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1st circular of X ISS


10th International Strawberry Symposium

Yancheng ● China

Yancheng Guest Hotel

Jiangsu Yancheng Economic Development Zone, Tianshan Road No. 1.


10th International Strawberry Symposium

Yancheng ● China

1ST Circular

16th-21st March 2025 Yancheng ● China



The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Organizing Committee of the 10th International Strawberry Symposium (X ISS) warmly invite you to attend the grandest international symposium in the strawberry circle.

The 10th International Strawberry Symposium will be held in Yancheng city of China from March 16th to 21st, 2025. Yancheng is a well-known strawberry growing area and production base in China. The Organizing Committee of the X ISS is formed by Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS) and the People's Government of Yancheng City.

The theme of the symposium is Quality, Germplasm, Brand, Innovation, which highlight mankind's goal for crop products. The symposium, especially its invited lectures and oral presentations, is aimed at providing an effective way to achieve this goal. Our slogan is "Strawberry from coast to plateau", since in China the strawberry growing field cover a wide range of altitudes, from -100 meters to over 3900 meters.

The X ISS will provide an international meeting point for researchers, academics, technicians, students, sales representatives and other professionals from the sector, thus widening professional contact and creating new opportunities, including establishing new collaboration. Besides invited lectures, oral presentations in different sessions and technical visits, the X ISS will also hold exhibitions on strawberry production and research, including an exhibition of strawberry production equipment and technology from major domestic and international strawberry producers. You can also enjoy social activities of different varieties.

Again, the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Organizing Committee of the 10th International Strawberry Symposium (X ISS) have the honor and privilege of inviting you to attend this most important event in the strawberry circle on the strawberry research and production.


Dr. Jian Sun

Convener of the 10th International Strawberry Symposium

Director and Associate Professor of Strawberry Research Section, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences

Address: Room 303, Xiangshanruiwangfen Jia 12 hao, Haidian, Beijing 100093, P. R. China

E-mail: sjroad@126.com

Tel: + 86 10-82598882


Dr. Yuntao Zhang

Convener of the 7th and 10th International Strawberry Symposium

Professor of Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences

Chair of ISHS Working Group on Strawberry Culture and Management

Address: Room 303, Xiangshanruiwangfen Jia 12 hao, Haidian, Beijing 100093, P. R. China

E-mail: zhytao1963@126.com

Tel: + 86 10 82598882



People from:


District Chief of Government of Yandu District, Yancheng City


2、Executive deputy Chairman

SUN Haoyuan Deputy director of institute of pomology and forestry sciences, BAAFS
SUN Gaoming Deputy District Chief of Government of Yandu District, Yancheng City


3. Vice-Chairman

SUN Jian Director of Strawberry Research Section, BAAFS


4. Member

SONG Yang Yancheng City
LIU Zhigui Yancheng City
XU Weiguo Yancheng City
CUI Jianpeng Yancheng City
LI Jie Yancheng City
LIU Hongbin Yancheng City
SHA Zhongqi Yancheng City
WANG Yujun Yancheng City
WANG Xiaohua Yancheng City
LI Gang Yancheng City
CANG Jian Yancheng City
WU Xingyang Yancheng City
XIE Zhaobiao Yancheng City
GU Yunqing Yancheng City
LI Xiaodong BAAFS


5. Contact

SUN Chuanwen Yancheng City

Address: Yandu District People's Government of Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province


