This Symposium will serve as an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers, students, technicians, stakeholders, nurserymen, growers, and other interested persons to present their research work, share their ideas and knowledge, and establish a vivid discussion about the recent advances in papaya management, especially under protected cultivation, and the future perspectives of Carica papaya and related species of the family Caricaeae
- Commercialization. Papaya in the world. Future Trends.
- Botany and Uses. Germplasm. Plant Material. Breeding.
- Sex molecular markers. Propagation.
- Orchard design. Orchard density.
- Plant Physiology. Abiotic Stresses. Plant Growth Regulators.
- Cultivation Techniques. Nutrition. Irrigation. Bagging. Thinning and Other Cultivation Techniques. Protected cultivation.
- Harvest and postharvest. Handling. Fruit Processing. Alternative Products. Human Health.
- Crop Protection. Pests, diseases and physiopathies of Carica papaya
- New Research on Papaya and related species.
Dr. Yamanishi received B.S. (Agronomy) degree from Federal University of Paraná, M.Sc.(Horticulture) from Kochi University, PhD (Horticulture) from University of Ehime. Most of his works has been directed to develop read-to-use technologies for the papaya chain such as the implementation of Integrated Papaya Production to raise production standards and the asexual propagation of papaya through cuttings and grafting in the nursery to produce 100% hermaphrodite plants with superior traits.
Dr. Eliemar Campostrini is professor of Plant Physiology/Ecophysiology of Tropical and Subtropical Crops at Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil. He has currently authored or co-authored 101 publications in international refereed journals. Dr. Eliemar and colleagues has worked with Environmental Physiology of Tropical and Subtropical Crops, in special papaya, coffee and grapevine plants.
Professor Yeh is a pioneer for the introduction of plant genetic engineering to solve agricultural problems in Taiwan. His outstanding accomplishments on the study of Papaya ringspot virus, including control by cross protection and transgenic approaches, have been featured in five cover articles of Plant Disease and Phytopathology.
Dr. Julián Cuevas has published more than 80 articles in Scientific Journals (SCR) (h-index 18); the majority of them on the physiology of flowering and management of fruit crops. He has conducted research on olive, table grape, almond, cherimoya, loquat, mango, papaya and avocado. His research focuses on the study of the mechanisms that regulate the transition to flowering, pollen-pistil interaction and artificial pollination in subtropical and Mediterranean fruit.
Dr. M. Gloria Lobo is a researcher at the Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias (ICIA). PhD in Pharmacy at the Complutense University of Madrid, made two postdoctoral stays at the Universities of Wageningen (Holland) and Manoa (Hawaii). Her main research is in Postharvest and Food Technology.