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Program of the 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

04/03/2022 - Sophie Colvine - 2020 WPTC congress
More than 70 scientific papers will be presented during the 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato which will be held mainly during the second week of the online WPTC congress, with a few invited speakers talking during joint sessions during the congress week 
The ISHS Symposia on the Processing Tomato are a unique forum that focuses on addressing key scientific questions and issues related to the entire tomato processing sector, from field (production for industrial purposes, applied ecophysiology, agronomy, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, genetics applied to industrial food system) to fork (organoleptic and nutritional food quality, smart quality control processes, healthy food, high quality cultivars). Holding the scientific symposia alongside the WPTC congresses, helps bringing together academics, researchers and students with growers, processors and business professionals working in the processing tomato industry. This unique setup within the ISHS symposia has been a major success story ever since the first world processing tomato congress in Avignon (France) in 1989 and the creation of WPTC in 1998 at Pamplona (Spain). 
The call for papers for this 16th Symposium attracted more than seventy abstract submissions from 18 different countries. This confirms the keen interest and 
enthusiasm the scientific community has for research in the fields of processing tomatoes. 
The symposium program has been arranged into oral and poster sessions centred on the following major topics: “Crop management “, “Processing & Technology”, “Tomato and health” over five half days between Monday 28 March to Friday 1st April, between 2 pm and 6 pm UTC. A few symposium presentations have been included in joint sessions between Monday 21 March and Friday 25 march and particularly a whole session on “Consumption Revival by Health Promotion” on Thursday 24 March. 
Symposium program:
Wednesday 23 March
2:00 pm UTC: Innovations in the factory and traceability (Joint with congress)
  • Invited speaker: Perspectives of technological innovation in tomato processing – Marco Dalla Rosa 
Thursday 24 March
2:00 pm UTC: Consumption Revival by Health Promotion (Joint with congress)
  • Invited speaker: Advances in research on the health benefits of tomatoes – benefits of nutrigenomics - Jean-François Landrier
  • EFSA health claim for tomato products, project overview, findings, relevance, future - Luca Sandei
  • Consumers' food choice and healthfulness perception. The impact of front-of-package nutrition labelling systems (FoPL) on tomato products - Montana Camara
  • Development of foods with function claims based on the health benefits of tomato-derived nutrients - Kazutaka Yoshida  
Monday 28 March
2:00 pm UTC- Symposium opening session
(Moderators: Cosme Argerich & Luca Sandei)

