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ISHS International Symposium
on Protected Culture in a
Mild-Winter Climate

March 23-27, 2004
Orlando WorldGate Hotel
Kissimmee, FL, USA


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INTRODUCTION

Dear Colleague,

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the International Symposium on Protected Culture in a Mild-Winter Climate scheduled March 23-27, 2004 in Orlando, Florida, USA. This web site will be used to provide you with up-to-date information on the symposium and to assist you with making arrangements for your participation.

In the near future, you will 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 this site to your bookmark list.

This international symposium will provide numerous opportunities for participants to share up-to-date information and research, and to discuss common concerns with colleagues from around the world. This exchange of information is vital to the continued improvement and international advancement of protected culture in mild-winter climates, and we invite you to join us.

See you in Orlando!

Dan Cantliffe
SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZER

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Melon PhotoThe International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), and the Commission for Protected Cultivation and the Working Group for Protected Culture in a Mild-Winter Climate will organize the 2004 International Symposium. Attendees will include academicians, scientists, and students with interests in protected cultivation.  Some private consultants may be interested as well as corporate representatives.

Most occupations of interest will be those involved in research or commercial production of horticultural crops using protected cultivation, primarily vegetables and fruits, and possibly cut flowers.  Attendees may be involved in cultural production, pest management, postharvest fruit quality and/or economics and marketing.

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PURPOSE

The objective of this symposium is to gather and disseminate international expertise in the area of protected culture. The program will target worldwide concerns of production, non-chemical pest management, and global competition.

The most widely used soil fumigant, methyl bromide, will no longer be available in many countries for vegetable production in 2005.  Protected cultivation of horticultural crops is expanding world-wide, not only because crops can be grown without soil, thus, eliminating the need for methyl bromide, but also, high-quality product is achieved using reduced chemicals, water, and other fuel inputs when grown in areas with a mild-winter climate.  However, there are several world-wide concerns which will be brought to the table at the meeting in 2004, those being the challenges of soilless production such as water restrictions, reduced pesticide use and biological control of both insects and diseases, and the overall economics of such ventures, including product quality and marketing.  This will be a multi-disciplinary meeting of researchers, growers, and industry members to share international information at the both the practical and scientific levels.

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Bug Photo TOPICS TO BE PRESENTED
  • Horticultural Crop Production/Culture including Nutrition and Irrigation Management in Soilless Culture
  • Pest Management
  • Economics and Product Quality
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SYMPOSIUM STRUCTURE

Invited speakers and a limited number of 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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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

All individuals involved in research or commercial production of Horticultural crops using protected cultivation are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral or poster presentation. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the online submission form by December 15, 2003 following the detailed submission instructions posted on the symposium web site.
 

Abstracts are no longer being accepted.

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TENTATIVE MEETING AGENDA
 
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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

5:00pm-7:00pm

Registration Office Open to Symposium Attendees

5:00pm-7:00pm

Poster Presenters to set up Displays

5:00pm-7:00pm

Early Bird Networking Social

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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

7:00am-6:00pm

Registration Office Open

7:00am-8:30am

Early Morning Refreshments

8:30am-9:15am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Opening

Welcome ― Richard Jones, Dean for Research and
Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL, USA

Remarks from the ISHS Working Group Chair ― Professor Yüksel Tüzel, Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Bornova, Turkey

Remarks from the Symposium Organizer Daniel J. Cantliffe, ISHS Section Chair, Vegetables, and Chair, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL, USA

9:15am-11:30am

 

SESSION 1: Greenhouse Production in a Global Marketplace

Moderator: Richard Tyson, University of Florida/IFAS, Seminole County Cooperative Extension Service, Sanford, FL, USA

9:15am-9:45am

Mexico as the New Major Player in the Vegetable Greenhouse Industry ― Mario Steta, Agros SA de CV, Queretaro, Mexico

9:45am-10:00am

Greenhouse Vegetables in Florida’s Mild Winter Climate – 2004 Update ― Richard V. Tyson, University of Florida, Sanford, FL, USA; Robert C. Hochmuth, University of Florida, Live Oak, FL, USA; Elizabeth M. Lamb, University of Florida, Ft. Pierce, FL, USA; Eugene McAvoy, University of Florida, La Belle, FL, USA; Teresa Olczyk and Mary Lamberts, University of Florida, Homestead, FL, USA

10:00am-10:30am

Refreshment Break

10:30am-10:45am

Staying Competitive in a Global Market ― Mary A. Donnell, Ohio State University Extension, Agricultural Business Enhancement Center, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA

10:45am-11:00am

Income Distribution of Protected Crop Farms in Andalusia ― Carlos R. García, ETEA, Business Administration Faculty, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain; Haydee Marín, ETEA, Business Administration Faculty, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain

11:00am-11:15am

Efficiency of Selected Productive Strategies with Imprecise Data ― Carlos R. García, ETEA, Business Administration Faculty, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain

11:15am-11:30am

Potential for Greenhouse Aeroponic Cultivation of Botanical Products ― Christopher L. Pagliarulo and Gene A. Giacomelli, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona USA; Anita L. Hayden, Native American Botanics Corp, Tucson, AZ, USA

11:30am-1:00pm

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Lunch provided (Lunch coupons will be provided for redemption in the hotel restaurant.)

1:00pm-4:00pm

 

SESSION 2: Crop Engineering and Technology

Moderator: Gene Giacomelli, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

1:00pm-1:15pm

Some Control Strategies and Sensorial Apparatus for the Climate Conditioning in a Retractable Roof Greenhouse in Semi-Arid Regions ― Armando Suárez-Romero, Gene Giacomelli, Chieri Kubota and Merle Jensen, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

1:15pm-1:30pm

Container Production of Ornamental Crops in Retractable Roof Greenhouses in Semi-Arid Climate of the Southwestern United States ― Ursula K. Schuch, Plant Sciences Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

1:30pm-1:45pm

Retractable Roof Greenhouse Production of Basil (Ocimum basilicum) and Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus) in a Semi-Arid Climate ― Jennifer B. Nelkin and Ursula K. Schuch, Plant Sciences Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

1:45pm-2:00pm

Solar Radiation Variability in East-West Oriented Mediterranean Greenhouses — Teresa Soriano, Centro de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Granada, Spain; Joaquín Hernández, Universidad de Almería, Almería, Spain; Isabel Morales, Centro de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Granada, Spain; Ignacio Escobar, Caja Rural de Granada, Granada, Spain; Nicolás Castilla, Centro de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Granada, Spain

2:00pm-2:15pm

Greenhouse Design for the Mars Environment:  Development of a Prototype, Deployable Dome — Ray A. Bucklin and Erin Wilkerson, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA; Vadim Y. Rygalov, University of Florida, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA; Raymond M. Wheeler, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA; Philip A. Fowler, Dynamac Corp, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

