The Seventh International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops

19-25 May 2012

Chanthaburi, Thailand


Welcome to the Seventh International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops, organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) in collaboration with King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL). The symposium will be held at Chanthaburi, Thailand, during 21-25 May 2012. A three-day-two-night Pre-symposium Tour to visit commercial orchards in the Northeastern and the Eastern parts of Thailand will be arranged during 19-21 May 2012 at additional cost.


The symposium will provide the opportunity for scientists, professionals and students with different backgrounds to present their latest findings and discuss their current work related with basic and applied aspect of mineral nutrition on quantity and quality of plant commodities, nutritional aspect and food safety of tropical, subtropical, and deciduous fruit crops. We hope the meeting will promote the exchange of ideas and international cooperation and collaboration among researchers and people associated with fruit crops around the world.

   The scientific programs include three days of oral and poster sessions and one-day technical tour.  The official language of the symposium will be English.

The scientific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Nutrient management and cycling in fruit trees

Plant nutrition and climate change

Plant nutrients and fruit quality

Fruit nutrition, bioactive compounds and human health

Foliar nutrition

Interaction and diagnosis of plant nutrient status

Fertilizer application and environmental impacts

Tree fruit physiology and plant growth

Fruit breeding for improved mineral nutrient status


The Symposium will take place at Maneechan Resort, Chanthaburi province, on the eastern coast of Thailand. Chanthaburi is 245 km from Bangkok and is easily reached by car and bus. It has a long intriguing history dating back over a century.  It is the largest commercial production area for exotic tropical fruits such as durian, mangosteen and rambutan.  The province of Chanthaburi is blessed with rich, verdant forests and scenic waterfalls.  Chantahburi is also the center of gemstone trading, especially rubies and sapphires.