Plum and Prune

XIth International Symposium on
Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology
July 17th – 21st , 2016
in Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany
TU-München, ISHS, BayOz


The organizing committee invites you to participate in the XIth International Symposium on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology which will take place in Freising-Weihenstephan from July 17 to 21, 2016, under the auspices of the Plum Working Group of the International Society for Horticultural Science. This conference will offer the opportunity for researchers and fruit growers to present recent data in front of an interested auditory of experts. The extraordinary environment of the conference venue will favor deep discussions about novel problems and innovative solutions around the plum. Subjects will be breeding and genetics in European and Japanese plum, the development of new varieties and interspecific hybrids, sanitary and phytopathological aspects, orchard and canopy management, economics and marketing, bioactive compounds and human health.

Oral presentations and posters are highly welcome.
Do not miss the chance to meet your colleagues and register for the symposium as soon as possible!

Broad focus on European an Japanese plum, sloe, myrobalane and other Prunus species used for fruit production
Explicitly, research and other reports on both European (Prunus domestica L.) and Japanese plum (P. salicina Lindl), interspecific hybrids of the mentioned fruit species with other Prunus species and wild grown Prunus species (e. g. P. spinosa or P. cerasifera) used for food production are very welcome.


Prof. Dr. Dieter Treutter
Prof. Dr. Dieter Treutter
Technische Universität München
Dr. Michael Neumüller
Dr. Michael Neumüller
Bayerisches Obstzentrum

Topics and Program


  • Genetics
  • Breeding
  • Modern Selection tools
  • Plum Pox Virus
  • Pests and Diseases others than Plum Pox
  • Rootstocks
  • Variety evaluation
  • Economics
  • Bioactive compounds
  • European and Japanese Plum: differences and similarities
  • Fruit quality: thinning, mineral nutrition, determination of harvest date
  • Canopy management
  • Post harvest

Preliminary Program

Sunday, July 17
Registration, working group committee meeting
Opening lecture, Oral session
Monday, July 18
Oral and poster sessions
Tuesday, July 19
Wednesday, July 20
Oral and poster sessions
Closing Dinner
Thursday, July 21
Oral session

Abstract and Manuscript Submission

You are invited to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral or poster presentation at the XI International Symposium on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology.
The abstract submission deadline is 15th March 2016! Abstracts must be submitted through the ISHS Online Submission Tool ( Do not email your file to the organizers or it will not be included in the review and scheduling process.
Manuscript Submission: All oral presenters will be required to submit a manuscript for publication in the Acta Horticulturae. If this is not agreed to by the author(s), the work can be presented as a poster. All accepted poster presentations are eligible for publication in Acta Horticulturae, an ISHS journal, if a suitable manuscript is prepared and submitted on time to the Editorial Board. Please read the ISHS authors guide for publication details:

Conference Venue

Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus (KDH)
room: AULA
Domberg 27
85354 Freising

City of Freising

Freising is a beautiful town in the South of Germany, Bavaria with about 45,000 inhabitants. It is located north of Munich at the Isar river close to the Munich International Airport (MUC). Two hills characterize the town: this is the cathedral hill with the bishop’s castle and the Freising cathedral and Weihenstephan hill with two universities and the oldest working brewery of the world. Freising is a cosmopolitan town where people from all over the world feel comfortable. The most famous example might probably be bishop Korbinian who was born in France. He founded the diocese “Munich and Freising”.
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A limited number of rooms with special prices is available at the conference venue (Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus, for early registration before April 1, 2016:

Single room (more than 1 night)
44,00 €
Single room (one night only)
49,00 €
9,00 €
Reservation directly at the Symposium Secretariat before April 1, 2016.

Traveling to Freising

  • By plane
  • By car
  • By train

Symposium fees

for meetings, proceedings, excursions, breaks, lunch

ISHS members320.00 €420.00 €
Non‑ISHS members400.00 €500.00 €
Student Registration300.00 €400.00 €
One Day Registration125.00 €175.00 €
Closing Dinner50.00 €
1) Early registration before April 1, 2016
2) Late registration between April 1 to June 1, 2016

PAYMENT: After registration, the participant will receive an invoice as pdf-file per email. The participant will have to pay via bank transfer to an account indicated at the invoice. The registration is only valid after the full invoiced amount has been payed into the account. Please think of bank transfer costs when transferring money from Non-EU-memberstates.

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