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Agri-Horticulture 2019

About Conference


Agri-Horticulture 2019 takes great pleasure in welcoming you to participate in the upcoming European Conference on Agrotechnology and Horticulture during November 03-04, 2019 at Paris, France to witness valuable scientific discussions and to participate in workshops on recent advances in agricultural technology, Horticulture, Symposiums, Agri-Horticulture Sessions & contribute to the future innovations in the field of Agrotechnology and Horticulture.

Agricultural Technology/Agrotechnology and Horticulture

Modern farms and agricultural operations work far differently than those a few decades ago, primarily because of advancements in technology, including sensors, devices, machines, and information technology. Today’s agriculture routinely uses sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS technology. These advanced devices and precision agriculture and robotic systems allow businesses to be more profitable, efficient, safer, and more environmentally friendly.
 
Horticulture is the branch of plant agriculture dealing with garden crops, generally fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. The word is derived from the Latin hortus, “garden,” and colere, “to cultivate.” As a general term, it covers all forms of garden management, but in ordinary use it refers to intensive commercial production. In terms of scale, horticulture falls between domestic gardening and field agriculture; though all forms of cultivation naturally have close links.

Who are attending Agri-Horticulture 2019?

  • The expected attendees  are specialised horticulturists, soil scientists, agronomists, plant breeders, including aquaculture scientists, Agricultural Science Faculty and Students, Plant Science Faculty and Scientists, Animal Science Faculty and Scientists, Agricultural Universities, Forestry and Landscaping Scientists, Agriculture & Food Security departments, Agricultural and Plant Associations, Societies.
  • Anticipating students are welcomed from various fields such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Agronomy, and Clinical Research Centres.
  • Business Entrepreneurs, Agricultural equipment Manufacturing Companies, Horticulture aiding device Manufacturers.

Benefits of attending Agri-Horticulture 2019:

  • Agri-Horticulture 2019 is an international platform for presenting research advances in agrotechnology, Horticulture, exchanging ideas and Innovations in the field and thus contributes the dissemination of knowledge in Agrotechnology and Horticulture for the benefit of all the mankind and business.
  • This event brings together horticulturists, soil scientists, agronomists, plant breeders, including aquaculture and agriculture scientists and all the eminent researchers and experts in the field of agrotechnology to explore the advancements in the field of agricultural technology and possibilities of better yields eradicating the risk of pests and weeds and rich crop varieties.
  • We bring together industry executives, food, agriculture Industry sectors making the conference a perfect platform to network, share views and knowledge through interactive discussions.

Related societies:

Europe: The European Society for New Methods in Agricultural Research (ESNA); The European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE); European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe); The European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB); The Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE)

USA: Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS); The American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA); The American Horticultural Society (AHS); The American Phytopathological Society (APS); International Society for Horticultural Science

Asia Pacific: Crop Science Society of Japan (CSSJ); The Asian Crop Science Association (ACSA); The Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA); Asian Pacific Weed Science Society (APWSS); Asia & Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC); Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC)

 

Market Analysis

Global Horticulture (2014 -2018)

The horticulture industry consists of the production of fruits, vegetables and flowers. In today's world, people are very conscious about their diet and eating habits. A busy lifestyle and stressful work culture has pushed up the consumption of fruits and vegetables. Consequently, the sector is flourishing and opening up new prospects of employment and research, thereby introducing a new dimension into the agriculture sector across the world. As a matter of fact, horticulture is currently considered as a separate industry. Further, the floriculture industry is picking up pace due to the increasing demand for fresh flowers and several associated products. This has generated new income prospects for farmers and others working in the allied sectors of this industry. The processing, transportation, distribution and packing sectors associated with the horticulture industry have also been greatly benefitted.

Global fruit production in 2013 was estimated at 676.9 million tonnes as against an estimated 656.9 million tonnes in 2012. The global fruit industry consists of the production and trade of bananas, semi-tropical fruits, citrus fruit, soft fruit, pommes and stone fruits.

Global vegetable production, including the production of melons, was estimated at 879.2 million tonnes in 2013. China and India were amongst the highest producing countries for the year. Among all vegetables, potato was the most popular; other widespread vegetables were sweet potato, tomato, onions and cabbage. 
The leading fruit producing countries in the world in 2013 were China, India, Brazil, the United States of America (USA) and Indonesia. China and India also made it to the top-10 vegetable producing countries of the world in the same year.

The global export of fruits which stood at USD 68.17 billion in 2009, increased to USD 97.02 billion in 2013. Globally, the fruit imports also registered an increase to USD 105.26 billion in 2013, from USD 76.49 billion in 2009. India was placed 10th in the import of vegetables, valued at USD 2,305.34 million, and secured the 14th position in the import of fruits which was valued at USD 2,162.31 million in 2013. In 2011, land area under flower production worldwide was 400,000 hectares. Asia-Pacific, with an area of 244,263 ha, accounted for nearly 60 percent of the total area under production, with China and India dominating this space.

