Scientific program

Final program_schedule




List of presenting authors, co-authors and sent abstracts

(April 20, 2017)





General combining ability analysis of sex expression, fruit and seed characteristics in melon (Cucumis melo L.)

Dr. Zdenka Girek

Prof. Dr. Slaven Prodanovic
Dr. Suzana Pavlovic
Dr. Sladjan Adzic
Mladen Djordjevic
Dr. Jelena Damnjanovic
Dr. Bogoljub Zecevic

 Agronomical traits of different cultivars of oil seed pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo L. group Pepo) and some nutritional characteristics of seeds, oil cakes and pumpkin oils

Dr. Lovro Sinkovic

Mr. Janko Verbič
Dr. Aleš Kolmanič

 Research of midseason potato varieties suitable for organic growing: results of a 4-years long on-farm participatory research in Hungary

Orsolya Papp

Timea Jung
Dr. Dora Drexler

Drip application of a biopolymer-based biostimulant enhances root growth and nutrient uptake of processing tomato

Dr. Youssef Rouphael

Prof. Giuseppe Colla
Dr. Mariateresa Cardarelli
Dr. Walter Stefanoni
Dr. Antonio Fiorillo
Dr. Roberto Mariotti
Dr. Marios C. Kyriacou

Impact of different rhizobial strains and reduced N supply on growth and biological N2-fixation in cowpea grown hydroponically


Dr. Georgia Ntatsi

Ms. Christina Vrontani
Ms. Maria Vlachou
Ms. Eleni Rizopoulou
Mr. Christos Fotiadis
Mr. Andreas Ropokis
Assoc. Prof. Anastasia Tampakaki
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Savvas

 The assessment of Albanian pea and faba bean genotypes based on principal component analyses for yield and protein content

Prof. Astrit Balliu

Prof. Dr. Thoma Nasto
Assoc. Prof. Glenda Sallaku

  Metabolic analysis of the effect of Ethylene diurea (EDU) and ozone on Pinto bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) plants

Dr. Dimitrios Savvas

Ms. Vasiliki Vougeleka
Dr. Georgia Ntatsi
Dr. Evgenios Agathokleous
Assist. Prof. Konstantinos Aliferis
Assoc. Prof. Costas Saitanis

Yield and chemical composition of Cichorium spinosum L. in relation to nitrogen rate

Dr. Georgia Ntatsi

Assist. Prof. Spyridon Petropoulos
Dr. Angela Fernandes
Assist. Prof. Anestis Karkanis
Dr. Lillian Barros
Prof. Dr. Isabel Ferreira

 Investigation on mung bean yield and quality related to diffrent cultuivation systems


Dr. Petre Marian Brezeanu

Dr. Creola Brezeanu
Prof. Dr. Teodor Robu
Dr. Silvica Ambarus

 Breeding prospective of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) for Central and South-Eastern European production area

Dr. Barbara Pipan

Dr. Peter Dolnicar
Assoc. Prof. Jelka Sustar-Vozlic
Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Meglic

Breeding new potato varieties suitable for Balkan region at Agricultural Institute of


Dr. Peter Dolnicar

 Contamination of aflatoxin in dried chili products during storage in Thailand


Prof. Dr. Sungcom Techawongstien

Prof. Dr. Suchila Techawongstien

Production of Valeriana officinalis roots in different soil structure in East Albania

Prof. Dr. Nazim Gruda

Dr. Shkelqim Karaj
Matthias Buscher
Prof. Dr. Joachim Müller

 Deficit irrigation and its potential for yield and potato quality in humid climates


Dr. Rozalija Cvejic


Assist. Prof. Vesna Zupanc
Mr. Blaz Germsek
Dr. Peter Dolnicar
Prof. Dr. Marina Pintar

 Mineral profile of lettuce and green onion


Prof. Dr. Zoran Ilic

Dr. Nikolaos Kapoulas
Assoc. Prof. Athanasios Koukounaras
Prof. Dr. Natasa Mirecki

 Estimation of the vegetable production on allotment gardens in Ljubljana and London


Dr. Rozalija Cvejic

Mr. Gregor Volk
Assist. Prof. Matja Glavan
Prof. Dr. Marina Pintar

  Configuration of basil quality and aroma profile in response to cultivar, cut number and salinity source