2:15pm-2:30pm

Calculation of Wind Pressure Coefficients for Continuous Flap Vents in a “Parral” Greenhouse Using Wind Tunnel Measurements and Computational Fluid DynamicsJerónimo José Pérez-Parra, Esteban José Baeza, G. Zaragoza and J. C. López, Estación Experimental de Cajamar “Las Palmerillas”, El Ejido, Almería, Spain; J. I. Montero, IRTA. Estación de Cabrils, Cabrils, Barcelona, Spain

2:30pm-2:45pm

ColorNets: Crop Protection and Light-Quality Manipulation in One Technology ― Yosepha Shahak, Eugene E. Gussakovsky, ARO, The Volcani Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel; Elazar “Zari” Gal, Raz Ganelevin, Polysack Plastic Industries, Nir Yitzhak, Sufa, Israel

2:45pm-3:00pm

Season Extension for Tomato Production Using High Tunnels ― Eugene Reiss and A. J. Both, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

3:00pm-3:45pm

 

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Poster Session I & Refreshment Break:

·Greenhouse Production in a Global Marketplace

·Seedlings for Protected Cultivation

3:45pm-4:30pm

 

SESSION 3: Seedlings for Protected Cultivation

Moderator: Silvana Nicola, Dipartimento di Agronomia, Selvicoltura e Gestione del Territorio, Università degli Studi di Torino, Grugliasco, Italy

3:45pm-4:00pm

Nitrogen Fertilization Regime and Lettuce Romaine Types Influence Seedling Growth, Root Architecture and Transplant Quality Silvana Nicola, Jeanet Hoeberechts, Daniela Saglietti and Emanuela Fontana, Dipartimento di Agronomia, Selvicoltura e Gestione del Territorio, Università degli Studi di Torino, Grugliasco, Italy

4:00pm-4:15pm

Analyses and Optimization of Long Distance Transportation Conditions for High Quality Tomato Seedlings ― Chieri Kubota and Mark Kroggel, Controlled Environment Agriculture Program (CEAC), The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA; Damian Solomon, EuroFresh Inc., Willcox, AZ, USA; Leo Benne, Bevo Farms Ltd., Milner, BC, Canada

4:15pm-4:30pm

Grafting Vegetable-Crop Plants: Pros and Cons ― Menahem Edelstein, Department of Vegetable Crops, Agricultural Research Organization, Newe Ya’ar Research Center, Ramat Yishay, Israel

4:30pm-5:15pm

Poster Session II: Engineering and Technology

5:30pm-7:30pm

Poolside Networking Social

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Thursday, March 25, 2004
7:00am-7:45am Early Morning Refreshments
7:45am Busses load and prepare for departure

Please plan for timely arrival in the pre-function area. The busses will board at 7:45am, and depart promptly at 8:00am. We would like to remind you to stay with the group as you arrive at and depart from each tour stop throughout the day. If you miss the bus and get separated from the group, hiring a taxi to return to the hotel can cost upwards of $250 US dollars.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each participant has been given a card reminding him or her which tour they signed up for. You MUST go on the tour you signed up for, and cannot switch tours because tour one and tour two required advance screening due to Homeland Security requirements. Each tour guide will be given a list of names for reference purposes, and your name will be checked off the list as you board the bus. If you lose your tour card, or cannot remember which tour you signed up for, please see the conference staff at the registration desk. A boxed lunch will be provided in conjunction with the IPM tour at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center.

8:00am-5:00pm

Depart for Commercial Field Tours - Be sure to choose which tour you want to go on when you register for the symposium, the Horticultural Crops and Space Research Tour, or the Vegetable Crops and Transplant Tour.

5:00pm Return to Hotel (Dinner on your own)

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Friday, March 26, 2004
7:00am-8:00am Early Morning Refreshments and Posters on Display

8:00am-11:15am

 

SESSION 4: Pest Management

Moderator: Philip A. Stansly, University of Florida/IFAS, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL, USA

8:00am-8:30am

The Use of the Sterile Insect Technique Plus Parasitoids to Control Arthropod Pests in Glasshouses: Liriomyza Leafminers as a Model System ― Michael P. Parrella and Roy Kaspi, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

8:30am-8:45am

Distribution of the Predatory Mite, Neoseiulus cucumeris, in Greenhouse Pepper ― Phyllis G. Weintraub, Agricultural Research Organization, Gilat Research Center, Israel; Eric Palevsky, Agricultural Research Organization, Newe Ya’ar Research Center, Israel; Victor Alchanatis, Agricultural Research Organization, Beit Dagan, Israel

8:45am-9:00am

Decision Support System for Plagues Handling Using Organisms of Biological Control ― Martin M. Acebedo, Department of Vegetal Health, Delegation in Almería of the Andalusian Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries,  Almería, Spain; M. Navarro, Institute of Studies of Cajamar, Almería, Spain; J. R. Díaz-Alvarez, Department of Agrarian Economy, Sociology and Policy, University of Almería, Almería, Spain

9:00am-9:15am

Integrated Production and Protection in Greenhouse Tomato in Morocco ― Abdelhaq Hanafi1 and Wilfried H. Schnitzler2; 1Department of Plant Protection, IAV Hassan II, Agadir, Morocco; 2Quality of Vegetal Foodstuff, Center of Life Science Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

9:15am-9:30am

Review of Current Practice for IPM Cucumbers in Shaanxi, China ― Zhirong Zou, Rupert Knowles and Lana Mo, Northwest Sci-tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

9:30am-9:45am

Integrated Protection in a Greenhouse Rose Crop: Origins of Contamination ― Marie Chave, P. Julien, A. Bettachini, C. Thomas and C. Poncet, National Institute of Agronomic Research, Antibes, France

9:45am-10:30am

Poster Session III & Refreshment Break:

·Cropping Systems

·Water, Nutrition and Salinity under Protected Cultivation

10:30am-10:45am

Biocontrol Successes and Challenges in Field Situations — René Ruiter, Koppert Biological Systems, Inc., Oxnard, CA, USA

10:45am-11:00am

Adding Olive Mill Wastewater to Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions: A Potential Agent against Microbial Diseases? ―
W. H. Schnitzler, G. Nitz and Tatjana Kistner, Quality of Vegetal Foodstuff, Center of Life Science Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

11:00am-11:15am

 

 

 

 

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Effect of Salinity and Bacillus subtilis on White Fly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum, Westwood) in Hydroponically Grown Tomatoes (Lycopersicum lycopersicum Lt.) ― Markus Woitke1, Abdelhaq Hanafi2 and Wilfried H. Schnitzler1; 1Quality of Vegetal Foodstuff, Center of Life Science Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany; 2Department of Plant Protection, IAV Hassan II, Agadir, Morocco

11:15am-1:45pm

 

SESSION 5: Cropping Systems

Moderator: Bob Hochmuth, University of Florida/IFAS, North Florida Research & Education Center, Live Oak, FL, USA

11:15am-11:30am

Aeroponic Cultivation of Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Rhizomes ― Anita L. Hayden, Native American Botanics Corp, Tucson, AZ,  USA; Lindy Brigham and Gene A. Giacomelli, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

11:30am-11:45am

Cultivation of Different Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) Cultivars Under Greenhouse Conditions ― Michael Boehme,
Ina Pinker
and Iliana Corria Arias, Humboldt University of Berlin, Institute for Horticultural Sciences, Berlin, Germany

11:45am-1:00pm

Lunch provided (Lunch coupons will be provided for redemption in the hotel restaurant.)

