The Working Group “Organic Greenhouse Horticulture” (ISHS) will hold a conference in Avignon (France) on October 28-31, 2013

    The conference will feature 4 days of presentations and workshop discussions on organic greenhouse horticulture, and will include a tour to organic greenhouse farms, and distributors of organic vegetables. Main topics of this conference whill focus on sustainability through organics and will include robust planting material (breeding variety testing, seed treatment, novel crops, nursery production), substrates and composts, soil management (soil health and crop rotation), fossil fuel consumption and energy management, crop health (disease, pest and weed control), water and nutrient management, crop management, product quality, marketing (including local production for local consumers), economics and sustainability (novel robust systems, ecological ,environmental and societal aspects), and standards.

    This Symposium will be jointly organized by ITAB (French Technical Institute of Organic Farming), GRAB (Research Group on Organic Agriculture) and Tersys (Federative Research Structure: « Development of natural plant products. Quality and Environment ») and supported by a scientific committee (see members below). It will also be held in collaboration with the COST Action FA 1105 Biogreenhouse "Towards a sustainable and productive EU organic greenhouse Horticulture".


    It will take place in Avignon.

    If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive further details, please contact Nicolas Sinoir ( Further specifications regarding topics, papers, presentations as well as costs for the conference, application forms, travel instructions, will be available on this website. There will be a call for papers for oral and poster presentations.

  • General information

    Important dates

    Preliminary program and call for abstracts: November 2012

    Deadline for abstract submission for ora/poster presentations : April 1 2013

    Deadline for early registration fee:  August 30 2013


    Scientific Committee

    ·         R.J.M. Meijer, Chairman, Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture, Bleiswijk, The Netherlands

    ·         M. Dorais, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Université Laval, Québec City, Québec, Canada


    ·         B. Alsanius, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden

    ·         M. Koller, Research Institute for Organic Agriculture, Frick, Switzerland

    ·         J. Lambion, Research Group on Organic Agriculture, Avignon, France

    ·         G. Messelink, Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture, Bleiswijk, The Netherlands

    ·         M. Raviv,  Newe Ya'ar Research Center, ARO Ramat Yishay, Israel

    ·         U. Schmutz, Garden Organic Ryton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

    ·         D. Spadaro, University of Turin, Italy

    ·         F. Tittarelli, Agricultural Research Council(CRA-RPS), Rome, Italy

    ·         L. Urban,University of Avignon, France

    ·         N. Vergote, Provinciaal Proefcentrum Groenteteelt, Kruishoutem, Belgium


    Local organizing committee (Conveners)

    ·         J. Lambion, Research Group on Organic Agriculture, Avignon, France

    ·         N. Sinoir, Technical Institute for Organic Farming, Montpellier, France

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    Adresse du lieu de l'événement

    39 chemin des Meinajaries Agroparc BP 91228 884911 Avignon cedex 9 France


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