Dr. Yuntao Zhang Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Vice Chairman
Dr. Bruno Mezzetti Università Politecnica delle Marche
Dr. Jiajun Lei Shenyang Agricultural University
Prof. Mizhen Zhao Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Jian Sun Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Aaron Liston USA
Anita Sønsteby Norway 
Bingbing Li China
Boris Duralija Croatia 
Chunying Kang China
Dina Shokaeva Russia 
Giancarlo Roccuzzo Italy 
Giuseppina Caracciolo Italy 
Guihua Jiang China
Guixia Wang China
He Li China
Houcheng Zhou China
Iraida Amaya Spain 
Jiayue Feng China
Jing Dong China
Jing Wang China
Johan Stenberg Sweden 
Johanna Bac-Molenaar Nertherland 
Jose Federico Sanchez Sevilla  Spain 
Junke Zhang China
Klaus Olbricht Germany 
Kota Hidaka Japan 
Li Xue China
Luca Mazzoni Italy
Maria da Graca Palha Portugal 
Marie Thérèse Charles Canada 
Marina Gambardella Chile 
Mohamed Ragab Egypt
Nahla Bassil  USA
Natalia Peres USA 
Neringa Rasiukeviciute Lithuania 
Omar Franco Mora Mexico 
Paul Gauthier Australia 
Qin Qiao China
Sachiko Isobe Japan 
Silvia Sabbadini Italy 
Stanley Freeman Israel 
Steven J. Knapp USA 
Surendra Dara USA 
Tatsuya Mochizuki Japan 
Timo Hytönen Finland 
Tom Van Delm Belgium 
Vance Whitaker USA 
Veronica Obregon Argentina 
Victoria Rossmary Santacruz Oviedo Paraguay 
Weijian Cai China
Xiangming Xu   UK 
Xin Zhao   USA
Yasunaga Iwasaki Japan 
Yongchao Han China
Young Rog Yeoung Korean 
Yuji Noguchi Japan 
Yushan Qiao China
Zhihong Zhang China
Zhongchi Liu USA
Dr. Linlin Chang Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Dr. Shuangtao Li Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences


The Scientific Program is a key point connecting academics and professionals of the strawberry sector.

During the 10th International Strawberry Symposium, Official Opening and Closing Ceremonies, conferences of invited lectures and oral presentations as well as technical visits will take place, focused on different strawberry aspects.

The scientific program will have the following general schedule:

March 16th Attendee registration
March 17th Opening Ceremony and Lectures
March 18th Lectures and Field visiting
March 19th Lectures
March 20th Lectures, Closing Ceremony and ISHS business meeting
March 21st Return or Proposed Post- tour (details will be announced later on website)


The scientific program will consist of invited lectures, oral presentations and posters. The Symposium will cover all aspects of strawberry science and management. All the participants interested in presenting either an oral paper or a poster are invited to submit an abstract on the subjects below:

1. Situation of the Sector

2. Genetics and Breeding

3. Wild Germplasm Conservation and Utilization

4. Biotechnology

5. Physiology

6. Production Techniques

7. Plant Nurseries

8. Everbearing production

9. Crop Protection

10. Soil Disinfestation

11. Organic Production

12. Soilless and Cubic Culture

13. Post harvesting

14. Processing

15. Nutrition

16. Industry

17. Quality

18. Others

All abstracts and manuscripts must be submitted through the following ROSA (Responsive Online System for Acta Horticulturae submission and review)

ISHS online submission procedures

Acta Horticulturae guidelines: https://www.ishs.org/authors

● Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.

● Abstracts must not exceed 300 words.

● Abstracts must not contain tables, pictures or graphs.

● All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.

● Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar.

● An abstract submission charge is due upon submission of an abstract and applies to the presenting author only. For ISHS Individual members, the abstract submission charge is fully waived.
Those who do not hold a user account with ISHS yet: create an ISHS user account first at International Society for Horticultural Science. After payment and activation of your user account, you can start your abstract submission.

● Abstracts must always be submitted by the presenting author, using their own personal ISHS user account. Submitting an abstract on behalf of or using the ISHS user account of another author is strictly not permitted.

● Abstracts must be submitted by June 1st, 2024, for consideration by the Scientific Committee. Authors will be notified of provisional acceptance of abstracts by Sep. 1st, 2024.and will also be notified if the abstract has been selected for an oral or poster presentation.

● All oral presenters, including invited and keynote speakers, must submit a manuscript for Acta Horticulturae according to the Acta Horticulturae guidelines (https://www.ishs.org/authors) by March 1ST, 2025. Oral presenters who fail to submit a manuscript for publication in Acta Horticulturae may be refused the floor to present their oral presentation. Authors of posters are strongly encouraged to prepare and submit a manuscript for Acta Horticulturae.

● Presenting authors of abstracts accepted for presentation (both oral/poster) must register for the symposium by Oct 1ST, 2024. Failing to register for the symposium will result in your abstract being withdrawn from the symposium program and your manuscript being withdrawn from the Acta Horticulturae symposium proceedings.

● Failing to present (oral/poster) at the symposium will result in your manuscript being withdrawn from the Acta Horticulturae symposium proceedings.