1:00pm-1:15pm

Tomato Yield and Fruit Characteristics in Relation to Basal Leaf Removal  — Cherubino Leonardi, F. Giuffrida and V. Sciglitano, Dipartimento di OrtoFloroArboricolturae Tecnologie Agroalimentari, Catania University, Italy

1:15pm-1:30pm

Effect of Substrate Culture on Growth, Yield and Fruit Quality of the Greenhouse Tomato ― Javier Lopez, F. Vásquez and F. Ramos, Subdirección de Investigación y Graduados Agropecuarios, Instituto Tecnológico Agropecuario de Oaxaca, México

1:30pm-1:45pm

 

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Field Tunnels Permit Extended Season Harvest of Small Fruits in California — Mark Gaskell, University of California Cooperative Extension, Santa Maria, CA, USA

1:45pm-5:15pm

 

SESSION 6: Water, Nutrition and Salinity under Protected Cultivation

Moderator: Peter Stoffella, University of Florida/IFAS, Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, FL, USA

1:45pm-2:00pm

Hydroponically Grown Crops in the Netherlands: Irrigation Strategies ― Ep Heuvelink and Olaf van Kooten, Horticultural Production Chains Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, the Netherlands; Cecilia Stanghellini,  Agrotechnology & Food Innovations, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, the Netherlands

2:00pm-2:15pm

Effects of Nutrient Solution EC, Plant Microclimate and Cultivars on Fruit Quality and Yield of Hydroponic Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) ― Min Wu, Johann S. Buck and Chieri Kubota, Controlled Environment Agriculture Program (CEAC), Department of Plant Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

2:15pm-2:30pm

Effects of Nutrition Systems and Irrigation Programs on Yield, Fruit Quality, Water and Nutrient Consumption of Tomato ― Yüksel Tüzel, Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture, Dept. of Horticulture, Turkey

2:30pm-2:45pm

 

 

 

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Preliminary Study on the Effects of Environmental Conditions and Salinity on Tomato Plants (Lycopersicon esculentum) Growth Status in Semi-Arid Regions ― Paula Costa, Gene A. Giacomelli, Chieri Kubota and Merle Jensen, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC), The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

2:45pm-3:30pm

Poster Session IV & Refreshment Break:

·Pest Management

·Product Quality

[Poster Session Ends – Posters must be removed by 4:00pm]

3:30pm-3:45pm

Water and Nutrient Use of Greenhouse Tomatoes Grown in Tezontle Media and in Soil in Central Mexico ― Javier Z. Castellanos, Patricia Vargas-Tapia, J. L. Ojodeagua and J. J. Munoz-Ramos, INIFAP, Celaya, Mexico

3:45pm-4:00pm

Water Consumption of Pepper Grown in an Insect-Proof Screenhouse ― M. Moller, J. Tanny, S. Cohen, Y. Li, M. Teitel and A. Grava, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel; Itzhak Esquira, SHAHAM, Ministry of Agriculture, Bet Dagan, Israel

4:00pm-4:15pm

Effects of EC-level and Plant Shading on Capsicum annuum L., “Sweet Red Long” alias “Friariello” Type, Grown with NFT ― Gianluca Caruso, University of Naples, Italy; G. Villari and A. Villari, Experimental Station for the Food Preserving Industry (SSICA), Parma, Italy

4:15pm-4:30pm

Controlling Depth of Soil Moisture Surrounding Root Environment of Cantaloupe under Protected Cultivation ― Khaled M. Refaie and Mahmoud A. Medany,  The Central Lab for Agricultural Climate; Ayman F. Abou-Hadid, Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

4:30pm-4:45pm

A Model of Nitrogen Fertilization Using Drip Tubes for Greenhouse Cucumber, Based on the Number of Leaves ― Tatsuo Sato, Kyoko Matsuura, Jiro Narimatsu, Nobuyoshi Mizuno, Akiko Kitabatake, Masahiro Okamoto and Rika Takayanagi, The Kanagawa Governmental Research Institute of Agriculture, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan

4:45pm-5:00pm

Nitrate Uptake Kinetics by a Rose Crop in a Closed Hydroponic System ― Pedro-Florian F. Martínez, D. Roca, S. Martínez and R. Suay, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, IVIA, Moncada, Valencia, Spain

5:00pm-5:15pm

Some Physical Characteristics of Water and Their Influence on Early Growth in Komatsuna (Brassica rapa L. nothovar) Seedlings ― Md. Abul Kalam Azad and Katsumi Ishikawa, Faculty of Agriculture, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan

7:00pm-11:00pm

Reception & Dinner Banquet

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Saturday, March 27, 2004
7:30am-8:30am Early Morning Refreshments

8:30am-10:00am

 

SESSION 7: Organic Production under Protected Cultivation

Moderator: Elizabeth Lamb, University of Florida/IFAS, Indian River Research and Education Center, Ft. Pierce, FL, USA

8:30am-9:00am

Organic Production of Greenhouse Tomatoes Utilizing the Bag System and Soluble Organic Fertilizers ― Mary M. Peet, Janet M. Rippy and Paul V. Nelson, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

9:00am-9:15am

Hydroponic Lettuce Production Using Liquid Effluent From Poultry Waste Bioremediation As A Nutrient Source ― Barbara E. Liedl, Mandy Cummins, Amanda Young, Melissa L. Williams and J. Mark Chatfield, West Virginia State College, Institute, WV, USA

9:15am-9:30am

Effects of Different Fertilizers in Organically Grown Greenhouse Tomatoes ― Yüksel Tüzel, Gölgen B. Öztekin, A. R. Ongun and Z. Eltez, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey

9:30am-9:45am

Researches Concerning the Organic Fertilization of Tomatoes Indoors ― Victor Popescu, C. Teodora, Gh. Budoi and Gh. Câmpeanu, University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania

9:45am-10:00am

Differences in d15N Signatures to Determine Plant Material from Integrated or Organic Greenhouse Production ― Michael Georgi1, A. Boullenger1, S. Voerkelius2 and W. H. Schnitzler1; 1Quality of Vegetal Foodstuff, Center of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany; 2Hydroisotop GmbH, Schweitenkirchen, Germany

10:00am-10:15am

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Refreshment Break

10:15am-11:00am

 

SESSION 8: Product Quality

Moderator: Steve Sargent, University of Florida/IFAS, Horticultural Sciences Department, Gainesville, FL, USA

