International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture

20- 24th April 2015 in Murcia, Spain

The International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), invites all to attend the III International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture, to be held in Murcia (Spain) on 20-24th April 2015.

The 3rd edition of the international Symposium is aimed at bringing together scientists around the world working on areas of organic matter management and compost use in horticulture. The present edition will cover different aspects including nutritional issues (N use efficiency and P recycling) and the implication on global food security, different environmental and health issues associated to the use of compost in agriculture, and also a reflection on novel organic amendments and future needs to ensure its safe use and commercialisation. A specific session will be devoted to the interaction of biochar and organic matter both in soil and during composting, in the framework of the European project FERTIPLUS which is aimed at nutrient recycling via integration of compost and biochar.

The scientific activities planned over the four days symposium include an opening lecture and 7 scientific sessions led by world class keynote speakers, several round tables for discussion, specialised workshops and a technical visit (the last day of the congress) to some of the most modern agricultural facilities in the area.

The symposium will be held in Murcia, a region in South-East Spain with a strong agricultural background. Murcia is one of the world's largest fruit and vegetable producers and exporters, with the European Union as the principal market.


All participants are invited to submit abstracts and indicate their preference for Oral or Poster presentation. Please consider that oral presentations cannot be guaranteed. They will be assigned by the scientific committee based on the total number of submissions received.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically before December 31st 2014 through our online abstract submission link.

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