Event in York in 2023 is calling for experts to submit abstracts both for posters and oral presentations

The third International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae, which is taking place in York next year, has opened for submission of abstracts.

The event is taking place from 4-7 October 2023, and will involve a series of symposium sessions and seminars at the York Racecourse, alongside a variety of celebratory dinners held around the historic city of York. The symposium is joining forces with the British Carrot Growers Association, who are inviting delegates to visit their annual Field Demonstration Day.

The chair of the scientific committee, Professor Rosemary Collier of the University of Warwick, has invited researchers from across to world to submit their abstracts for presentations at the symposium.

Consisting of plenary and specialised (scientific and technical) sessions, the symposium will address the current issues concerning the production of carrots and other apiaceae for human consumption. Topics covered are likely to include:

- Market and consumer expectations

- Genetics and genomics

- Crop improvement

- Genetic diversity including wild relatives

- Biology and physiology

- Cultural practices: fertilisation, irrigation, weed control

- Quality of products and post-harvest issues (transport, health impact)

- Crop protection: invertebrate and vertebrate pests, plant pathogens, weed control, Integrated Pest, Disease and Weed Management

- Seeds

Participants may offer an oral presentation or a poster presentation, and the scientific committee will inform the author if the communication is accepted. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 January 2023, with abstracts permitted to be modified up until 15 March 2023.

The deadline for submission of papers is 30 April 2023, while the deadline for final modifications is 30 June 2023.