10:15am-10:30am

Consequences of Chilling and Cold Stress on the Cultivation of Bromeliads ― Ine Vervaeke, Elsje Londers, Johan Ceusters, Christof Godts and Maurice P. De Proft, Laboratory of Plant Culture, Kuleuven, Belgium; Reginald Deroose, Deroose Plants, Belgium

10:30am-10:45am

Managing Traditional and Soilless Culture System to Produce Corn Salad (Valerianella olitoria) with Low Nitrate Content and Lasting Postharvest Shelf-life ― Silvana Nicola,
Emanuela Fontana
, Jeanet Hoeberechts, Daniela Saglietti and Giuseppe Piovano, Dipartimento di Agronomia, Selvicoltura e Gestione del Territorio, Università degli Studi di Torino, Grugliasco, Italy

10:45am-11:00am

Tomato Fruit Quality in Relation to the Content of Sodium Chlorine in the Nutrient Solution ― Cherubino Leonardi, M. Martorana and F. Giuffrida, Dipartimento di OrtoFloroArboricoltura e Tecnologie Agroalimentari, Catania University, Italy; V. Fogliano and G. Graziani, Dipartimento di Scienza degli Alimenti, Università di Napoli `Federico II', Portici (NA), Italy

11:00am-11:15am

Aechmea (Bromeliaceae) Production in a Mild-Winter Climate: Implications on Leaf Quality ― Maurice De Proft, Elsje Londers, Ine Vervaeke, Johan Ceusters and Christof Godts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Reginald Deroose, Deroose Plants NV, Evergem, Belgium; Paul Deroose, Deroose Plants Inc., Apopka, FL, USA

11:15am-12:00pm

Closing Remarks

12:00pm Symposium Concludes

1:00pm

Optional Post-Conference Tour: Behind the Seeds at the Land in Disney's Epcot

(Be sure to sign up for this tour in advance when you register for the symposium.)

 

If you signed up in advance for this optional post-conference tour, please be sure to arrive at The Land at Disney's EPCOT no later than 2:45pm. The tour begins promptly at 3:00pm. You will need to purchase an admission ticket to Epcot. Tickets are sold at the entrance gate to Epcot, or at The Disney counter located here in the hotel. The Disney counter is open seven days a week from 7:00am-1:00pm and the current admission cost per ticket is $52 (+ tax) per person.
 

The Epcot bus shuttle departs the hotel every 30-minutes, and the loading zone is on the first floor near the front desk. If you have difficulty finding it, ask the front desk staff to direct you, and be sure to tell the driver you are going to Epcot when you board the bus.

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POSTER DIRECTORY

(Posters are listed in alphabetical order by the presenting author’s last name within each topical session).

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Poster Session I: Greenhouse Production in a Global Marketplace

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

 2:45pm-3:30pm

 Authors to be stationed at their displays

Off-Season Raspberry Production in a Sub-Tropical Climate — Horacio Alvarado, Rebecca Darnell and Jeff Williamson, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Letsgrow.Com - Production Management through the Internet — Leon Batta, LetsGrow.com, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands

CIACAP: An Iberoamerican Community of Knowledge in Plasticulture — Fernando Bienvenido, Isabel M. Flores-Parra and Jose R. Díaz-Alvarez, University of Almeria, Almeria, Spain
Presented by: Martín Acebedo, Andalusian Ministry of Ag Fisheries, Almeria, Spain

U.S. Imports of Colored Bell Peppers and the Opportunity for Greenhouse Production of Peppers in Florida — Elio Jovicich and Daniel J. Cantliffe, Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA; John J. VanSickle, Food Resource and Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Protected Agricultural Production in Kuwait and Research Priorities — Samira Omar, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

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Poster Session I: Seedlings for Protected Cultivation

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

 2:45pm-3:30pm

 Authors to be stationed at their displays

Medium Temperature and Carbohydrates Affected Oleander Rooting — Jesús Ochoa, Departamento de Producción Agraria, Área de Producción Vegetal, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Cartagena (Murcia), Spain; Sebastián Bañón, Juan Antonio Fernández and José Antonio Franco, Departamento de Producción Agraria, Área de Producción Vegetal, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Cartagena (Murcia), Spain; Grupo de Horticultura Sostenible en Zonas Áridas. Unidad Asociada al CSIC-Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura; Josefa López, Departamento de Horticultura, Consejería de Agua, Medio Ambiente y Agricultura, La Alberca, Murcia, Spain

Paclobutrazol and Water Stress Induce Morphological Adaptation in Phillyrea angustifolia during Hardening — Juan A. Fernández, Laura Balenzategui and Sebastián Bañón, Departamento de Producción Agraria, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain; Alberto González, Departamento de Horticultura, IMIDA, Murcia, Spain; Silvana Nicola, Dipartimento di Agronomia, Selvicoltura e Gestione del Territorio, Universitá di Torino, Torino, Italy

 Effects of N-Form and Saline Priming on Germination and Vegetative Growth of Galia-Type Melon (Cucumis melo L. Cv. Primal) under Salinity — Miguel Guzmán, Dept. Plant Production, Almería University, Spain; J. Olave, Dept. Desert Agriculture, Arturo Prat University – Mecesup, Chile

Response of Growth and Biomass Production of Primed Melon Seedling (Cucumis Melo L. Cv. Primal) to Germination Salinity Level and N-Forms in NurseryMiguel Guzmán, Dep. Plant Production, Almería University, Spain; A. Sánchez, Dep. Plant Production, Almería University, Spain; J. Olave, Dept. Desert Agriculture, Arturo Prat University, Mecesup, Chile

Quality of Potato Transplants as Affected by Carbon Dioxide Enrichment and Photosynthetic Photon Flux — Yong Hyeon Kim and Yu Hwa Choi, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea

Tuber Production and Growth of Potato Transplants Grown under Different Light Quality — Yong Hyeon Kim and Myung Gyu Lee, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea

Quality Monitoring of Potato Transplants Using Thermal and Visual Image — Yong Hyeon Kim and Sang Heon Lee, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea

Grafting and CPPU Affect Quality of Watermelon Fruits — J. V. Maroto, B. Pascual, Salvador Lopez-Galarza, A. San Bautista and M. Pérez, Dept. Producción Vegetal, ETSIA, UPV, Spain

Performances of Different Standard Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus L.) Cultivars Raised from Cuttings — S. Maitra and Nilimesh Roychowdhury, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, India

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Poster Session II
: Engineering and Technology

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

 4:45pm-5:30pm

 Authors to be stationed at their displays

Adjusting Greenhouse Environments by Modifying Air Volume — John C. Berry, Angus J. Davison, Tom Corbett and Tim J. Sobey, Haygrove Farms, Herefordshire, United Kingdom; Presented by William Delamore, Haygrove Inc., Fresno, CA, USA

