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Naoussa possesses a rich architectural heritage, offering a rich mesh of activities and services and is being considered as one of the most emblematic and beautiful cities of Greece. Its history is dated back to centuries as the place where Aristotle, the greatest philosopher of antiquity taught the greatness of classical Greek thought and the ideals of Platonic philosophy to the Alexander the Great. Naousssa is also the epicenter of peach fruit production in Greece with a leading position in the canning industry, worldwide.
The event is a joint venture of the Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Agricultural Science and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The Conference will be comprised of plenary and ordinary sessions, workshops and poster display sessions in the following sections:
Section 1: Breeding (germplasm, rootstocks, cultivars)
Section 2: Genetics, genomics and biotechnology
Section 3: Plant physiology and abiotic stress conditions
Section 4: Plant pathology and pest management
Section 5: Nutrition, irrigation
Section 6: Cultivation practices/Mechanizations
Section 7: Postharvest physiology and technology/processing
Section 8: Economy, trade and marketing policies
Exceptionally, delegate fee incorporates three official dinners. A cultural and technical tour has been scheduled for June 3 that will include visits at cooperative peach units, peach canning industries and prototype peach orchards and nurseries. The cultural part of the excursion will include guided tours to the School of Aristotle and in the Tombs of King Philip. The social program of the conference includes an optional 3-day post-symposium tour.