Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science, NARO

NARO International Symposium 2019 - Global fruit research to create innovation in fruit industry


NARO invites experts from both Japan and overseas to share the latest knowledge and discuss the future of fruit tree research. The main topics are smart breeding systems for fruit trees using genomic information, labor-saving and sustainable technologies to meet farmers' needs by introducing advanced technologies,such as AI, and researches to expand fruit consumption and exports.


National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)

Date and time

November 1, 2019 (Fri) 10:00 - 16:00


Tsukuba International Congress Center (Hall 200)
2-20-3,Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0032

Participants scope

Fruit tree researchers and engineers, students, government officials, and fruit tree farmers.


English (Simultaneous interpretation also available)


Lecture 1:
Huanglongbingin Florida: Prospects for Genetic Solutions
Prof. Fred Gmitter, University of Florida
Lecture 2:
Apple breeding programs at INRA Angers for resistant cultivars
Dr. François Laurens, Institutde Recherche enHorticulture et Semences, INRA
Lecture 3:
Genomic selection and GWAS in Fruit Tree Research (tentative)
Associate Prof. HiroyoshiIwata, Tokyo University
Lecture 4:
Citrus breeding 2.0: A novel approach integrating deciphered parentage and genomics‐assisted selection
Dr. TokurouShimizu, NARO, NIFTS
Lecture 5:
Research on postharvest physiology and pathology in Thailand
Associate Prof. Pongphen Jitareerat, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Lecture 6:
Effect of storage temperature on fruit quality
Dr. Hikaru Matsumoto, NARO, NIFTS
Lecture 7:
Tree Fruit Research at the Intersection of Biology and Technology
Prof. Matthew D. Whiting, Washington State University
Lecture 8:
Production system of fruit tree in 'Joint V‐shaped trellis'
Mr. Tatsuya Seki, Kanagawa Prefecture Agricultural Technology Center

Participation fees



200 persons

For inquiry

Satoko KANEMATSU, Head of Planning and Promotion section,
Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science, NARO (NIFTS)
Tel 029-838-6453 Fax 029-838-6440
e-mail: nis19f[@]

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