Protected Culture at The Land, Epcot® — Yuqing Fan, Tim Blank, Les Frey, Bill Hammer, Ed Bell, Cynthia Meeusen, Rick Etzel, Brooke Burn, Mary Schon, Yong Huang and Fred Petitt, Epcot Science, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA

Influence of Greenhouse Roof Opening System on Internal Climate and Limonium Yield Control — Giancarlo Fascella and G. V. Zizzo, Istituto Sperimentale per la Floricoltura - S.O.P. Palermo, Bagheria (PA), Italy

Blueberry Production and Season Extension Opportunities Utilizing Hoop Houses in Central California — Calvin F. Fouche and Mick Canevari, University of California Cooperative Extension, Stockton, CA, USA

Off -Season Cultivation of Tomato under Net House Conditions — D. S. Cheema, Parminderjit Kaur and Sandeep Kaur, Department of Vegetable Crops, Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab, India

Effect of Greenhouse Covering Materials on Tomato Grown in Greenhouse During Hot Months — Cherubino Leonardi, F. Giuffrida and D. Scuderi, Dipartimento di OrtoFloro Arboricoltura e Tecnologie Agroalimentari, Catania University, Italy; C. Arcidiacono, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Agraria, Catania University, Italy

Climate Control in the Summer Season: A Comparative Study of External Mobile Shading And Fog System — Pilar Lorenzo, M. C. Sánchez-Guerrero, Evangelina Medrano, M. L. García, I. Caparrós, G. Coelho and M. Giménez, Dept. Horticulture, CIFA Almería, La Mojonera, Almería, Spain

Influence of an External Greenhouse Mobile Shading on Tomato Crop Transpiration — Evangelina Medrano, P. Lorenzo, M. C. Sánchez-Guerrero, M. L. García, I. Caparrós and M. Giménez, Dept.of Horticulture, CIFA of Almería, La Mojonera, Almería, Spain

Precision Stressing with UV-B Light to improve Quality of Spinach under Protected Cultivation — Wilfried H. Schnitzler, Heidi Heuberger, Ulrike Praeger and Michael Georgi, Quality of Vegetal Foodstuff, Center of Life Science Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

Utilization of Agroclimatic Data for Daily Agricultural Management for Major Crops (Ag-Agenda) — Shaker M. bou-EL Maaty, Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate; Mahoud A. Medany, Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate; Eseam M. Abd-Elmoniem, Soil Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain-Shams Univ; Ayman F. Abou-Hadid, Head of Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate, Cairo, Egypt

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Poster Session III: Cropping Systems 

Friday, March 26, 2004

 9:45am-10:30am

 Authors to be stationed at their displays

Sweet Pepper crop Responses to Greenhouse Climate Manipulation Under Saline Conditions A. M. R. Abdel-Mawgoud, Dept. Hort. Res., National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt; Cecilia Stanghellini, Inst. Agric. & Enviro. Eng. (IMAG-Wageningen-UR) Wageningen, The Netherlands;
Michael Boehme, Fac.Agric. and Horti., Humboldt Univ. in Berlin, Berlin, Germany; A. F. Abou-Hadid, Dept. Horticulture, Fac. Agric., Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; S. O. El-Abd, Dept. Hort. Res., National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt

Selection of Water Spinach-Genotypes (Ipomoea acquatica Forssk) for Cultivation in Greenhouses — Ina Pinker, Ulrike Bubner and Michael Boehme, Humboldt University of Berlin, Institute for Horticultural Sciences, Berlin, Germany

Potato Yield and Quality Depending on Pre-Irrigation Moisture Level in Chernozem Soil — Djuro Bošnjak and Borivoj Peji, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro; Ljuba Vra, Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro

Light-Induced Coordinative Changes in Leaf Variegation between Mother Plants and Daughter Plantlets of Chlorophytum comosum ‘Vittatum’ — Jianjun Chen, Dennis B. McConnell and Richard J. Henny, University of Florida, IFAS, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center and Department of Environmental Horticulture, Apopka, FL, USA

Evaluation of Twelve Greenhouse Mini Cucumber (Beit Alpha) Varieties and Two Growing Systems During the Winter Season in Florida — Robert C. Hochmuth, Lei Lani L. Davis and Wanda L. Laughlin, University of Florida, Live Oak, FL, USA; Eric H. Simonne, Steven A. Sargent and Adrian Berry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

A Comparison of Growth and Photosynthetic Characteristics of Lettuce Grown under Red and Blue Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) with and without Supplemental Green LEDs  — Hyeon-Hye Kim, Raymond M. Wheeler and John C. Sager, NASA Biological Sciences Office, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA; Gregory D. Goins, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, USA

Changes of Pigments Concentration of Flower Stalk in Chinese Kale under Different Light Intensities — Hou-cheng Liu, Ri-yuan Chen and Qin Huang, Department of Horticulture, South China Agriculture University, Guangzhou, China

Performances of Different Cymbidium Spp. & Hybrids Under Polyhouse in Darjeeling Hills — Partha Sarathi Munsi, T. Mandal and N. Roychowdhury,  *Department of Crop Improvement, Department of Floriculture and  Horticulture and Agriculture Botany Landscaping  Division of Horticulture Institute of Bidhan, Chandra Krishi, Vviswavidyalaya,  Agricultural Botany or Division of Mohanpur, Nadia  Horticulture Institute of Agriculture, West Bengal,  (Palli Siksha Bhavana) Visva-Bharati University, Sriniketan, India

Evaluation of Different Dendrobium Spp. under Polyhouse in North-East Indian Hills — Nilimesh Roychowdhury, T. Mandal and P. S. Munsi, Dept. of Floriculture and Lanscaping, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, India

Sensibility of Different Vegetables to Oxygen Deficiency and Aeration with H2O2 in the Rhizosphere — Susanne Walter, Heidi Heuberger, Wilfried H. Schnitzler, Quality of Vegetal Foodstuff, Center of Life Science Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

Add Variety to Your Greenhouse and Table with Hydroponically Grown ‘Baby’ Squash Nicole L. Shaw and Daniel J. Cantliffe, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL, USA

Protected Cultivation of Sweet Pepper Hybrids under Net-House in Indian Conditions — Daljeet Singh, Sandeep Kaur, Tarsem Singh Dhillon, Parminder Singh, J. S. Hundal  and  Gulshan Jit Singh, Department of Vegetable Crops, Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab, India

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Poster Session III: Water, Nutrition and Salinity under Protected Cultivation 

Friday, March 26, 2004

 9:45am-10:30am

 Authors to be stationed at their displays

Growth, Yield and Mineral Content of Butterhead Lettuce (Lactuca sativa Var. Capitata) Grown in NFT — Giulia Conversa and P. Santamaria, Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Vegetali, University of Bari, Bari, Italy; M. Gonnella, Institute of the Science of Food Production, CNR, Bari, Italy

