and the closing dinner banquet. Please Note: The Guest Registration Category is not for use by co-workers.

All figures are presented in US dollars ($).

ISHS Member Attendee Fee   

Register by
August 1, 2005

$450

Register by
September 9, 2005
$500

Register after
September 9, 2005
$550

 

Non-ISHS Member Attendee Fee

Register by
August 1, 2005

$550

Register by
September 9, 2005
$600

Register after
September 9, 2005
$650

 

Student Attendee Fee (Does not include proceedings) [Student ID Required]

Register by
August 1, 2005

$300

Register by
September 9, 2005
$350

Register after
September 9, 2005
$400


Guest Fee (Not for use by a co-worker)

Register by
August 1, 2005

$195

Register by
September 9, 2005
$250

Register after
September 9, 2005
$295


Child Fee (12 years old & under)   

Register by
August 1, 2005

$75

Register by
September 9, 2005
$100

Register after
September 9, 2005
$125

 

COMMERCIAL FIELD TRIP (Optional - Wednesday, October 12, 2005)

Register by
August 1, 2005

$50 each

Register by
September 9, 2005
$65 each

Field Trip registration must be made by September 9, 2005.

 

NOTE: Individuals not staying in the Hilton Daytona Beach will be charged a facility usage fee of $100 onsite. [Explanation of Facilities Usage Fee]

Before clicking on the Register Now link below, we recommend that you have payment information on-hand, such as credit card, check number or purchase order number, if we are to invoice your institution.

NOTE: You will need your ISHS member number to receive the reduced member registration fees.

Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if a written notification of cancellation is received by the Office of Conferences & Institutes on or before September 12, 2005. A $100.00 processing fee will be deducted from all registration refunds. Sorry, no refunds will be honored for cancellations after September 12, 2005.

Special Needs:
Participants with special needs can be reasonably accommodated by contacting the Office of Conferences & Institutes at least 10 working days prior to the conference. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-392-5930, by fax at 1-352-392-9734, or by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD). The TDD number can only be accessed from within Florida.
 

Advanced registration is closed, however, we will be happy to register you onsite at the symposium and look forward to your participation.


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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS & MEETING SITE

Hilton Daytona Beach / Ocean Walk Village
100 North Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
PH: 1-866-536-8477 or if local, 386-252-8678
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=DABDHHF

At the Hilton's  Daytona Beach Ocean / Walk Village, you'll experience the excitement of the World's Most Famous Beach and Daytona's only traffic-free beach along with remarkable service and amenities you would expect from a premier resort. From the moment you enter our magnificent lobby, you are greeted with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Daytona Beach Clocktower, forming a lasting impression.

Accommodations
Sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Hilton for ISHS conference attendees at a reduced rate. The rooms and reduced rate are limited so we encourage participants to begin travel preparations now and reserve accommodations as soon as possible. The special room rate is as follows:

One or two people in a room $109.00 per day plus state and local taxes, currently 12.5%
Three or four people in a room $119.00 per day

If making a hotel reservation on-line input the Group Code: ISH

U.S. Government Per Diem Rate:
Guest RoomA limited number of the sleeping rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the 2005 government per diem rate for U.S. Government attendees. To receive the special rate, U.S. government officials must present proper identification upon check-in and payment must be made in the form of a government issued check, credit card or purchase order.

All the above group rates will be honored from October 7, 2005 through October 17, 2005 (based upon availability).

NOTE: The guest room block and group rate that has been negotiated with the hotel includes costs incurred to provide us with the large quantity of meeting space we require for our meetings. If we do not occupy a sufficient amount of guest rooms throughout the symposium, we will incur additional costs for meeting room rental charges. Therefore, we encourage all symposium participants to stay in the host hotel. Consequently, guests not staying at the Hilton during the conference will be charged a $100 facilities fee to cover their portion of meeting room rental charges incurred. [Explanation of Facilities Usage Fee]

Reservation Deadline and Deposit Guarantee:
Daytona Beach poolAll hotel reservations must be made by Monday, September 15, 2005. After this date, the discounted group rate (which is considerably lower than the regular rate) will not be applicable even if rooms are available. Please be aware that the rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and the block of guest rooms may fill before the deadline; therefore we urge you to make your reservation at your earliest convenience. To guarantee the reservation, the hotel will require a first night’s deposit, refundable up to five (5) days before your arrival date. All credit cards used to guarantee a reservation will be charged immediately for one night’s lodging.

To make a reservation, be certain to state you are attending the ISHS conference to receive the special reduced rates. Check in will be available at 4:00pm on the day of arrival and check-out will be 11:00am the day of departure.
 