Global annual consumption of flowers was estimated in the range of USD 40 - 60 billion in 2011. On the demand side, major flower consuming countries in the world are concentrated in Western Europe, Germany, the USA, the UK, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Together they consumed around 80 percent of the total flower production. Of the world's ten largest domestic markets for cut flowers, six are in the EU, namely Germany, the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Other important markets are the US and Japan, accounting for around 20 percent each. Recently, Russia and the Middle East have also become important markets demonstrating rapid market growth.

Over the last few years, the market for the flower industry has advanced and the demand for newer products has expanded. For instance, currently, the Russian market preference is for very large flower buds. Globalization, trade liberalization and transformation in consumer demand are generating new market opportunities for producers and labourers of the horticulture industry. This has thrown up a wide range of economic prospects for the industry, especially in the tropics and sub-tropic zones. Consequently, many farmers who produced cereals have changed a portion of their production into high value horticultural crops.

Many countries across the globe have been taking measures to support the horticulture industry due to the fact that it is contributing significantly to the domestic economy. For instance, the Netherlands' economy is largely influenced by this industry; it tops the charts in the export of flowers. Hence, despite various issues of soil degradation and erosion, the country is still taking up measures to increase soil fertility and implementing new technology for the production of flowers.

   

Sessions

Advanced agricultural technology

In recent years, technology in agriculture, referred to as AgTech has quickly modified the trade. In 2015, the industry’s investment in technology reached a humongous $4.6 billion—and that was 3 years ago! but, our population is continuously growing, that has an effect on resource accessibility going forward. In recent studies, it’s found that the industry’s output should increase by hour by 2030.

People within the industry—farmers, food producers—must embrace the digital transformation trends in agriculture. By using technology as a scalable resource, we'll be ready to take agriculture to new heights, keeping farm to fork in our future.
 
IoT and Sensors 
IoT and Sensors in Equipment
Drones and Crop Monitoring
Farming and AI
RFID Sensors and tracking
Advanced agricultural machinery
Machine Learning and Analytics

Agricultural Irrigation

Irrigation suggests that the watering of land to prepare it for agricultural functions. AN irrigation system is that the provision of water via artificial canals and channels to growing plants and crops within a field.
Agricultural water users will optimize water use potency and defend the standard of water resources by applying basic info concerning irrigation systems, crop water use and management practices.
 
• Water distribution systems
• Water maintenance

Agro ecology

Agro ecology is a science, a collection of practices and a Social movement. As a science, it studies interactions among diverse elements of the agro ecosystem. As a collection of practices, it seeks property farming systems that optimize and stabilize yields. Agro ecology pursues multifunctional roles for agriculture, promotes social justice, nurtures identity and culture, and strengthens the economic viability of rural areas. Family farmers hold the tools for practising Agro ecology. They're  keepers of the information and knowledge required for this agenda. Therefore, family farmers round the world are the keys components for manufacturing food in an agro ecological method. 

Agronomy

Agronomy - branch of agricultural science that deals with the study of crops and soils they grow in. Agronomists work to develop ways that may improve efficiency of soil and increase the yield of food and fiber crops. They indulge in analysis of crop rotation, irrigation and voidance, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed management, and alternative areas.
 
• Environmental and stress physiology
• Soil quality and nutrients
• Carbon and Nitrogen metabolism 
• Soil fertility
• Soil salinity Control.

Seed science and technology

Seed science and technology involves disciplines like plant production, agronomy, plant physiology, plant science, entomology and plant pathology. The seed  most vital to begin with for a healthy plant. If a seed isn't viable a it won't germinate. If a seed has low vigour a weak sprout may emerge that eventually will succumb to environmental conditions or will be attacked by pathogens or insects. It’s important to confirm that the seed is viable and can produce to vigorous seedlings that would stand up to unfavourable environmental conditions and pests.

Correct sampling of a seed is vital before any tests are done on the seed. The purity, physical and genetic, should be determined before testing. All seed ought to be tested for viability, that is, the percentage of germination should be determined and recorded on the seed lot. 

Agricultural Practices

Number of innovative farmers and scientists are taking a unique path, moving toward a farming system that's sustainable—environmentally, economically, and socially. this method has space for farms of all sizes, manufacturing a wide range of foods, fibers, and fuels habituated to native conditions and regional markets. It uses progressive, science-based practices that maximize productivity and profit while also minimizing the harm caused to environment.