If you have any questions or concerns about the abstract submission, please contact the Symposium Secretariat.


Two Young Mind Awards for junior scientists will be given:

1. One award for the best oral presentation given by a junior scientist who is in the same time the presenter and first author of the submitted manuscript

2. One award for the best poster presented by a junior scientist who is first author of the work

A special committee, set up by the symposium convener and an ISHS representative, will be responsible for selecting the awardees. Junior scientists to be eligible for this award must be the lead and presenting author of the submission and should be enrolled in a university, college or research institute. He/she can be undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate (limited to 6 months after finishing the program of study), and with an age limit of 35.(https://www.ishs.org/young-minds-award


Abstract submission: Jun 1st, 2024

Notification of acceptance: Sep. 1st, 2024

Full paper submission: March 1st, 2025


The official language of the Symposium is English. However, simultaneous interpretation between English and Chinese will be available at the Opening and Closing ceremonies. All the other sessions are in English.


Registration fee Early Bird
(Before Oct 1ST, 2024)
ISHS member 400 USD 500 USD
Non-ISHS member 500 USD 600 USD
Student 280 USD 350 USD



Registration can be made online on the Symposium website. Group registrations made on behalf and paid by one organization will get reduced fees:

- 10 to 30 registrations: 10% discount

- 31 and more: 20% discount

The Registration fees include indirect taxes

Registration fees include

- Documentation

- Acta Horticulturae (online access to the electronic version)

- Coffees and working lunches

- Technical Visits in Yancheng city

- Gala Dinner

- Transportation between the Yancheng Nanyang International Airport/ Yancheng High speed Railway Station and the Symposium venue

- Welcoming Dinner

Student fees include.

- Documentation

- Coffees and working lunches

- Technical Visits in Yancheng city

- Transportation between the Yancheng Nanyang International Airport/ Yancheng High speed Railway Station and the Symposium venue

*A copy of the valid student identification from the University or the Research Center must be submitted


Bank Transfer Details:

BENEFICIARY: Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0200007609014446206

OBENEFICIARY BANKERS NAME: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Beijing Municipal Branch, Beijing, P.R.China.


ADDRESS: Block A, Nongke Building, No.11 Shuguang Huayuan Zhonglu, Beijing, P.R.China.100097

PHONE No.: +0086-10-82598882



Cancellations before Nov. 1ST, 2024: 50% penalty fare over the total fee.

Cancellations after Nov. 1ST, 2024: 100% penalty fares over the total fee.


Free transportation services will be offered from Yencheng Nanyang Airport to the Symposium venue on March 16TH, 2025 and from the Symposium venue to Yancheng Nanyang International Airport/ Yancheng High speed Railway Station on March 21ST, 2025, the attendees should indicate their intended arrival and departure time during registration so that transfer services can be better arranged.


1. Welcoming dinner hosted by the People's Government of Yancheng City

2. Gala Dinner


The accommodation is arranged at the Symposium venue(Yancheng Guest Hotel)

Yancheng city, the Oriental pearl, located on the shore of the Yellow Sea is so beautiful and full of charm. A garden, reflects the graceful and lingering Jiangnan. A hotel opens up classical poetry and romance. Yancheng Guest Hotel is an important government affairs center and reception place for dignitaries in Yancheng. The interior is comfortable and luxurious, and the outside of window is beautiful , so that the guests can throw away the trifles and enjoy the leisurely and peace in the bustling city. It is an ideal place for Chinese and foreign guests to travel and vacation, business negotiations, leisure and entertainment.

According to the five-star standard, Yancheng Guest Hotel was designed by Shanghai Tongji University, including guest rooms (main building), lobby catering building, conference building, and building 1. The unique 26-meter-high lobby was built, covering an area of 230 acres. The integration of multiple economic forms, strong and lively colors, bold and atmospheric layout, close to natural give every guest comfort and exclusive experience.


Yancheng Guest Hotel stands in the commercial center of Yancheng, near the mother river of Yancheng - Tongyu River, located in Jiangsu Yancheng Economic Development Zone, Tianshan Road No. 1. It is about 6 kilometers away from the airport, 3.5 kilometers away from the municipal government administrative office building, and only 1.5 kilometers away from the high-speed rail station and bus station. It has convenient transportation.


