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Europe | Spain | Valencia
Opening date: NOV 18, 2012 Closing date: NOV 23, 2012
Registration period: NOV 18, 2012    
On behalf of the International Society of Citriculture (ISC) and the Organizing Committee of the 12th International Citrus Congress (ICC 2012) I am very pleased to invite citrus scientists and producers world wide to attend the ICC 2012 that will be held in Valencia, Spain, from November 18th-23th, 2012, under the theme “Citrus and Health”.

The Congress will be organized by the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), with the collaboration of several institutions such as the Polithecnical University of Valencia (UPV), the University Jaime I from Castellón, the Institute of Agrochemestry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), the Fundación de la Comunidad Valenciana para la Investigación Agroalimentaria (Fundación "AGROALIMED") and the active involvement of the citrus private industry.

Citrus have a long history Spain. Citron was introduced in the V century, sour orange and lemons in the X century, pummelos in the XIII century, sweet oranges in the XV century and mandarins in the XIX century. Today Spain has 330.000 hectares of citrus, with a production of 6.3 million tons, with sweet orange representing 48%, mandarins 35% and lemons 16%. Spain is the first exporting country of fresh fruit, with more than 50% of the production being commercialized abroad. Citrus plantings are located along the Mediterranean coast in the provinces of Tarragona, Castellón, Valencia, Murcia, Almeria and Málaga, in the Guadalquivir river valley in the provinces of Córdoba and Sevilla and in the Atlantic coast in the province of Huelva. One important characteristic of the Spanish citrus industry is that it has been completely renewed in the last 30 years with healthy certified nursery trees originally recovered by shoot-tip grafting in vitro, and today graft and vector transmitted diseases do not pose significant problems.

Being the third largest city of Spain, with a population of 800.000 million inhabitants and over 2.000 years of history, Valencia is a city for encounters and contrasts. The legacy left by cultures and civilizations having reached this shores in the past still remains alive in the city's monuments and streets, not to mention in it's peoples hearts.

Business and trade coexist with leisure and culture. Valencia is a city that never sleeps, with an extensive cultural lineup star-studded at any time of year with festivals, concerts, shows and exhibitions. Thanks to the excellent climate and the attractive cityscape, outdoors activities include enjoying the cafe terraces, parks and gardens, strolling complacently by the seaside and through the city,combining both urban life and outings to the surrounding nature areas.

When visitors arrive in Valencia, the city seems to be decked out to greet them. Discovering Valencia is a true pleasure for the senses. And reaching the city from any part of the globe is easy and comfortable, thanks to a modern network of links with world business centres, including air communications, high-speed trains and freeways. We are sure that participants will enjoy the experience of Valencia.

The congress will have plenary and ordinary sessions, workshops and poster display, addressing every issue and specialization of citrus and will be an excellent forum to establish new links and collaborations among participants. In addition, those attending pre, post and mid Congress tours will have the opportunity to see both the traditional and the modern Spanish citrus industries, including nursery operations, cultural practices, varieties, packing houses, juice factories, and research institutes.

We are looking forward to meet you in Valencia where you will be warmly received.

Luis Navarro
President of the International Society of Citriculture
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the ICC 2012
Topic : Alimentación
Type : Congresos
Topics : Sessions:

S1 Citrus germplasm and phylogenetics
S2 Citrus genetics and breeding
S3 Citrus genomics
S4 Citrus biochemistry
S5 Citrus biotechnology

S6 Fruit physiology
S7 Regulation of growth and development
S8 Abiotic stress
S9 Postharvest physiology and pathology
S10 Watering and nutrition
S11 Citrus horticulture

S12 Citrus HLB
S13 Citrus medfly
S14 Virus and virus-like diseases
S15 Emerging bacterial diseases
S16 Emerging fungal diseases
S17 Citrus entomology and pest control

S18 New varieties
S19 New rootstocks
S20 Nursery and plant propagation

S21 Citrus & Health
S22 Postharvest and juice processing technology
S23 Citrus economics and trade

Workshops (under elaboration):

W1 HLB control
W2 New mandarin varieties
W3 Procedures for exploitation of protected and/or patented varieties
W4 New perspectives in pest control
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