THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PLUM AND SWEET CHERRY, organised by the Postharvest Group at Miguel Hernández University (UMH) is one of the activities of the International Trade Show for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry (FRUIT ATTRACTION 2012). Fruit Attraction is co-organised by FEPEX (Spanish Federation of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Live Plants) and IFEMA (Trade Fair Institution of Madrid) and constitutes a new concept of trade fair, designed according to the needs of the fruit and vegetable sector. The scientific communications and round table discussions will form part of the Scientific Workshops of the Trade Show.


Pre-Registration: June 30, 2012 (Extended to 10 October)

Submission of Abstracts: July 30, 2012 (Extended to 10 October)

Full Registration: September 15, 2012 (Extended to 10 October)

Submission of Full Papers: September 30, 2012 (Extended to 10 October)

Deadline of payment: September 30, 2012 (Extended to 20 October)


The Symposium will be divided in the following sessions:

Session 1 Management of Genetic Resources: Biodiversity, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Session 2 From Cultivation to Harvest: Cultural Practices, Nutrient Management, Irrigation, Flowering, Crop Protection, Physiological Disorders, Ripening and Harvest.
Session 3 Health Related Issues
Session 4 Postharvest Management, Processing and Added-Value.
Session 5 Economics, Trade and Marketing.

20 September 2012