The Symposium program will have 15 invited speakers, 133 orals and 200 posters from more than 900 authors, all related to the following research areas. The program of the symposium will have plenary sessions for the 15 Invited lectures and 3 parallel sessions for oral communications and poster sessions.
A) Plant genotype, phenotype, breeding, biotechnology, physiology, plant adaptation, resilience, nursery, patenting.
B) Cultivation Systems (open field, protected and soilless cultivation), plant nutrition, irrigation and water requirements, climate and light management, programmed production, reducing labour, harvesting technology, increasing quality.
C) New strawberry pathogens, soil borne and plant pathogens, plant certification, soil fumigation, IPM/Organic, post-harvest management.
D) Fruit quality, nutrition, nutraceutical components, local market, processing, industrial products, economic impact, marketing, claims.