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Last Update: July 19, 2021

Important Dates

2018 - late The symposium web page opens
2019 - Jul. Announcement for detailed information
2021 - Mar. 22 Registration and Abstract submission reopen
2021 - Jun. 30
- July 31

Deadline of Abstract submission
2021 - Aug. 15
- Sep. 20

Deadline of Full paper submission for Acta Horticulturae

2021 - Sep. 20-26

Kaki2020 [virtual symposium] is held online from Nara
   Sep. 20-26  Oral/Poster presentation (available for on-demand viewing)
   Sep. 23-26  Online live sessions (Zoom webinars)
  (Sep. 27-30  Archives can be viewed)

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)

"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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