We would like to invite you to attend the fourth International Strawberry Congress and give you a warm welcome. The congress will take place in Antwerp – the ideal host city for an interesting and fascinating congress. We want the fourth edition once more to be a platform for networking and information sharing.
Hans Vanderhallen, Convener
Tom Van Delm, Chair of the Scientific Committee

This year's topics

Breeding and phenotyping

Strawberry physiology

Integrated pest and disease management

Innovative cultivation methods

Robotics and automation

Vertical farming

Sustainable water use

Fertilisation, soil health and growing media

Fruit quality and nutritional properties

Postharvest biology and technology

Sustainable packaging

Big data and AI

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Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations related to the topics of the congress can be submitted online, via our congress website: www.iscbelgium.com. The scientific committee will select oral or poster presentations based on quality and content of the abstract. The acceptance notification will be sent to the authors by 31 March, 2022.

All extended abstracts (oral and posters) will be published in the proceedings. A selection will be made by the Scientific Committee, and these authors will be invited to submit a full manuscript for a thematic issue of eJHS (European Journal of Horticultural Science - https://www.ishs.org/ejhs). This notification of selection will be send by 1 July, 2022, full paper submission deadline is 1 September, 2022.

General information

As the official language is English, only abstracts and papers in English will be accepted and reviewed. 

Please pay a particular attention to scientific quality and written English as the selection for oral or poster presentation will be based on abstracts. Abstracts need to include background and objectives, materials and methods, main results and perspectives. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. 

The presenting author of each accepted abstract must be registered for ISC 2022.

In order for an abstract to be confirmed for oral presentation, the presenting author must be fully registered before 1 July, 2022. For any questions regarding the submission of abstracts or the scientific programme, please contact the scientific committee by email: strawberrycongress@hoogstraten.eu

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Registration fee

The registration fee includes admission to all sessions, a copy of the congress proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches, and social events such as the Mechanisatiedag at the Hoogstraten Proefcentrum (congress dinner and excursion excluded).

Early Bird

Until 01/07/2022


Early Bird

PAY LATER (€425 / ticket)

Until 01/07/2022


Standard registration

Standard registration


Standard Registration

PAY LATER (€595 / ticket)

Standard registration


Student Registration

Proof Requested


Student Registration

PAY LATER (€275 / ticket)

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PAY LATER (€85 / ticket)



Congress Dinner



Congress Dinner

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Local organisation committee

H. Vanderhallen
T. Van Delm
L. Vanoirbeek
L. Bruneel
L. Matthé
A. Schenk
J. Sportel
E. Vanmarcke

Scientific Committee

T. Van Delm (BE) - Chair

D. Bylemans (BE)
S. Dara (US)
B. Denoyes (FR)
A. Dieleman (NL)
B. Farneti (IT)
S. Karhu (FI)
S. Knapp (US)
S. Laurijssen (BE)
P. Melis (BE)
B. Mezzetti (IT)
V. Michel (CH)
B. Mitcham (US)

D. Neri (IT)
B. Nicolai (BE)
K. Olbricht (DE)
S. Osario (ES)
P. Parikka (FI)
N. Peres (US)
A. Sønsteby (NO)
A. Stensvand (NO)
L. Terry (UK)
A. Whitehouse (UK)

21/09 & 22/09
2 days of lecture at the FMCCA


International Mechanisation & Demonstration Strawberry Fair at RCH

Gaston Opdekamp

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early bird (until 01/07)


standard registration


Student registration
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Virtual only registration


fieldtrip (23/09)


congress dinner (22/09)


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Registration fee
The registration fee includes admission to all sessions, a copy of the congress proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches and social events such as the International Mechanisation and Demonstration Strawberry Fair at the Research Centre Hoogstraten (congress dinner and fieldtrips excluded).

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