Dr. Youssef Rouphael

Dr. Marios C. Kyriacou
Prof. Giuseppe Colla
Ms. Annalia Civitillo
Dr. Maria Giordano
Assist. Prof. Antonello Paduano
Prof. Raffaele Sacchi
Prof. Stefania De Pascale

 Impact of plant density on capsaicinoid production of high pungent pepper (Capsicum chinense Jacq.) under control house


Prof. Dr. Suchila Techawongstien

Dr. Nakarin Jeeatid
Prof. Dr. Sungcom Techawongstien
Prof. Dr. Saksit Chanthai

 The effect of farming system and variety on the yield, morphometric characteristics and chemical composition of carrot (Daucus carrota L.)


Assoc. Prof. Nina Kacjan Marsic

Natasa Sink
Assist. Prof. Maja Mikulic Petkovsek

 Synergetic effect of Trichoderma inoculant and a biopolymer-based biostimulant enhances lettuce performance under reduced nitrogen supply


Valerio Cirillo

Giuseppe Colla
Eugenio Cozzolino
Sheridan Woo
Christophe El-Nakhel
Konstantinos Makris
Nunzio Fiorentino
Massimo Fagnano
Stefania De Pascale
Youssef Rouphael

 Cytogenetic study of onion (Allium cepa L.) by physical mapping of ESTs

Dr. Dmitry Romanov

Dr. Mikhail Divashuk
Dr. Ilya Kirov
Prof. Dr. Ludmila Khrustaleva

 Effects of genotypes, plant density and N rates on yield and quality of spinach


Valerio Cirillo

Youssef Rouphael
Maria Giordano
Christophe El-Nakhel
Emma Colonna
Roberto Maiello
Stefania De Pascale

 Protected Vegetables in South-East Europe

Nazim Gruda

  Summer production of lettuce under shading conditions


Prof. Dr. Zoran Ilic

Dr. Lidija Milenkovic
Assoc. Prof. Ljiljana Stanojevi263
Assist. Prof. Aleksandra Dimitrijevi263
Assoc. Prof. Dragan Cvetkovic
Dr. arko Kevrean
Prof. Dr. Jasna Mastilovi263

 Colletotrichum coccodes ‘ the covert enemy of potatoes?

Ms. Karina Eva Hauer

Prof. Dr. Maria Müller

Using trap crops to manage plant parasitic nematodes on vegetable crops


Dr. Becky Westerdahl

 Origin and production method traceability of vegetables with stable isotopes – from science to practice


Assoc. Prof. Sonja Lojen

Anja Mahne Opatic
Nina Kacjan Marsic
Rajko Vidrih
Marijan Necemer

 Arbuscular mychorrizae fungi (AMF) improves stand establishment and enhances root morphology parameters of pea (Pisum sativum L) plants under suboptimal temperature conditions

Prof. Astrit Balliu

Assoc. Prof. Glenda Sallaku

  The uptake of selenium and iodine in chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) after foliar spraying


Ana Kroflic

Assist. Prof. Nina Kacjan Marsic
Ana Jerse
Assist. Prof. Mateja Germ

Assoc. Prof. Helena Sircelj
Assist. Prof. Vekoslava Stibilj

 Agronomic traits of savoy cabbage varieties in autumn production


Dr. Kristina Ugrinovic

Mojca Skof

 Comparison of selected traits of sweet fennel (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce Alef.) cultivars


Assist. Prof. Ana Slatnar

Marko Sraka

 Studies on documentation, evaluation and use of Cucurbita moschata Duchesne genetic resources


Dr. Petre Marian Brezeanu

Dr. Creola Brezeanu
Dr. Silvica Ambarus
Dr. Tina Oana Cristea
Dr. Maria Calin

 The effects of suboptimal environment temperatures during and immediately after germination on the morphology of root system in pea (Pissum sativum L) plants

Prof. Astrit Balliu

Assoc. Prof. Glenda Sallaku

Training of soil grown cherry tomato in the open field and in the tunnel

Dr. Kristina Ugrinovic

Mojca Skof

 Differences in the mode of salt tolerance between self-rooted and grafted tomato cultivars and their impact on modeling NaCl accumulation in a closed hydroponic system