Growth and Nutrient Composition of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Plants Grown in a Closed Soilless System — Pietro Santamaria and Vincenzo Valenzano, Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Vegetali, University of Bari, Bari, Italy; Francesco Serio, Istituto di Scienze delle Produzioni Alimentari, CNR, Bari Italy; Antonio Elia, Dipartimento di Scienze Agro-ambientali, Chimica e Difesa Vegetale, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

Short-Term Response and Water Movement as Affected by Solar Radiation, Vapor Pressure Deficit, and EC of Nutrient Solution in Tomato Plants — J. E. Son*, Gene Giacomelli, A. Matthias, P. Costa, S. Kania and K.S. Kim, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA (*Permanent Address: Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)

Growth of Phalaenopsis in a Recirculating Ebb and Flood Hydroponic System as Affected by Ionic Strength of Solution and Medium Composition — Byoung Ryong Jeong and Seung Jae Hwang, Department of Horticulture, Division of Applied Life Science, Graduate School, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea

Liquid Effluent from Poultry Waste Bioremediation as a Potential Nutrient Source for Hydroponic Tomato Production — Barbara E. Liedl, Mandy Cummins, Amanda Young, Melissa L. Williams and J. Mark Chatfield, West Virginia State College, Institute, WV, USA

Agronomic Evaluation of Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum) Cultivars in Nutrient Film Culture — Javier Lopez and E. López-Molina, Subdirección de Investigación y Graduados Agropecuarios, Instituto Tecnológico Agropecuario de Oaxaca, México

Comparison Between Different Fertigation Parameters and Yield Using Pure Compost and Coir Waste Fiber in Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Cv Pitenza) Crop by Soilless Culture Pilar Mazuela A., Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile; Miguel Urrestarazu and Maria del Carmen Salas, Universidad de Almería, Spain

Animal and Forest Wastes on Muscadine Grape (Vitis rotundifolia) Production, and Water and Fruit Quality — Girish K. Panicker, A. H. Alhumadi and Cedric Sims, Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS; Juan Silva and Frank Matta, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA

Effect of Different Irrigation Scheduling of Tomato Leaf Area in Mound Culture  — Gholamali Peyvast, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran

Light Supply and Nitrogen Fertilization for the Production and Quality of Butterhead Lettuce — Zdenka Premuzic and Fernandom Vilella, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Agustin Gárate and Ildefonso Bonilla, Universidad Autónoma Madrid, Spain

Effect of Oxygen Management in Substrate Fertigation Parameters in Tomato Crop Under Soilless Crop — Miguel Urrestarazu, María del Carmen Salas and Francisco Ventura, Universidad de Almería, Almería, Spain; Pilar Mazuela, Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile

Converting Soil-Based Tomato Production in Quonset-Style Greenhouses to Bag Culture Hydroponic Production Utilizing an Automated-Solar Controlled Irrigation Control in the Mid-South Region of the USA — Carl E. Sams, The University of Tennessee, Department of Plant Sciences, Knoxville, TN, USA

The Effect of High Temperature and High EC Stress in Summer Single-Truss Tomato Cultivation — Tatsuo Sato, Kanagawa Prefectural Institute of Agricultural Science, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan; Shin-ichi Watanabe, Yuka Nakano, Hiroki Kawashima and Masuyuki Takaichi, National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science (NIVTS), Taketoyo, Chita, Aichi, Japan; Seiji Sogawa and Tsuyoshi Shinkawa, Producers, Kadokawa, Miyazaki, Japan; Hideo Nakashita, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan; Michiko Yasuda and Shigeo Yoshida, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Effects of Controlled-release Fertilizer Application Rates on Plant and Biomass Production of an Arsenic Hyperaccumulating Fern — Robert H. Stamps and D. K. Rock, University of Florida, IFAS, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL, USA

Evaluation of Compost as a Viable Medium Amendment for Containerized Perennial Production — Sandra B. Wilson, Laurie K. Mecca and Peter J. Stoffella, University of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL, USA

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Poster Session IV: Pest Management

Friday, March 26, 2004

 2:45pm-3:30pm

 Authors to be stationed at their displays

Viral Diseases Control with UV-Blocking Films in Commercial Plastic Houses of Southern Spain — Yolanda García-Alonso, E. Espí, A. Salmerón and A. Fontecha, REPSOL YPF, Madrid, Spain; A. González, "Torreblanca", Experimental Station, IMIDA, Murcia, Spain

Mite Population and Damage Caused by Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus [Banks]) Infesting Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) at Different Seedling Developmental Stages — Elio Jovicich and Daniel J. Cantliffe, Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA; Lance S. Osborne, Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL, USA; Peter J. Stoffella, Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, FL, USA

Management of Brinjal Shoot and Fruit Borer Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee through Net House Cultivation — Sandeep Kaur, S. S. Bal, Gulshanjit Singh,  A.S. Sidhu and Tarsem Dhillion, Department of Vegetable Crops, Punjab Agricultural University, India

IPM Programs for Cucumber and Peppers in Central Florida Greenhouses — Lance S. Osborne, Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida/IFAS, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL, USA; Zdenek Landa, Department of Plant Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Division of Plant protection, University of South Bohemia (USB), Czech Republic; Elio Jovicich, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL, USA

An Integrated Pest Management Approach: Monitoring Strawberry Pests Grown under Protected Structures  — Silvia I. Rondon1, Daniel J. Cantliffe1 and James F. Price2;  1University of Florida/IFAS, Horticultural Sciences Department, Gainesville, FL, USA; 2Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Bradenton, FL, USA

Strawberry Cultivars Grown under Protected Structure and their Susceptibility to Natural Infestation of the Cotton Aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover and to Powdery Mildew, Sphaerotheca macularis F. Sp. Fragarie — Silvia I. Rondon, Ashwin Paranjpe and Daniel J. Cantliffe, University of Florida/IFAS, Horticultural Sciences Department, Gainesville, FL, USA

Bacillus Subtilis as Growth Promotor in Hydroponically Grown Tomatoes — Markus Woitke1, Helmut Junge2 and Wilfried H. Schnitzler1; 1Quality of Vegetal Foodstuff, Center of Life Science Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany; 2FZB, Berlin, Germany

Perilla Frutescens (L.) Britt. - Perilla Red and Its Secondary Plant Metabolites — Wilfried H. Schnitzler and Ruth Habegger, Quality of Vegetal Foodstuff, Center of Life Science Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

Effect of PAR and UV-B Radiation on the Quality and Quantity of the Essential Oil in Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) — G. M. Nitz and Wilfried H. Schnitzler, Quality of Vegetal Foodstuff, Center of Life Science Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

Commercial-Scale Trials of Eretmocerous Spp Mercet (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) for Control of Bemisia Tabaci in Tomato and Sweet Pepper in Southeastern Spain — Philip A. Stansly, University of Florida/IFAS, Southwest Florida Research Center, Immokalee, FL, USA; F. J. Calvo, Koppert Biological Systems, Inc., Finca Labradorcico del Medio s/n , Águilas (Murcia) Spain; and A. Urbaneja, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Carretera Montcada-Nàquera, Montcada, (València) Spain

