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Last Update: May 26, 2020

The Symposium was postponed to Sept. 22-26, 2021, due to the expansion of COVID-19.   The Symposium will be held at the same venue next year. Details and rescheduled deadlines of registration and abstract submission will be announced soon at this WEB page.

Important Dates

2018 - late Symposium web page opens
2019 - Jul. Announcement for detailed information
2020 - Feb. 17 Registration opens  >>  temporary closing
2021 - Feb. 1 Registration and Abstract submission reopen

2020 - Jun. 15
2021 - Jun. 30

Deadline of Abstract submission
2021 - Aug. 15 Deadline of Full paper submission for Acta Horticulturae

2020 - Oct. 11-15
2021 - Sep. 22-26

Kaki2020 is held in Nara


Symposium Sessions

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Keynote Lectures

[Breeding and Genetics]
"Contribution of biotechnology to persimmon breeding"
Speaker: Maria L Badenes
(Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Valencia, Spain)

[Crop Management]
"Opportunities for improving crop productivity in persimmons"
Speaker: Tahir Khurshid
(Department of Primary Industries, Agriculture NSW, Australia)

[Biotechnology and Physiology]
"Advance on deastringency mechanism in Chinese PCNA persimmon"
Speaker: Qinglin Zhang
(Key Lab of Horticultural Plant Biology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Shizishan, China)

[Diseases and Pests Management]
"Viruses and viroids detected from persimmons"
Speaker: Takao Ito
(Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science, National Agriculture Research Organization, Japan)

[Postharvest Technology]
"Molecular basis for persimmon fruit postharvest deastringency and softening"
Speaker: Xueren Yin
(Laboratory of Fruit Molecular Physiology and Biology, Zhejiang University, Huajiachi Campus, Hangzhou, China)

[Fruit Utilization]
"Persimmon utilization in South Korea (with a focus on ripe persimmon and deastringency persimmon)"
Speaker: Mun-Gyeong Cho
(Sangju Persimmon Research Institute, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea)


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