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 main sessions

Postharvest Fruit Quality

Strawberry breeding and physiology

Smart growing and big data

integrated pest and disease management

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Important info & deadlines


Important info & deadlines:

Oral Presentation:

All presenters are notified and asked to submit a revised extended abstract by 15 August 2022.
The presentation it self has to be received by the Congress secretariat by 15 September 2022.

Poster Presentation:

The updated abstract
was requested by 31 May 2022.
We did not receive it from all the presenters. Could you please send this by 15 August 2022?

The digital poster is to be received by 31 August 2022. On Wednesday 21 September (first day of the congress) can the poster be mounted.

Please find hereunder the template to be used for each abstract. Please use only this document as template.

These abstracts will be used to prepare the proceedings and will be available on our website for the ‘virtual only’ registered participants, so please do your best to respect the deadline: 31 May, 2022! The extended abstract should be maximum 3 pages in length, including a brief introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and references. A table and/or figure can be included in the extended abstract.

Presenters are required to register for the congress.
In order to participate you are required to enrol at https://www.iscbelgium.com/programme and pay the registration fees.

Poster Guidelines:

·        Recommended poster dimension: A0 size 118,9 cm (height) x 84,1 cm (width). We also recommend one complete sheet, rather than small multiple sheets.
·        Manuscript titles, author names and affiliations should appear on the top of the posters.
·        Authors are encouraged to include their photographs, to assist in authors identification.

All posters are to be removed by the end of congress day 2 (Thursday 22ndSeptember 2022).
Posterboards will be numbered consecutively and according to session number.
The poster identification number can be found in the proceedings and in the list provided on the congress website.

The poster presenter should mount their posters on the corresponding poster board. On arrival, please go directly to the registration desk. You will be provided with the location of your poster board and buddies to attach your poster. Please do not use any other method of attaching your poster.

Papers 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 August 22nd, 2022, full paper submission deadline is September 15th, 2022.

For any questions regarding the submission of abstracts or the scientific programme, please contact the scientific committee by email: strawberrycongress@hoogstraten.eu

Local organisation committee

H. Vanderhallen
T. Van Delm
L. Vanoirbeek
J. Engelen
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)

Submit your abstract
(only poster submits are still possible as from now)

Please remember to fill in all the fields and leave none blank. If the abstract has multiple authors, you can add them at the bottom of the form up to a maximum of 10.
Submit now

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


International Mechanisation & Demonstration Strawberry Fair at RCH

Gaston Opdekamp

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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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