Dr. Dimitrios Savvas

Mr. Konstantinos Tsopelopoulos
Ms. Stavroula Filopoulou
Mr. Christos Vourdas
Mr. Manolis Chatzigiakoumis
Mr. Panagiotis Panagi
Mr. Nikolaos Fanourakis
Mr. Andreas Ropokis
Dr. Georgia Ntatsi

 Accumulation of capsinoids and capsaicinoids in three Capsicum species during fruit growth

Tanyarat Tarinta

Assoc. Prof. Suchila Techawongstien

 Phenotypic responses of putative resistance chili cultivars infected by PepLCV with viruliferous whitefly transmission

Yanisa Sangsotkaew

Assoc. Prof. Suchila Techawongstien

 Spinach production in cocopeat: Effects of plant density and the number of emitters on plant growth and nitrate concentration


Prof. Rui Machado

Isabel Alves-Pereira
Prof. Rui Ferreira

 Prevention and control of nematodes and soil borne diseases by grafting peppers


Dr. Marian Bogoescu

Dr. Daniela Iorga

 Accumulation of capsinoids and capsaicinoids in three Capsicum species during fruit growth


Ms. Tanyarat Tarinta

Assoc. Prof. Suchila Techawongstien
Prof. Dr. Kamol Lertrat
Assoc. Prof. Saksit Chanthai
Prof. Dr. Eiji Nawata

 Relation between phosphorus fertilisation and protection of lettuce against Bremia lactucae

Ms. Christiane Raynal-Lacroix

Treatment guidelines for early blight Disease of potato Alternaria solani and A. alternata

Assoc. Prof. Mehdi Nasr Esfahani

 GAP recommendations for improving sustainability on small-scale farm greenhouse vegetable production


Prof. Dr. Martina Bavec

Assist. Prof. Martina Robacer
Prof. Dr. Franc Bavec
Tjasa Vukmanic
Prof. Dr. Denis Stajnko

 Pesticide residues in vegetables on Slovene farms and market


Prof. Dr. Martina Bavec

Kristina Urbanc
Martina Robacer
Prof. Dr. Franc Bavec
Tjasa Vukmanic

  Response of potatoes to fertilizer application and nutrient use efficiency in Bulgaria


Prof. Dr. Ivan Manolov

Prof. Dr. Nidal Shaban
Assoc. Prof. Sergey Bistrichanov
Assoc. Prof. Margarita Nikolova
Dr. Boyan Stalev
Assoc. Prof. Anton Yordanov

 Efficiency of foliar applications of potassium sulphate on potato and vegetable production

Mr. Michel Marchand

 Pottential decrease of ecological impact in greenhouse production of tomato by introducing renewable energy sources


Prof. Dr. Denis Stajnko

Prof. Dr. Martina Bavec
Assoc. Prof. Miran Lakota

 Quantification of volatile compounds in “aromatic” and “non-aromatic” Italian strawberry populations by means of solid phase microextraction (SPME) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)


Dr. Federico Ferioli

Dr. Elisa Giambanelli
Prof. L. Filippo D’Antuono
Dr. Gianluca Baruzzi
Dr. Maria Luigia Maltoni

 Possibility of Peat Substitution in Organic Seedling Production


Prof. Dr. Yüksel Tüzel

Assoc. Prof. Golgen Oztekin
Prof. Dr. Ismail Hakki Tuzel
Assist. Prof. Hale Duyar

 The accuracy of the germination rate of tomato seeds based on image processing and artificial neural networks

Prof. Dr. Denis Stajnko

Crtomir Rozman
Uros Skrubej

 Evaluation of cysteine sulfoxides and volatile compounds in local garlic (Allium sativum L.) and elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum L.) populations from northern and central Italy


Dr. Federico Ferioli

Dr. Elisa Giambanelli
Prof. L. Filippo D’Antuono

 The effects of AM fungi and nitrogen fixation bacteria on growth and root morphology parameters of pea (Pissum sativum L) plants


Prof. Astrit Balliu

Eriola Veselaj
Assoc. Prof. Glenda Sallaku

 Effect of geographical origin and dimension of corms on saffron production in Basilicata Region (Southern Italy)


Dr. Loriana Cardone

Prof. Vincenzo Candido
Prof. Michele Perniola
Dr. Nunzia Cicco
Prof. Donato Castronuovo

