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Program of the 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

29/01/2020 - Sophie Colvine - 2020 WPTC congress
The provisional program of the 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato which will take place in parallel with the 14th World Processing Tomato Congress in San Juan (Argentina) on 15-19 March 2020 is as follows: 
SUNDAY, March 15th, 2020      
7:00 PM : Joint with congress- Opening ceremony and welcome reception
MONDAY, March 16th, 2020                           
08:00 to 9:00: Registration       
09:00 to 10:30: Session 1 - Crop management (Moderator: Brenna Aegerter)
  • Adjusting weed control tactics to soil and weather conditions, cultural management and weed biology in tomato - Darren Robinson (Invited spaker)
  • Agronomic and morphological traits affecting tomato yield in organic farming system: A preliminary study - Dominico Ronga
  • The branched broomrape (Phelipanche ramosa) control project in processing tomato in Chile - Yaakov Goldwasser
10:30 AM: Coffee break                        
11:00 to 12:30: Session 2 - Crop management (Moderator: Carlos Campillo)
  • Breeding tomatoes suitable for processing with triple disease resistance to tomato leaf curl disease, bacterial wilt & early blight - Avverahally Sadashiva
  • Towards improved transplant quality-Hazard assessment of critical control points for fungal and bacterial pathogens in California tomato transplant nurseries - Johanna Del Castillo
  • Assessing impacts and resistance-based management options for stem rot and premature vine decline caused by Fusarium falciforme (Fusarium solani species complex 3 + 4)- a new syndrome with significant impacts on the California processing tomato industry - Cassandra Swett
  • Biology and management of Sw5 resistance-breaking tomato spotted wilt virus strain in Central California - Thomas Turini
12:30 PM : Lunch break
2:30 to 4:00 : Session 3 - Processing & Technology (Moderator: Virginia Fernandez Ruiz)
  • Valorisation of tomato wastes and its by-products using UV-C radiation - Sonia Sgroppo
  • Introduction of an innovative integrated system for the distinctive valorisation of premium quality Italian northern district processing tomato - Luca Sandei
  • Tropical emergent oils used in canned tomato grew in Colombian Plateau conditions - Maria Soledad Hernandez                                   
4:00 PM : Coffee break             

4:00 to 5:30 : Session 4 - Tomato & Health (Moderator: Luca Sandei)
  • Millennial consumers' acceptance and attitude related to salmorejo innovation - Virginia Fernandez Ruiz
  • EFSA requirements for demonstrating the beneficial effects of tomato products on platelet aggregation 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
5:30 to 8:00 : Poster session & cocktail                                    

TUESDAY, March 17th, 2020                            
09:00 to 10:30 : Session 5 - Crop Management (Moderator: Carlos Campillo)
  • 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
10:30 AM : Coffee break
11:00 to 12:30 : Session 6 - Crop Management (Moderator: Cosme Argerich)
  • Development of new agroindustrial strategies for improving tomatoes for industry - Carlos Campillo
  • Development of high lycopene tomato varieties for industrial processing - Elif Ercioglu
  • 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
  • Climate change effects on processing tomato in southern Italy: a simulation study - Dominico Ronga
12:30 PM : Lunch break            
2:30 to 4:30 : Joint with congress- Consumption Revival by Health Promotion (Chair: Gwen Young) 
  • 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
  • Advances in research on the health benefits of tomatoes – benefits of nutrigenomics - Jean-François Landrier
  • Development of foods with function claims based on the health benefits of tomato-derived nutrients - Kazutaka Yoshida                              
4:30 PM : Coffee break              

5:00 PM : Joint with congress- Motivational speaker                
8:30 PM : Gala dinner   
WEDNESDAY, March 18th, 2020                                  
10:00 to 11:30 : Session 7 - Crop Management (Moderator: Patrick Smith)
  • 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
  • Mechanized pruning as a recovery strategy for industrial tomato plants damaged by hail at different times of the vegetative cycle - German Babelis
  • Assessment of the plant protection properties provided by bio-active magnesium hydroxide - Robert van Merkestein
11:30 AM : Coffee break           
12:30 PM : Joint with congress- Closing Ceremony                   
1:30 PM : Lunch
List of posters presented during the poster session:  
  • Tomato doubled haploid plant production? Yes we can - Wessel Holtman
  • Genotypic variation affecting the main processing features of tomato cultivars - Marton Egei
  • Effects of grafting on processing tomato cultivated in organic farming system - Dominico Ronga
  • SmarTom operational group: Integrated crops monitoring systems based on remote sense and hiperespectral images - José Luis Llerena
  • Evaluation of soil amendments to replace the use of raw poultry manure in processing tomatoes - Patrick Smith
  • Evaluation of spectral signatures for the identification of fertilisation status in processing tomato crop - Juan Ignacio Macua
  • Operational group VALORARES: Influence of agroindustry waste compost and compost tea on processing tomato crop - José Luis Llerena
  • Evaluation of different indicators of nitrogen plant status for the guidance of plant nitrogen fertilisation in a processing tomato seedling - Carlos Campillo
  • Effect of growth promoting rhizobacteria (gprs) in the mitigation of water deficiency of tomato plants - Lajos Helyes
  • Effects of regulated deficit irrigation on total soluble solids evolution on processing tomato - Carlos Campillo
  • 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 controlled deficit irrigation on yield and fruit quality in processing tomatoes HM 7883, in San Juan Argentina - Alfredo Olguín Pringles
  • The effect of deficit irrigation in processing tomato for the important industrial parameters - Zoltan Pek
  • Preemptive development of management strategies for branched broomrape: an emerging threat to california tomato production - O. Adewale Osipitan
  • The scientific production in tomato processing- José Luis Llerena
  • Characterization and trends on active and optimum days for processing tomato in the European Union - José Luis Llerena
  • 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
  • Variability in volatile contents in raw processing tomatoes and tomato purees evaluated by SPME-GCMS - Carla Paes Cardoso Cagliari Martins
  • 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 and water footprint of processing tomato - José Luis Llerena
  • Description of the concentrated tomato microflora before heat treatment - Rubén Sánchez
  • Development of adapted tomato-based products to improve the quality of life of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - M. José Riballo
  • Response of wild tomato accessions to invasive insect pest Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera:Gelechidae) under Indian condition - Pritha Ghosh
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