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INNOHORT 2015 - Innovation in Integrated & Organic Horticulture



Participants are welcome to propose thematic sessions related to specific issues.

This can be workshops, project meetings, use of practical tools... organised in parallel to oral presentations and posters sessions.

Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss current topics in a small and interactive configuration. Four classrooms of 60 seats and two afternoon sessions have been booked on this purpose. They can concentrate in-depth on research topics, or be devoted to application issues, or to questions concerning the economic and social aspects of innovation in Integrated and Organic Horticulture. Interdisciplinary workshops that bring together researchers and practitioners from different communities are especially welcome. We encourage workshops that bridge the gaps can be bridged between scientists from different backgrounds, between researchers and stakeholders, between research and action. We encourage workshops on novel and original topics, but also welcome creativity and (non-standard ?) programs that are both varied and interesting, that go beyond the usual list of presentations and short discussions.

Conveners should provide the following elements to the symposium organizing committee: topic(s) of the symposium, title, convenors (name and affiliation) and contact person, aims and scope of the meeting, workshop process and program, anticipated duration and number of attendees, any special requirements regarding logistics (e.g. poster stands, more than one projector), if applicable.

Proposals must be submitted to The sooner the better and if possible before Friday, March 6 to maximise communication among potential participants.

In case you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to your proposals.

List of the side events already proposed


Business meeting ISHS Organic Fruit Working Group
Convenor: David Granatstein (, Chair of Working Group
Aim: Discuss possible dates, locations, and foci for the next organic fruit symposium; elect a new Working Group chair
Duration: 1 hr


Workshop Traditional Tomato cultivars in Europe: Traditom and beyond
Convenors:  Antonio Granell ( and Antonio Monforte - IBMCP-CSIC, Jaume Prohens COMAV-UPV, Mathilde  Causse - INRA
Aims and scope: To get together with other scientists and horticulturists interested in traditional tomato cultivars in Europe to build a network linking all groups and resources, identify the sector problems and discuss science-based solutions.
Duration: 2-3 hr
>> more information (pdf below)


Workshop Which design and support for robust transitions towards ecological horticulture?
Convenors : Servane Penvern (, Claire Lamine and Sylvaine Simon - INRA, Marc Lateur - CRA-W
Aim: Exchange on various experiences and approaches used to identify, integrate and develop promising concepts or techniques to value ecological processes within new or existing horticultural systems. The analysis of short contributions should enable participants to better identify the prerequisites for robust transitions towards ecological horticultural systems.
Duration: 2 hr
>> more information (pdf below)


Practical Session DEXiFruits, demonstration and test of an easy-to-use tool to evaluate the sustainability of fruit production systems
Convenors : Aude Alaphilippe ( - INRA UERI Gotheron
Aim: Introduction and demonstration of the tool for self-testing on computer(s)
Duration: 1h30


Workshop Early yield prediction for horticultural fruit crops
Convenors: L. Damerow (, M. Blanke, University of Bonn, Germany
Aim: Presentation. overview  and discussion of algorithms to recognise fruit load at early developmental stages for subsequent yield prediction of fruit crops including recognition of the harvested commodity on combines or trucks for warehouses, transport and processing facilities as well as supermarket chains, fruit stores.
Duration: 1h30

>> more information (pdf below)


Workshop New approaches to thinning of horticultural fruit crops
Convenors: L. Damerow (, M. Blanke, University of Bonn, Germany
Aim: Presentation, overview and discussion of physiological back-ground and new technologies and concepts of  thinning flower buds (including flower bud extinction) , flowers,  fruitlets or fruits of apple, pear, plum, peach, apricot etc. in order to improve fruit quality (fruit size, sugar, taste, colouration) and overcome and/or prevent biennial or alternate bearing (change of yeras with high and low yield).
Duration: 2 hr

>> more information (pdf below)


Workshop Ethylene absorbers along the food chain
Convenor: Michael Blanke (
The workshop presents a recent innovation in preserving packaged fruit and vegetables. The innovation lies in the both new absorber material. The workshop is to open with an introductory talk before general discussion (or other talks/ comments on the topic); there will be samples of the absorber strips for examination by the participants.
Duration: 30 min

>> more info below (pdf below)