Conference

Postharvest Unlimited Conference & Postharvest Ornamentals Symposium

We are delighted to invite you to attend the VII International Conference Postharvest Unlimited & XII International Symposium on Postharvest Quality of Ornamental Plants, at 14-18th and 14-16th of May 2023, respectively. Both are jointly organized under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).

Organised by Wageningen University & Research
Date

Sun 14 May 2023 until Thu 18 May 2023

Sun 14 May 2023 until Tue 16 May 2023

Introduction

  • Grapes in CA storage
  • Chrysanthemum and Phalaenopsis
  • Tropical fruit display
  • Strawberry firmness
  • Supermarket display

The Postharvest Unlimited Conference and the Postharvest Ornamentals Symposium will for the first time take place simultaneously, in joined and parallel sessions. The events will take place in Wageningen – The Netherlands, allowing you to visit our state-of-the-art research facilities regarding postharvest physiology, technology, vision and robotics at the campus of Wageningen University & Research.

These will be hybrid events, allowing you to visit either live or online. Both will be comprised of plenary and parallel sessions, workshops and poster display sessions that are expected to provide new knowledge and promote scientific dialogues. During the event we will tackle the main issues related to postharvest research and management of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals.

The main topics are

  • System biology approaches and new insights in postharvest physiology
  • Innovations in postharvest technology and engineering
  • Breeding for postharvest quality, including -omics and gene editing techniques
  • High throughput & non-destructive postharvest phenotyping & robotics
  • Sustainability of fresh products in the chain
  • Health and nutrition
  • Growing for quality (interactions between pre- & post-harvest factors)
  • Quality modelling and digital twins
  • Technology (high-, mid- & low-tech)

About Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading centres for postharvest physiology, technology & engineering. We aim to bring together researchers from diverse fields of study who share a common interest in postharvest science of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals, hopefully in post-corona times. This is the opportunity for scientists, professionals and students to present their latest findings and promote the exchange of ideas and international cooperation and collaboration.

Conference Location

Both events will be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands, under the auspices of the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS)

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts for both the VII International Conference Postharvest Unlimited (May 14-18, 2023) and the XII International Symposium on Postharvest Quality of Ornamental Plants (May 14-16, 2023) is not yet open.

Registration

Information on how to register will be announced at a later date.

Programme

The conference programme is under construction and will be announced at a later date.

Visiting the Netherlands

Apart from the science, visiting The Netherlands also gives you the opportunity to enjoy The Amsterdam Canals, the 18th Century Dutch Windmills at Kinderdijk or to wander around in our National Park with famous musea showing paintings from Rembrandt & Van Gogh. Last but not least, it is a great opportunity to come a few days earlier and visit the most beautiful spring garden in the world; the Keukenhof. 

We expect about 250 participants from over 40 countries.

We are looking forward to welcome you in May 2023 in Wageningen!