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Mango

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It is our pleasure to welcome those who work on mango to the International Symposium on Mango which will be held in Brisbane, Australia in 2014 as part of the International Horticultural Congress 17-22 August (IHC2014). The 10th International Mango Symposium in the series is being held in June 2013 in the Dominican Republic. This one-day symposium and accompanying workshop is not a major symposium in the series but is meant to complement them and give IHC2014 delegates an opportunity to present their research on mango and be involved in related discussions.

Mango is one of the most important tropical fruit crops in the world and is fifth-ranked in production among major fruit crops worldwide. About 100 countries are recorded as mango producing countries in current FAO statistics. Although mango has a long history of cultivation and is very popular fruit in tropical regions, its cultivation has recently expanded to countries in temperate zones by use of protected cultivation. People in these areas recognize mango as a new exotic fruit. Thus, mango still has much economic potential for the globalized markets in the world. But further understanding of mango from many aspects is still required for development of the new technologies for production. The aims of this symposium will be to share information on the present situation of the latest achievement in research and development for the benefit of mango growers and industries as well as researchers. Since this symposium is planned as a one-day symposium, themes presented here are very general and somewhat limited. However we are pleased to receive presentations on broader topics related mangos other than those listed below.

Themes:

  • World production and production systems, including protected cultivation
  • Breeding, genetics and biotechnology
  • Physiology and crop production including pest and disease control
  • Postharvest and processing

Convenors

Dr. Chitose Honsho is associate professor of the Laboratory of Pomology, University of Miyazaki, Japan. His current interests are breeding and flowering biology of mango and reproductive biology of local Citrus cultivars in Japan. He is also interested in reproductive systems of other tropical fruits since he had spent time in his PhD study in part in Thailand.

Dr Wasan Pongsomboon is a scientist at the Phichit Agricultural Research and Development Center in Thailand. His research specialty is physiology of mangoes particularly understanding factors affecting flowering and fruiting of mangoes and physiological modelling. He is also involved in breeding and crop production of lime and crop production of pummelo.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Sisir Mitra is Professor of Fruit Crops at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India. He is working on the production and postharvest technology of tropical and subtropical fruits, with special interest on mango, litchi and guava. He has chaired technical sessions and delivered lead lectures in 20 International events. He is chairman of the ISHS Section on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits and also Chairman of the ISHS Working Group on Avocado, and the Working Group on Jackfruit and other Moraceae.

Dr Shinya Kanzaki is an associate professor at Kinki University, Japan. He has worked on the development of marker assisted selection system in fruit crops, mainly in Japanese persimmon, for more than 10 years. Also, he and his team have been introducing new tropical and subtropical fruits into Japan. He has recently begun working on floral and reproductive physiology in mango as well as selecting mango varieties that suit the Japanese consumer’s taste.

Scientific Committee

  • Chitose Honsho (Japan)
  • Wasan Pongsomboon (Thailand)
  • Dr. Victor Galan Sauco (Spain)
  • Dr. Rhoedhy Poerwanto (Indonesia)
  • Dr. I Nyoman Rai (Indonesia)
  • Dr. Ian S.E. Bally (Australia)
  • Dr. Montree Issarakraisee (Thailand)
  • Dr. Krissana Krissanapruek (Thailand)
  • Dr. Shinya Kanzaki (Japan)
  • Dr. Hirokazu Higuchi (Japan)
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