It is our pleasure to invite you to the VII South-Eastern Europe Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes in Maribor, Slovenia on 20–23 June 2017. The symposium is an initiative of University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department for organic farming, field crops, vegetables and ornamental plants held under the auspices of the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS). The Symposium will be held in north-eastern part of Slovenia, under the slopes of Pohorje hills in the 5 star hotel Habakuk.

The Symposium aims to bring together researchers from diverse fields of study who share a common interest in Horticultural Sciences. The conference will provide the opportunity for scientists, professionals and students to present their latest findings and discuss their current work related to basic and applied aspects on issues of vegetables and potatoes. The symposium will be comprised of plenary and ordinary sessions and poster display sessions.

The central theme of the symposium is “QUALITY OF VEGETABLES AND POTATOES”. The thematic concepts and topics will comprise the following areas: 1. Production systems and quality of V&P, 2. Organic V&P production, 3. Short supply chains and other concepts of V&P marketing, 4. Protected cultivation and GAP of greenhouse production on small farms, 5. Biodiversity, 6. Irrigation and plant water relations, 7. General and other topics.

We are looking forward to welcome you to Maribor, Slovenia.



The convener

Prof. Dr. Martina Bavec