2:30 pm UTC- Session 1 - Crop management: Controlling weeds & pests 
(Moderators: Brenna Aegerter & Massimiliano Beretta) 
  • Invited speaker: Adjusting weed control tactics to soil and weather conditions, cultural management and weed biology in tomato - Darren Robinson 
  • The branched broomrape (Phelipanche ramosa) control project in processing tomato in Chile  - Yaakov Goldwasser
  • Towards improved transplant quality-Hazard assessment of critical control points for fungal and bacterial pathogens in California tomato transplant nurseries - Johanna Del Castillo
  • Biology and management of Sw5 resistance-breaking tomato spotted wilt virus strain in Central California - Thomas Turini
  • Monitoring and containment measures to prevent the spread of Ralstonia solanacearum in Northern Italy processing tomato: from field to process. “A preliminary work – trials year 2021.”- Luca Sandei
  • Assessment of the plant protection properties provided by bio-active magnesium hydroxide - Robert van Merkestein 
4:30 pm UTC- Poster session 1 & Discussion 
(Moderators: Brenna Aegerter & Massimiliano Beretta)
  • Preemptive Development of Management Strategies for Branched Broomrape: An Emerging Threat to California Tomato Production -O. Adewale Osipitan  
  • Evaluation of the effect of mulching, density and date of planting on quality aspects - quantitatives in tomato (solanum lycopersicum l.) for industry in Yuto (Jujuy, Argentina) - Omar Alejandro Melis
  • Bio nematicides for management of root knot nematode on tomatoes - Becky Westerdahl  
  • Ethylene, gibberellins and arbuscular mycorrhiza interaction in salinized tomato plants - Mouna Khalloufi
  • Response of wild tomato accessions to invasive insect pest Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera:Gelechidae) under Indian condition - Pritha Ghosh
Tuesday 29 March
2:00 pm UTC: Session 2 - Crop Management: Irrigation & fertilisation 
(Moderators: Lajos Helyes & David Page) 
  • Results of ten years trial of drip irrigated processing tomato in Hungary - Lajos Helyes
  • Water stress monitoring under different water supply levels in tomato - Sandor Takacs
  • Effect of regulated deficit irrigation on processing tomatoes HM 1892 yield, quality and water use efficiency, in San Juan, Argentina - Daniela Pacheco
  • Impact of low water and nitrogen supply on the texture and color of purees from six tomato varieties - David Page
  • Climate change effects on processing tomato in southern Italy: a simulation study - Domenico Ronga
  • Development of a methodology to characterize the nitrogen nutritional status of open field processing tomato by means of fast indicators )- Carlos Campillo
  • Exploiting salt stress tolerance in Solanum pennelli introgression lines - Giulia Ferrari
  • Water: the key factor limiting yields of Australian drip irrigated processing tomatoes- Samuel North
  • Effect of organic fertilization on yield and quality of processing tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) in Greece: a review - P Bilalis
  • Effects of water scarcity-driven irrigation practices on disease management in California processing tomato- Justine Beaulieu 
4:00 pm UTC: Poster session 2 & Discussion 
(Moderators: Lajos Helyes & David Page)
  • Evaluation of soil amendments to replace the use of raw poultry manure in processing tomatoes - Patrick Smith 
  • The effect of deficit irrigation in processing tomato for the important industrial parameters -Zoltan Pek 
  • Effect of organic and non-organic nutrient supply on yield, soluble solids content and brix yield of processing tomatoes on sandy soil - Sandor Takacs  
  • Effect of growth promoting rhizobacteria (gprs) in the mitigation of water deficiency of tomato plants - Lajos Helyes   
  • Evaluation of different indicators of nitrogen plant status for the guidance of plant nitrogen fertilisation in a processing tomato seedling - Carlos Campillo   
  • Evaluation of spectral signatures for the identification of fertilisation status in processing tomato crop - Juan Ignacio Macua   
  • Effects of regulated deficit irrigation on total soluble solids evolution on processing tomato -Carlos Campillo
  • Operational GroupVALORARES: Influence of agroindustry waste compost and compost tea on processing tomato crop - José Luis Llerena   
  • Effect of controlled deficit irrigation on yield and fruit quality in processing tomatoes HM 7883, in San Juan Argentina - Alfredo Olguín Pringles 
Wednesday 30 March
2:00 pm UTC: Session 3 - Crop Management & Breeding
(Moderators: Patrick Smith & Carlos Campillo) 
  • Reducing plant density by the use of rootstocks in processing tomatoes - Cosme Argerich
  • Evaluation of rootstocks and planting density for processing tomato production in California's Central Valley - Brenna Aegerter
  • Agronomic and morphological traits affecting tomato yield in organic farming system: A preliminary study - Domenico Ronga
  • Breeding tomatoes suitable for processing with triple disease resistance to tomato leaf curl disease, bacterial wilt & early blight - Avverahally Sadashiva
  • Development of new agroindustrial strategies for improving tomatoes for industry - Carlos Campillo
  • Development of high lycopene tomato varieties for industrial processing - Ergun Doganguzel
  • Mechanized pruning as a recovery strategy for industrial tomato plants damaged by hail at different times of the vegetative cycle - German Babelis
  • Increase yield in tomato seed production by optimization of pollen supply chain and breeding for temperature resistant species - Pamela Klein
  • Progress towards processing tomato production and promotion in India - Bindumadhava Hanumantha
4:00 pm UTC: Poster session 3 & Discussion 
(Moderators: Patrick Smith & Carlos Campillo) 
  • Effects of grafting on processing tomato cultivated in organic farming system - Domenico Ronga 
  • Genotypic variation affecting the main processing features of tomato cultivars - Marton Egei   
  • The scientific production in tomato processing - José Luis Llerena
  • SmarTom Operational Group: Integrated crops monitoring systems based on remote sense and hiperespectral images - Luis Manuel Munoz-Reja
  • Tomato doubled haploid plant production? Yes we can - Wessel Holtman
  • An industry wide approach to lifting productivity in the Australian Processing Tomato Industry: 2019 to 2021 - Matthew Stewart
  • Evaluation of the effect of mulching, density and date of planting on quality aspects - quantitatives in tomato (solanum lycopersicum l.) for industry in Yuto (Jujuy, Argentina) - Omar Alejandro Melis 
Thursday 31 March
2:00 pm UTC: Session 4 - Processing, Technology & Health
(Moderators: Virginia Fernandez Ruiz & Luca Sandei) 
  • Introduction of an innovative integrated system for the distinctive valorisation of premium quality Italian northern district processing tomato - Luca Sandei
  • Millennial consumers' acceptance and attitude related to salmorejo innovation - Virginia Fernandez Ruiz
  • International requirements for demonstrating the beneficial effects of tomato products on atherosclerosis prevention - Montana Camara
  • Evaluation of lycopene content in industrial tomato derivatives for the development of products with particular nutraceutical and health-functional properties - Laura Dominguez Diaz
  • Tropical emergent oils used in canned tomato grew in Colombian Plateau conditions - Maria Soledad Hernandez
3:30 pm UTC: Poster session 4 & Discussion  
(Moderators: Virginia Fernandez Ruiz & Luca Sandei) 
  • Elaboration of eco-hybrided material for rural infrastructures from byproducts of the tomato processing industry -Rubén Sánchez
  • Biomethanation of tomato by-products at industrial scale: feasibility study -Rubén Sánchez
  • Characterization and trends on Active and optimum days for processing tomato in the European Union - Elena Ordiales 
  • Description of the concentrated tomato microflora before heat treatment -Rubén Sánchez   
  • Non-destructive determination of quality parameters in tomato-based products by near-infrared spectroscopy -M. José Riballo  
  • The potential of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) for the estimation of quality parameters in tomato paste -M. José Riballo   
  • TomPrint Operational Group: cloud computing tool for calculating the carbon footprint of processing tomato - Antonio Sanchez
  • Differentiation of industrial tomato cultivars based on fresh fruits and processing products physical-chemical characteristics - Claudio Galmarini
Friday 1 April
2:00 pm UTC: Session 5 – Roundtable discussion: Research and industry working together
(Moderators: Cosme Argerich & Zach Bagley)

3:30 pm: Session 6: Closing discussion 
(Moderators: Cosme Argerich & Luca Sandei)
4:30 pm: Closing ceremony & awards
(Moderators: Cosme Argerich & Luca Sandei)

Full papers for most of the oral and poster presentations will be collated in a special issue of Acta Horticulturae which will be available directly from ISHSin a few months.
You can register to attend all the congress and symposium at where you can also view the full program.
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