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Poster Session IV: Product Quality

Friday, March 26, 2004

 2:45pm-3:30pm

 Authors to be stationed at their displays

Antioxidant Enzyme Activities during Greenhouse Tomato Fruit Ripening — Gheorghe Campeanu,  V. Popescu, F. Israel-Roming and V. Dumitru, University of Agronomical Science and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania

Fruit Quality Characteristics of Capsicum annuum L., “Sweet Red Long” Alias “Friariello” Type, as Influenced by the Nutritive Solution EC and Shading, with N.F.T. — Gianlaca Caruso, University of Naples, Italy; G. Villari and M., Impembo, Experimental Station for Food Preserve of Parma, Italy

Medium, Cultivar and Plant Density Influenced Production and Postharvest Shelf-life of Raphanus sativus Grown in a Soilless Culture System — Silvana Nicola, Emanuela Fontana, Jeanet Hoeberechts, Daniela Saglietti and Giuseppe Piovano, Dipartimento di Agronomia, Selvicoltura e Gestione del Territorio, Università degli Studi di Torino, Grugliasco, Italy

Effects of Shade on Photosynthetic Characteristics in Chieh-qua — Hou-cheng Liu, Ri-yuan Chen and Yu Lei, Department of Horticulture, South China Agriculture University, Guangzhou, China

Transformation of Galia Melon (Cucumis melo L. Var. Reticulatus Naud.) with an Antisense ACC Oxidase Gene — Hector Nunez-Palenius, D. J. Cantliffe, D. Huber  and H. J. Klee, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL, USA

Fruit Quality and Yield in Six Small-Fruited Greenhouse Tomato Cultivars under High Fertilization Regime — Mary M. Peet, C. D. Harlow and E. S. Larria, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Spectroscopic Assay of Natural Antioxidant and Anticarcinogenic Compounds from Two Varieties of Iranian Garlics — Parvin Ramezani-Kharazi, University of Guilan, Namjoo Str, Faculty of Science, Dept. of Chemistry, Rasht, Iran

Differential Flavonoid Response to PAR and UV-B light in Chive (Allium schoenoprasum)G. M. Nitz , E. Grubmüller and Wilfried H. Schnitzler, Quality of Vegetal Foodstuff, Center of Life Science Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

Low-temperature Storage of Yellow Summer Squash Blossoms (Cucurbita pepo var. Dixie) — Alfredo M. Villalta, Muharrem Ergun, Adrian D. Berry, Nicole Shaw and Steven A. Sargent, University of Florida/IFAS, Horticultural Sciences Department, Gainesville, FL, USA

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COMMERCIAL FIELD TOUR -- Thursday, March 25, 2004

Symposium attendees can choose to participate in one of two all-day commercial field tours of ornamental, vegetable, and horticultural greenhouse and protected structure operations. These tours will feature hydroponics culture, biological control, and the production of ornamental plants, herbs, vegetables, mushrooms, transplant plugs, turfgrass and foliage plants using protected structure facilities. Lunch will be provided for participants of both tours at the University of Florida/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, Florida.

Below you will find a detailed itinerary for each field tour, along with links to the web site of most facilities we will be visiting. Please take a moment to review the details of each tour and determine which one you want to go on. Be sure to indicate your tour preference when you register for the symposium, and while we cannot guarantee tour placement, we will make every effort to grant your request.

Commercial Tour registration is closed due to advance registration requirements now enforced by NASA and USDA due to the US Homeland Security Act.

Horticulture Crops and Space Research Tour

8:00am Departure from the Orlando WorldGate Hotel
9:00am-10:00am Hermann Englemann Greenhouses, Inc.Foliage plant producer with eight different greenhouse locations and a total growing area of 70 acres (2.2 million sq. ft.) under glass – home to more than 250 varieties of unusual tropical foliage for indoor use.
10:30am-11:30am

Agri-Starts, Inc.Biological technology company producing tissue culture plants, which are grown out in greenhouses and sold as liners to the local nursery industry.

12:00pm-1:00pm

University of Florida/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education CenterEnjoy lunch followed by 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.

2:30pm-4:30pm

John F. Kennedy Space Center Horticulture ResearchTour the new Space Life Sciences Laboratory and Phytotron Facilities and identify potential technology spin-offs for protected agriculture.

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6:00pm Arrival at the Orlando WorldGate Hotel

 Vegetable Crops and Transplant Tour

7:30am Departure from the Orlando WorldGate Hotel
8:30am-9:30am Speedling IncorporatedSpeedling, Inc.Producer of 200 million transplants per year (celery, geraniums, bell peppers, cabbage, tomatoes, and tobacco) in a unique flood and drain float system with 16 acres of natural ventilation greenhouses.
10:30am-11:00am

Long & Scott FarmsThe only remaining producer of ‘Zellwood’ sweet corn has diversified into Community Supported Agriculture, a retail market, turfgrass and landscape ornamentals plant production in addition to farming their 1200 acres of vegetables.

11:00am-12:00pm Monterey MushroomsView five acres of environmentally cooled mixed mushroom production under concrete – makes its own mushroom compost on site.
12:30pm-1:30pm

University of Florida/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education CenterEnjoy lunch followed by 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.

3:00pm-4:00pm Hydro Age, Inc.Producer of mixed hydroponic vegetable crops with 60,000 square feet of pad and fan style greenhouses.
5:30pm Arrival at the Orlando WorldGate Hotel

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OPTIONAL POST CONFERENCE TOUR -- Saturday, March 27, 2004

Behind the Seeds Tour of The Land at Disney’s Epcot

One of Walt Disney Worlds hidden little treasures is in The Land. EPCOT stands for "Experimental Community of Tomorrow" and the walking tour at The Land called the Behind the Seeds Tour is a delight for curious gardeners.

Walt Disney World's experimental horticultural program is an effort in conjunction with a number of U.S. Federal agencies to research and develop major food crops with the intention of increasing plant yield, efficiency and nutritional value. They are also experimenting with cloning plants for faster maturation and are developing new species of food crops. Beneficial insects are also in use in these research facilities.

You must register in advance to participate in this tour and a nominal fee of $10 will be charged. You must also pay the full admission fee to enter Epcot, so you may want to incorporate the tour into a full day at the Epcot theme park. Space is limited so sign-up early for the tour time of your choice. Guests may also participate. Details are outlined on the conference registration form. 

Here is an intermingling of planting techniques at The Land with mature plants cascading above seedlings. These seedlings, in inert sand with nutrient solution will prove certain crops can be grown in inhospitable places if some new cultivating techniques develop as hoped. Another Living With The Land boat ride passes in the background.