Standard double room: 60 Dollars / 428RMB

Standard single room: 50 Dollars / 360RMB

Deluxe Room for two: 80 Dollars / 558RMB

Single Deluxe Room: 70 Dollars / 490RMB


Yancheng is located in the eastern coastal area of China. It has the largest mudflat wetland on the west coast of the Pacific Ocean and the largest plain forest park on the coast of China. Yancheng has a cultural heritage of over 2000 years and is the only city in China named after "salt". Today, Yancheng has four leading industries: automobiles, steel, new energy, and electronic information. The three-dimensional transportation network has added wings to Yancheng's economic development. The rapid development of the economy has brought prosperity to the people here, and the happiness index of people living and working in peace has been increasing year by year. Yancheng has superior water and land resources, and its air quality has been among the top in various cities in China for many years. Good water, land, and air provide farmers here with innate advantages in growing good strawberries.

After more than 20 years of development, the strawberry industry in Yancheng has formed a complete industrial chain. Yancheng's strawberry technology advantages are outstanding, and a number of high-tech achievements such as the agricultural Internet of Things have been put into use. Farmers who plant strawberries are enjoying the fruits of technological progress. Strawberry industry is an epitome and symbolic symbol of "modern agriculture" in Yancheng. Through the organic combination of strawberry industry and rural space, the integration of local farmers increasing income through nearby agricultural production, continuously improving the living environment of farmers, creating agricultural tourism scenes, and natural ecological environment protection has been realized, and a neew road has been explored for the construction of beautiful countryside.

In 2019, the planting area of strawberries in China had reached 126000 hectares, with a yield of over 3.222 million tons, ranking first in the world in terms of planting area and yield. The booming strawberry industry is helping more and more Chinese farmers realize their vision of a better life. There are 25 species of Fragaria, and 14 species have been found to be naturally distributed in China. The Strawberry Branch of the Chinese Horticultural Society has organized experts to visit various parts of China to investigate the wild strawberry resources. Since the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China listed strawberries in the protection list in 2005, 91 varieties from the United States, Italy, Japan, Spain, South Korea and other countries have applied for protection, the United States Driscolls company, California Larsen Canyon Nursery Company and Italy, Japan, Spain and other countries have come to China to open up new development space.

Yancheng, China is looking forward to hosting the 10th World Strawberry Congress. The Yancheng government and people will provide sufficient support to this congress with the greatest enthusiasm, allowing guests from all sides to fully feel the "charm of Yancheng". We share the same dream, and the development of the strawberry industry helps more people realize the vision of a better life. Let's work together to explore the infinite possibilities of the future. Let's work together for a win-win situation and strive to promote the continuous progress of the global strawberry industry. Yancheng, China looks forward to your arrival! One Strawberry, One World!

Video introduction of Yancheng city is provided on the official website (www.iss2025.org.cn), you may view it by click “About Yancheng” on the homepage.


The official X ISS web site is: https://www.iss2025.org.cn. All information on abstract and full paper submission, symposium program, registration, hotel bookings and other related information can be easily found by visiting the Symposium’s official website. All up-to-date information about the Symposium will also be shown here.


For technical program and abstract and paper submission:

Dr. Shuangtao Li, Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences

No.12 A Xiangshan Ruiwangfen, Haidian District, Beiing 100093. China

E-mail: lishuangtao90@163.com

For Symposium registration, hotel reservation, airport transportation

Mr. Chuanwen Sun, Agricultural and Rural Bureau of Yandu District, Yancheng City

Yanlong Street, Yandu District, Yancheng, Jiangsu Province, 224056,China

E-mail: 1586635611@qq.com

Telephone and Fax: (+86) 051588260663

For Symposium sponsorship and exhibition

Mr. Weijian Cai,

E-mail: w.j.cai@hotmail.com

Telephone and Fax: (+86) 18120100300

Organizer: International Society for Horticulture Science, Jiangsu Provincial People's Government, Chinese Society for Horticulture Science

Co-sponsored: Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Yancheng Municipal People’s Government, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Chinese Society for Horticulture Science Strawberry Branch

Co-organizer: Yancheng Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Yandu District People's Government, Jiangsu Strawberry Association

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