Welcome note

It is our pleasure to invite you to the XII International Symposium on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology in Zlatibor, Serbia on September 14−17, 2021. The symposium will be organized by the Fruit Research Institute, Čačak under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science.

The forthcoming twelfth Symposium will be held in Western Serbia, on the mountain Zlatibor in hybrid symposium format.

The Symposium will be performed as traditional one with the physical presence of participants, but also there is an option to participate online.

The Symposium aims to gather researchers from the fields of study on plum and prune who share a common interest in horticultural sciences. The conference will provide opportunity for scientists, professionals and students to present their latest findings and discuss their current work related to basic and applied aspects on issues of plum and prune. The symposium will be organized in plenary and ordinary sessions and poster display sessions.

The thematic concepts and topics will comprise the following areas: 1. Genetics and breeding; 2. Genetic resources and cultivar testing; 3. Rootstocks; 4. Physiology and orchard management; 5. Diseases and pests; 6. Fruit quality, ripening and postharvest; 7. Fruit drying and processing; 8. Marketing and economics; and all other topics relevant to plum and prune.

We look forward to welcoming you on Zlatibor, Serbia.

The convener,

Dr. Darko Jevremović

List of previous Symposiums on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology

1. Bucharest, Romania 1968

2. Bordeaux, France 1973

3. Čačak, Yugoslavia 1977

4. Bordeaux, France 1989

5. Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany 1993

6. Warszawa-Skierniewice, Poland 1997

7. Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2001

8. Lofthus, Norway 2004

9. Palermo, Italy 2008

10. Davis, USA 2012

11. Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany 2016