• Sustainable agriculture 
• Building and maintaining healthy soil
• Managing water with wisdom
• Minimizing air, water, and climate pollution
• Promoting Biodiversity

Transgenic Plants

Transgenic plants or plants that are genetically altered are those, whose DNA is changed using rDNA techniques. In most cases the aim is to introduce an attribute to the plant that doesn't occur naturally in the species. Examples embody resistance to pests, diseases or environmental conditions, or the availability of a particular nutrient or pharmaceutical agent.

• Methods of genetic engineering
• Types of modifications
• Multiple trait integration
• Yield

Weed science

Weed Science - the study of vegetation management in agriculture, aquatics, horticulture, right-of-way, basically whereever plants ought to be managed. It involves the study of all the tools required for this purpose like cropping systems, herbicides, management techniques and seed genetics. However, it's not just controlling plants, but the study of plants. This includes ecology, physiology, and genetic science of plants species that are known to be impactful on the  economy and our ecology.

• Plant growth regulators used to manage undesirable vegetation 
• Weed management
• Weed management tools
• Effect of weed management on soil, air and water

Viticulture and pomology

Pomology - The applied science of fruit cultivation and production. pomology is typically confined to the cultivation of perennial temperate, subtropic and tropical fruit trees. Viticulture - the applied bioscience of cultivating table grapes and wine grapes.
 

• Morphological and anatomical characteristics
• Physiology
• Vineyard Design Propagation
• Pruning
• Rootstocks
• Cultivars
• Irrigation & Mineral nutrition
• Plant protection (insects, fungi, bacteria, virus)
• Harvesting, Ripening, Maturity indices and postharvest maintenance of table grapes.

Sustainable Horticulture

Sustainable farming applies agricultural systems and practices which aim that aim to keep up or enhance the health of the natural resources base among the constraints of the market based production system.
 
Horticultural activities inevitably have some impact on the natural resources used for fruit, vegetable and other yields. As awareness of the difficulties associated with sustainability is increasing, horticultural industries have become increasingly involved with maintaining and protecting their resource base and the wider atmosphere.
 
  • Floriculture
  • Landscape horticulture
  • Olericulture
  • Pomology
  • Post-harvest physiology

Horticulture Hydroponics

Hydroponics - aquaculture, nutriculture, soilless culture, or tank farming, the cultivation of plants in nutrient-enriched water, with or without the mechanical support of an inert medium like sand or gravel.
 
The solution consists of various fertilizer-grade chemical compounds containing  varied  amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium—the major components necessary for plant growth—and varied trace, or minor, components like Sulphur, magnesium, and metallic elements. 
 
  • Hydroponic Vegetable Production
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages and Challenges

Development of commercial Horticulture Farms

Availability of quality planting material is extremely essential for a prosperous commercial vegetable cultivation. Farmers usually prepare little nurseries in their curtilage entirely for private usage. However in the event of pest and disease incidence, natural disaster or field mortality of plants in early stages, the farmer doesn’t have doesn’t have enough time to nurture a new nursery. To deal with this issue farmers are supplied with polyhouses/nethouses for production of quality planting material on commercial purpose in protected conditions. They are supplied with the structure, with accessories and initial consumables, and are trained in field concerning advanced nursery management technologies like soil solarisation, grafting, sowing, fertilisation, raised beds, pest and disease management activities, etc.
 
  • Basic principles & Propagation Techniques
  • Turfgrass science
  • Floral art
  • International Horticulture

Cold Storage and Controlled Atmosphere

Use of Controlled Atmosphere technology is increasing steadily, significantly contributing to the extending post-harvest life and maintaining the standard of fruits throughout the past few years. As technology advances are made in this field, this trend is expected to continue.

  • Critical necessities for Cold Storage
  • Best Practices

Bacterial Diseases of Plants/ Viral Diseases of Plants

Bacteria - single-celled microorganisms, Usually 1-2 µm in size that can’t be seen with the unaided eye. Plant associated bacteria could be useful or detrimental. All plant surfaces have microbes on them (termed epiphytes), and a few microbes live within plants (termed endophytes). Some are residents and some are transient. Bacteria are among the microbes that in turn colonize plants as they mature. Individual microorganism cells cann’t be seen without the aid of a magnifier, however, huge populations of bacteria come into sight as aggregates in liquid, as biofilms on plants, as viscous suspensions plugging plant vessels, or colonies on petri dishes within the laboratory. For useful functions or as pathogens, populations of 106 CFU (colony-forming units/millilitre) or higher are usually needed for bacteria to funtion as biological control agents or cause infectious disease.
 
Aster yellows
Bacterial wilt
Blight
  • fire blight
  • rice bacterial blight
Canker
Crown gall
Rot
  • basal rot
  • scab

Bio pesticides

Bio pesticides - Certain types of pesticides derived from such natural materials as animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals. For instance, canola oil and baking soda have pesticidal applications and are considered as bio pesticides.
 