Share-a-room Information
This service is to assist individuals in locating others interested in sharing accommodations for the symposium. It is the individual's responsibility to make contact with other interested parties. Once a roommate has been located, you may request removal of your email contact.
CLICK HERE to view those wishing to share a hotel room.
Click here to submit your information for posting on the share a hotel room page (Email submissions will be posted within 5 working days).
  • This service will require that your name, gender, email address, affiliation, originating country and smoking preference be posted on a web page accessible to the public.
     
  • After locating a roommate, be sure to reserve your hotel room specifying two double beds as soon as possible. Double rooms tend to fill first and may not be available if you wait.

Click here to have your contact information removed from the list of those wishing to share a hotel room.

Sharing a guest room with another participant?
Specify to the hotel the following.

  1. The full names of all sharing the guest room. If a person is not listed on the room, they will not be allowed to check into the guest room upon arrival.

  2. How the deposit is to be paid and by whom. If the deposit is to be paid by more than one person, then the full information and payment arrangements need to be included in the communication. (NOTE: A deposit is required by the hotel in order to reserve a guest room.)

  3. How the remaining room charges are to be paid. The hotel will need method of payment for each person responsible for the charges. This information will be reiterated at check-in.

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SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS
 

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RELATED LINKS


International Agricultural Magazine
Functional Plant Biology  


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TRAVEL AND AREA INFORMATION
Air service is provided through the Daytona Beach Airport in Daytona Beach, and additional airports within a 1-2 hour drive of Daytona are located in Jacksonville (102 miles) and
Orlando (69 miles).

Jacksonville Airport Authority

daytona-orlando transit service, inc.

Daytona Orlando Transit Service, Inc. (DOTS) offers airport shuttle service from Orlando International Airport to Daytona Beach.
To make a reservation, please call
    (386) 257-5411 • (800) 231-1965
               Fax (386) 257-5415


 

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SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Scientific Committee - Temperate Trees

Albert Abbott
USA
Clemson University

Pere Arùs
SPAIN
CSIC-IRTA Cabrils

Daniel Brown
CANADA
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Lorenzo Burgos
SPAIN
CEBAS-CSIC Murcia

Elisabeth Chevreau
FRANCE
INRA - Angers

John Cordts
USA
USDA-APHIS-BRS

Abhaya Dandekar
USA
University of California, Davis

Moshe Flaishman
ISREAL
The Volcani Center

Susan Gardiner
NEW ZEALAND
HortResearch Centre  Palmerston North

Magda-Viola Hanke
GERMANY
BAZ Dresden

Kaichun Zhang
CHINA
Beijing Pomology and Forestry Institute

Schuyler Korban
USA
University of Illinois

David Lane
CANADA
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Margarida Oliveira
PORTUGAL
IBET Oeiras

Humberto Prieto
CHILE
INIA La Platina

Ryutaro Tao
JAPAN
Kyoto University

Stefano Tartarini
ITALY
University of Bologna

Scientific Committee - Tropical Crops

Kazumitsu Matsumoto
BRAZIL
CENARGEN EMBRAPA

Alain Rival
FRANCE
CIRAD

Miguel A. Gómez Lim
MEXICO
CINVESTAV Irapuato

Rod Drew
AUSTRALIA
Griffith University

Luis Navarro
SPAIN
IVIA

Mike K. Smith
AUSTRALIA
Queensland DPI

Fernando Pliego Alfaro
SPAIN
Universidad de Malaga

Leandro Peña
SPAIN
IVIA Valenica

Robert Henry
AUSTRALIA
Southern Cross University

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

USDA ARS, Kearneysville, WV

   Ralph Scorza

   Timothy Artlip

   Richard Bell

   Ann Callahan

   Zongrang Liu

   Jay Norelli

   Chinnathambi Srinivasan

USDA ARS Subtropical Horticultural Research Center, Miami, FL

   Raymond Schnell

University of Florida/IFAS

   Richard Litz

   David Clark

   Mike Davis

   Fred Gmitter

   Dennis Gray

   Jude Grosser

   Maria Gallo Meagher

Yoder Brother Nursery,
Ft. Myers, FL

   Cecilia Zapata

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Symposium Hosts

Richard Litz (Tropical Crops)

University of Florida/IFAS
Horticultural Sciences Department
18905 SW 280 St.
Homestead, FL 33031-3314
Phone: 305-246-7001 ext 310
Fax: 305-246-7003
Email: rel@ifas.ufl.edu

 

Ralph Scorza (Temperate Tree Fruits)

USDA-ARS-Appalachian Fruit Research Station

2217 Wiltshire Road

Kearneysville, WV 25430 USA

Phone: 304-725-3451

Fax: 304-728-2340

Symposium Coordinator

Dianne Kattawar
University of Florida/IFAS
PO box 110750
Office of Conferences & Institutes
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
Phone: 352-392-5930
Fax: 352-392-9734
Email: dkattawar@ifas.ufl.edu

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