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Important Dates

2018 - late Symposium web page opens
2019 - Jul. Announcement for detailed information
2020 - Feb. 17 Registration opens
2020 - Jun. 15 Deadline for Abstracts and early bird registration
2020 - Oct. 11-15 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)

Symposium Timetables

Sunday, 11th October 2020

14:00~17:30     Registration
17:30~19:30     Welcome Reception

Monday, 12th October 2020

09:00~9:30      Opening Ceremony
09:30~10:30    Oral Session 1-1 Current Status of Persimmon Industry
10:30~11:00    Coffee Break
11:00~12:00    Oral Session 1-2 Current Status of Persimmon Industry
12:00~13:30    Lunch
13:30~15:00    Oral Session 2 Breeding and Genetics
15:00~15:30    Coffee Break
15:30~17:00    Oral Session 3 Crop Management

Tuesday, 13th October 2020

09:00~10:30    Oral Session 4 Biotechnology and Physiology
10:30~11:00    Coffee Break
11:00~12:00    Poster Session 1
12:00~13:00    Lunch
13:00~14:30    Oral Session 5 Perspectives from the basic to the field (NARO symposium)
14:30~17:30    Nara Park Walking Tour (guided)

Wednesday, 14th October 2020

09:00~10:30    Oral Session 6 Diseases and Pests Management
10:30~11:00    Coffee Break
11:00~12:00    Poster Session 2
12:00~13:00    Lunch
13:00~14:30    Oral Session 7 Postharvest Technology
14:30~15:00    Coffee Break
15:00~16:30    Oral Session 8 Fruit Utilization
16:30~16:45    Break
16:45~18:00    ISHS Business Meeting
18:30~20:30    Gala Dinner

Thursday, 15th October 2020

08:00~18:00     Technical Tour
   Visiting Spots:
      1) Persimmon Museum
      2) Nara Prefectural Research Center for Fruit Tree and Medicinal plants
      3) Commercial Persimmon Orchards (including facilities for forcing cultivation)
      4) Persimmon Packing House


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