GoodBerry prominently represented at ISHS International Strawberry Symposium in Quebec

The GoodBerry consortium was prominently represented at the next ISHS International Strawberry Symposium, which took place in Quebec City from 13-17 August 2016 and was the meeting place of all those involved in the research and development of the strawberry industry worldwide.

Over the last few years, strawberry production has rapidly expanded globally, owing to the application of strict scientific principles and introduction of innovative management practices. In line with new challenges that lie ahead, the symposium addressed such topics as new breeding advancements, sustainability and safety of production, new cultural management techniques, harvesting efficiency, new marketing strategy, new diseases and pest control, and health benefits of strawberry.

The GoodBerry partners contributed to the symposium as participants as well as in the form of oral presentations and in chairing sessions (see list below).

GoodBerry partners’ contributions at a glance:

Genomics Tools Available For Unravelling Mechanism Underlying Agronomical Traits In Strawberry With More To Come

Chair of SESSION 1: Breeding

Béatrice Denoyes, French National Institute for Agriculture Research, France

The Current Progress in Strawberry Breeding in China

Yuntao Zhang, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, China

Programming production potential and harvest spread through fertilisation in Elsanta trayplants

Peter Melis, Proefcentrum Hoogstraten, Belgium

Morphological analysis of Fragaria chiloensis accessions and their relationship as parents of F. x ananassa hybrid

Marina Gambardella, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Induction and floral differentiation in white strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis subsp. chiloensis f. chiloensis)

Javiera Grez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Evaluation of productive, sensorial and nutritional features of strawberry varieties and selections from UNIVPM breeding program

Chair of SESSION 12: Health

Bruno Mezzetti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Evaluation of Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa), cv. `Alba ́, Sensorial and Nutritional Quality, and its In Vitro Effects Against Human Breast Cancer cells Viability

Luca Mazzoni, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Domestication effects in European breeding history of strawberry demonstrated by aroma compound pattern

"Renaissance" of flavor: Portrait of a new European strawberry cultivar

Chair of SESSION 19: Post Harvest Quality

Klaus Olbricht, Hansabred GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

QualiFraise: An ambitious research project to improve the stability of strawberry fruit quality

Aurélie Petit, Ciref Création Variétale Fraises Fruits Rouges, France

Chair of SESSION 8: Crop Management / Fertilisation

Erika Krüger, Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany

Please find further information about the symposium and programme on the official website.

Impressions from International Strawberry Symposium 2016
Impressions from International Strawberry Symposium 2016