Conference will include scientific and technical talks on everything from consumption to agronomy

The event includes a range of scientific and technical sessions

The event includes a range of scientific and technical sessions

The III International Symposium on Carrot and Other Apiaceae is fast approaching and York will host this year’s event entitled ‘A Taste of Things to Come’.

The event on 2-5 October includes two days of talks, plus three evenings of festivities. Ticket sales close today (29 September). Go to the event website for more information.

The symposium itself includes both scientific and technical sessions running in parallel, with presentations on the following subjects:

  • Production, marketing and consumption around the world
  • Environment, nutrition and product quality
  • Disease and weeds
  • Seeds and breeding
  • Carrot agronomy

“We are so excited that the UK has the opportunity to host this prestigious even,” said CEO of British Growers, Jack Ward. “We have a great platform to showcase the fantastic research that our universities, research organisations and growers are involved in.”

Professor Rosemary Collier of the University of Warwick, who chairs the event’s scientific committee, added: “We have had an excellent array of papers submitted. The research topics range from new approaches to crop production and crop protection (pests, diseases and weeds), to crop genetics/genomics, and breeding focused on a number of different traits. There will also be consideration of consumer preferences and impacts on their health.”

The organising committee includes the British Growers Association and the University of Warwick, on behalf of the International Society for Horticultural Science.