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Scientific Program

Scientific Program

Preliminary Program

Tuesday 12 March
8:30 Registration
9:00-9:30 Opening Ceremony
9:30-10:30 Inaugural Invited Conference.

"Globe artichoke and cardoon forms: Horticultural crops among the fresh consumption, the food and the food and no-food industrial process."

Dr. Giovanni Mauromicale. University of Catania. Italy.
10:30-11:00 Coffee-Break
Session 1 Biodiversity and management of genetic resources
11:00-11:30 Keynote: "Genetic Diversity in Cynara spp.: Assessment and management for its conservation and utilization."
Dr. Mario Pagnotta. University of Tucsia. Italy.
11:30-13:30 Oral Presentations
13:30-15:30 Lunch
Session 2 Production, multiplication and seed production
15:30-16:00 Keynote: "Main methods of artichoke multiplication and the role of seed multiplication."
Dr. Carlos Baixauli. Cajamar Foundation. Spain.
16:00-17.00 Oral Presentations
17:00-17:15 Coffee-Break
Session 3 Growth conditions, water and nutrients
17:15-17:45 Keynote: "Growth Conditions, Water, and Nutrient Management on Quality and Yield."
Dr. Daniel Leskovar. Texas A&M University. USA.
17:45-18:45 Oral Presentations
19:15 Touristic visit to Orihuela and Welcome Cocktail.
Wednesday 13 March
8:30 Registration
Session 4 Pest management
9:00-9:30 Keynote: "Fungal diseases affecting artichoke production in Spain."
Dr. Josep Armengol. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
9:30-11:00 Oral Presentations
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
Session 5 Postharvest, processing, and produce quality
11:30-12:00 Keynote: "Postharvest handling of fresh artichokes and potential for processing as convenience products."
Dr. Giancarlo Colelli. University of Foggia. Italy.
12:00-13:30 Oral Presentations
13:30-15:30 Lunch
Session 6 Bioactive compounds
15:30-16:30 Keynote: "Bioactive compounds with health benefits of artichoke and cardoon."
Dr. Daniel Valero. University Miguel Hernández. Spain.
16:00-17:30 Oral Presentations
17:30-18:00 Coffee Break
18:00-19:00 ISHS Working-group Artichoke Business Meeting.
  • List of potential candidatures for the next XI Artichoke Symposium in 2022.
  • Candidature presentation (10-15 min each).
  • Decision regarding location for the XI Artichoke Symposium.
  • Nomination or re-nomination WG chair.
  • Any other business.
Thursday 14 March
8:30-18:00 One day Technical Visit + Lunch
21:00 Gala dinner
Friday 15 March
9:00-9:30 Keynote: "Artichoke: Soil diseases in Spanish Southeast crops and their management."
Dr. Alfredo Lacasa. IMIDA, Murcia. Spain.

Technical Workshop. EPSO-UMH. In Spanish
  1. Cultivars
  2. Crop and soil management
  3. New developments in artichoke products
13:30 Closing Ceremony and Lunch