  • Classes of bio pesticides
  • Advantages of using bio pesticides

Horticulture Market Analysis

The development of plants within a greenhouse, particularly throughout rainy, autumn, and winter seasons is an agricultural fail-safe and an emerging back garden hobby. Horticultural lighting solutions aim to induce photosynthesis in plants with the application of photoperiodic and supplemental lighting. The evolution of LEDs in horticultural lighting solutions has led to a positive impact in the market. When compared to alternative lighting sources, LEDs are safer to work, generates less heat, lasts longer and can be integrated into control systems. 

Horticulture VS Agriculture

Horticulture is outlined in a strict sense because the science that employs special techniques and strategies to cultivate plants, together with methods used to properly condition the soil for seed planting or planting tubers.

Agriculture - Science of growing food crops and rearing animals for farming. It involves the entire network of processes utilized with in the redirection of the natural flow of the food chain and the rechanneling of energy.

Livestock

An economical and prosperous animal agriculture traditionally has been the mark of a powerful, well-developed nation. Such agriculture permits a nation to store huge quantities of grains and alternative foodstuffs in concentrated form to be utilised for animal growth in turn for human consumption during such emergencies as war or natural disaster. Furthermore, meat has long been recognized for its high nutritious value that contributes to stronger and healthier people.
 
Ruminant (cud-chewing) animals like cattle, sheep, and goats convert enormous quantities of pasture forage, harvested roughage, or by-product feeds, along with non protein nitrogen such as urea, into meat, milk, and wool. Ruminants are thus highly important; 60% of the world’s farmland is in meadows and pasture. Poultry additionally converts feed expeditiously into protein; Milk is the most whole and oldest  animal foods.
  • Livestock Agriculture
  • Animal Feeding operations
  • Production System
  • Manure  Management

Families, Food and Fitness

Food and Fitness go hand in hand. When and what you is vital to the way you feel when you exercise, whether it is a casual exercising or coaching for a contest.

Healthy Food Choices in Schools

It is vital in assisting your kid to develop healthy feeding habits. Try inculcating these habits from the time they are young, before they begin to attend school. Teach your kid what varieties of food are healthy. This will build their confidence in making smart decisions. Set an ideal example at home. This will have impact on the choices they make now and in the future. Inform your child regarding the necessity of a healthy lunch. It provides them with sufficient energy to learn and be active mentally and physically.

Horticultural therapy

Horticultural therapy is to assist patients to learn new skills or regain those which are lost. Horticultural therapy helps improve memory, cognitive abilities, task initiation, language skills, and socialization. In rehabilitation, horticultural therapy can facilitate muscle strengthening and improve coordination, balance, and endurance. In vocational horticultural therapy settings, people learn to work individually, problem solve, and follow directions. 

Post-harvest management/Postharvest science/Postharvest physiology

Post-harvest management consists of the various technologies and practices undergone by the farmer, farmer’s teams or cooperatives and/or business enterprise firms, from the farm to the plate, to handle the crop production after the harvest, up to its final destination like storing, transport, cleaning, sorting, processing and packing.

Past Conference Report

Agri 2018 Report

Conference Series llc Ltd successfully hosted its premiere 13th International Conference on Agriculture & Horticulture in Zurich, Switzerland during September 10-12, 2018. The conference was organized with a focus on “Recent innovations and implementation of modern technologies in Agriculture” and it was a great success where eminent keynote speakers from various universities addressed the gathering.

The generous response and active participation of the Organizing Committee Members and Editorial Board members of Agrotechnology, Advances in Crop Science and Technology, Journal of Horticulture played a major role in the success of Agri 2018. On another hand, we take the opportunity to thank all the speakers, delegates and participants for providing their valuable support and time for Agri 2018. Our special gratitude to our collaborators from the Zurich Tourism.

Agri 2018 Organizing Committee would like to thank the Moderator of the conference, Dr. Partha Sarathi Nath, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, India and who contributed a lot for the smooth functioning of this event.

Conferenceseries LLC Ltd congratulates the Best Poster awardees & Best YRF awardees for their outstanding performance in the field of Agriculture & Horticulture and appreciates all the participants who put their efforts in poster presentations & Young Researchers form and sincerely wishes them success in future endeavors. We would like to thank the YRF Judges Dr. Huajun Wang, Gansu Agricultural University, China for their valuable judgment. We would like to thank the Poster Judges Dr. Abdul Khalil Gardezi, Postgraduate Agriculture College, Mexico for their valuable judgment.

All the papers presented at the Agri 2018 will be published in the proceedings of the Agrotechnology. With the success of 13th International Conference on Agriculture & Horticulture and with the suggestions from Organizing Committee Conferenceseries LLC Ltd gladly announces its European Conference On Agrotechnology and Horticulture (Agri-Horticulture 2019) during July 11-12, 2019 at Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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