 


In the foreground and the background are two ways agricultural scientists at The Land are trying to conserve growing space for small plants. Depending on the plant you can at least double the square footage output of a food crop using the A-frame in the background. But look in the foreground how many plants you can grow if you tier them with drip irrigation. Literally the sky is the limit. Here it looks like they are able to grow 36 plants in the space it would take you and me to grow one. With some PVC pipe, some drip hose, plant food and, oh, say lettuce, you could do this at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 one copy of the proceeding to be published and distributed post conference. The fee also includes an early bird networking social, a welcome reception, two lunches, early morning, mid-day and afternoon refreshments each day, a commercial field trip on Thursday, and a closing dinner banquet.

 

The spouse/guest and child registration fee includes the early bird networking social, the welcome reception, the closing dinner banquet and participation in the Thursday field trip. All figures are presented in US dollars ($).

 

Early Registration
by January 20, 2004

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Student Attendees................................................................
Spouses/Guests....................................................................
Children (10 & under)..........................................................

Optional Post-Conference Tour of The Land at Epcot...........

$395
$450
$250
$150
$ 75

$ 10

Regular Registration
by February 20, 2004

ISHS Member Attendees....................................................
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Student Attendees...............................................................
Spouses/Guests...................................................................
Children (10 & under).........................................................

Optional Post-Conference Tour of The Land at Epcot........... (February 20, 2004 is the deadline to register for this tour)

$ 495
$ 550
$ 350
$ 195
$ 100

$ 10

Late Registration
after February 20, 2004

 

ISHS Member Attendees.....................................................
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Student Attendees................................................................
Spouses/Guests....................................................................
Children (12 & under)..........................................................

$ 595
$ 650
$ 450
$ 235
$ 125

 

We are delighted you wish to register for the International Symposium on Protected Culture in a Mild-Winter Climate. While Advance Registration is closed, we will be happy to register you onsite at the symposium, and look forward to your participation. Thank you.


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 February 10, 2004. A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from all registration refunds. Sorry, no refunds will be honored for cancellations after February 10, 2004.


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 the United States.

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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS & MEETING SITE

Orlando
World Gate Resort

3011 Maingate Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34747 USA
Phone: 1-407-396-1400
Fax: 1-407-396-0660
Web Site: orlandoworldgateresort.com

Hotel PhotoThe 2004 Symposium on Protected Culture in a Mild-Winter Climate will be held at the beautiful Orlando World Gate Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, just one mile from the magic of Walt Disney World. The hotel is situated amongst numerous nearby attractions, and complimentary scheduled transportation is available to Disney’s main theme parks, including Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and MGM Studios. If you want to rest and relax, you’ll enjoy the hotel's heated pool and expansive sun deck. If you want to pick up the pace, you can enjoy a game of tennis or basketball on one of their lighted courts. They also have an extensive exercise room that overlooks Disney’s scenic Animal Kingdom.

SPECIAL RATE: $99/NITE & BREAKFAST BUFFET FOR TWO!

Despite the fact it is winter and peak season in Florida, the Orlando World Gate Resort is offering symposium participants a very special reduced room rate of $99.00 a night plus 12 percent tax (tax subject to change without notice) with one or two people in a room. The rate includes a FULL BREAKFAST BUFFET FOR TWO, and should you decide to incorporate a family vacation into your trip, the group rate will be honored three days prior and three days following the conference, based on availability. A charge of $10 (inclusive of tax) will apply for each additional person beyond the first two occupants staying in the room.

To Make Your Hotel Reservation: Complete the hotel reservation form (available as a PDF file below) and FAX it directly to the hotel as instructed on the form, or contact the hotel directly by telephone at 1-407-396-1400. In order to receive the reduced group rate, be sure to specify you are attending the Symposium on Protected Culture in a Mild-Winter Climate.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The deadline to make your reservation and still receive the discounted group rate is Friday, February 6, 2004. After this date, guestrooms and the group rate may no longer be available. As this is a discounted group rate, it is not commissionable to travel agents.

Special Instructions: A first night’s room deposit must be made with a credit card, check or cash within 10 days of placing your reservation. For any reservations that "no show" or, are canceled within 72 hours of arrival, the deposit will not be refunded. Check-in time is after 4pm and check-out time is 11am. Should you arrive early or depart after these times, baggage storage areas are available for early arrivals and late departures.

Hotel Reservation Form
(PDF format)
 

Share-a-room Information

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.

Orlando Airport LogoAirport Information: The Orlando International Airport is the gateway to sunny Florida. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Orlando International Airport is easily accessible to all major Florida cities, business centers, attractions, and world famous beaches. Orlando International Airport serves over 30 million domestic passengers each year, more than any other Florida airport.

The Orlando International Airport (referenced as airport code MCO) is served by more than 80 airlines and has scheduled service to 69 U.S. destinations and 27 international destinations. Over 80,000 passengers use this award-winning airport each day, and the hotel is located only 18 miles from the Orlando WorldGate Hotel.

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SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS
 

Sponsorship Form (PDF)

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Emil Belibasis, BeliFarms, Inc., Wellborn, FL, USA
Daniel Cantliffe, Symposium Organizer, UF/IFAS Horticultural
     Sciences Department, Gainesville, FL, USA
Bob Hochmuth, North Florida REC - Suwannee Valley, Live Oak, FL, USA
Elizabeth Lamb, UF/IFAS Indian River REC - Ft. Pierce, FL, USA
Lance Osborne, Mid-Florida REC, Apopka, FL, USA
Fred Petitt, Director, Epcot Science, Walt Disney World Co., Lake Buena Vista, FL USA
Steve Sargent, UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department,
     Gainesville, FL, USA
Nicole Shaw, UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department, Gainesville,
     FL, USA
Eric Simonne, UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department, Gainesville,
     FL, USA
Phil Stansly, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida REC, Immokalee, FL
Pete Stoffella, UF/IFAS Indian River REC - Ft. Pierce, FL, USA
Richard Tyson, Seminole County Cooperative Extension Service, Sanford, FL, USA
John Vansickle, UF/IFAS, Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville, FL, USA
Jennifer Welshans, Osceola County Cooperative Extension, Kissimmee, FL

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Symposium Organizer
Dr. Daniel J. Cantliffe
Professor and Chair
Horticultural Sciences Department
University of Florida/IFAS
PO Box 110690
Gainesville, FL 32611-0690 USA
PHONE: 1-352-392-1928 ext. 203
FAX: 1-352-392-6479
EMAIL: djcantliffe@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
 
Symposium Assistant
Ms. Nicole Shaw
Senior Biological Scientist
Horticultural Sciences Department
University of Florida/IFAS
PO Box 110690
Gainesville, FL 32611-0690 USA
PHONE: 1-352-392-9905
FAX: 1-352-392-9905
EMAIL: colie@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Symposium Coordinator
Ms. Beth Miller-Tipton
Office of Conferences and Institutes (OCI)
University of Florida/IFAS
PO Box 110750
Building 639, Mowry Road
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
PHONE: 1-352-392-5930
FAX: 1-352-392-9734
EMAIL: bmiller-tipton@mail.ifas.ufl.edu



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