  Profit efficiency estimation of tomato farms in Kosovo


Ms. Iliriana Miftari

Prof. Dr. Muje Gjonbalaj
Assoc. Prof. Arben Mehmeti
Prof. Dr. Skender Kaçiu

 Improving greenhouse production of French bean, kohlrabi and kale by GAP implementation

Assist. Prof. Bozidar Benko

 Effect of water reduction rate on vegetables

Harun Kaman

Ömer Özbek

 Perspective tomato landraces for fresh consumption in the Republic of Macedonia

Prof. Dr. Gordana Popsimonova

Prof. Dr. Rukije Agic
Assist. Prof. Zvezda Bogevska
Assist. Prof. Maragrita Davitkovska
Mr. Goce Georgievski

 Geographical authentification of potato using multi-elemental fingerprint and stable isotope ratio analysis


Anja Mahne Opatic

Dr. Marijan Necemer
Dr. Bojan Budic
Assoc. Prof. Sonja Lojen

 Trace elements in soils and vegetables on organic farms in Serbia


Prof. Dr. Maja Manojlovic

Assist. Prof. Ranko Cabilovski
Klara Marijanusic
Dragan Kovacevic

 Impact of soil cover and manure application on soil moisture, mineral nitrogen and lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. subsp. secalina) yield in organic farming


Prof. Dr. Maja Manojlovic

Assist. Prof. Ranko Cabilovski
Klara Marijanusic
Dragan Kovacevic
Prof. Dr. Martina Bavec

 Soil water management for vegetables in greenhouse conditions

Harun Kaman

Ömer Özbek

 GAP recommendations for permanent and temporary protection system – early potato production


Prof. Dr. Zarko Ilin

Boris Ms. Adamovic
Dr. Sonja Ilin
Assoc. Prof. Dragan Znidarcic

  Quality changes of fresh and then microwaved minimally processed faba seeds


Francisco Artes

Ms. Elena Collado
Ms. Tammila Venzke-Klug
Dr. Francisco Artés-Hernández
Dr. Encarna Aguayo
Prof. Dr. Juan A. Fernández
Dr. Perla A. Gómez

 Fertility restoration and breeding of garlic: recent advances

Prof. Dr. Rina Kamenetsky

Dr. Einat Shemesh Mayer


Quality of vegetables and potatoes from the organic production


Prof. Dr. Ewa Rembialkowska

Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Kaniszewski

 Do varietal differences in the morphological traits of potato tubers affect histological and physiological traits of the starch granules?


Dr. Takashi Nishizawa

Prof. Dr. Tuhin Roy
Dr. Kazuhiro Nara
Mr. Md. Mahfuzar Rahman
Mr. Rajesh Chakraborty
Ms. Xue Li
Dr. Yoshie Motomura

 Identification of Ulocladium atrum causing potato leaf spot disease in Iran

Assoc. Prof. Mehdi Nasr Esfahani


Effect of deficit irrigation and soil water content on tomato yield in the Peruvian semi-arid coastline


Ximena Reynafarje

Prof. Dr. Eddie Schrevens
Diego Grados
Prof. Andres Casas

 SoilVeg – Improving soil conservation and resource use in organic cropping systems for vegetable production through introduction and management of Agro-ecological Service Crops


Prof. Dr. Martina Bavec

Martina Robacer
Prof. Dr. Franc Bavec
Tjasa Vukmanic
Manfred Jakop
Urska Lisec
Assist. Prof. Silva Grobelnik Mlakar
Dr. Stefano Canali

 Exploring Biophysical Components In Rain-Fed Potato Systems In The Peruvian Central Andes


Prof. Dr. Eddie Schrevens

Diego Grados
Reindert Heuts

 Physiological races and genetic diversity of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp.melonis in Iran

Assoc. Prof. Mehdi Nasr Esfahani

Evaluation of carrot cultivars for irrigated organic farming

Assist. Prof. Johannes Balas

Dr. Rita Kappert
Assoc. Prof. Reinhard Nolz
Assist. Prof. Peter Cepuder
Ms. Sieglinde Pollan

Specifics of vegetable production for processing

Dr. Zdravko Matotan

Heavy metal contents in organic baby-food-carrots

Assist. Prof. Johannes Balas

Amal Aryan
Assoc. Prof. Markus Puschenreiter
Dr. Rita Kappert