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Scientific Program

International Symposium on Precision Management of Orchards and Vineyards
7 OCTOBER
8,00-8,40
Registration and badge distribution
8,40-9,15
Welcome address from the Conveners
Welcome address from the head of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo – Stefano Colazza
ISHS delegate presentation – Prof. Tiziano Caruso
9,15-9,30 - Introductory note
Precision agriculture in Italy: perspectives and barriers
Michele Pisante, Chair of the Agronomy and Crop Sciences Research and Education Center, University of Teramo
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
SESSION 1 - Irrigation and water relations
9,30-9,45
Intra-Canopy Variability of Microclimate Conditions, Plant Water Relations, and Fruit Quality in Kiwifruit Vines Under Deficit Irrigation and Two Covering Methods - Arturo Calderón-Orellana
9,45-10,00
Using Stomatal Conductance as a Water Stress Indicator in Grapevine: Implementation Into a Decision Support System for Irrigation Management - Gerardo Lopez
10,00-10,15
Sensing Fruit and Tree Performance Under Deficit Irrigation in `September Bright´ Nectarine - Mark O'Connell
10,15-10,30
Combining Remote Sensing and Weather Forecast for Crop Evapotranspiration Estimation Under Different Irrigation Strategies - Juan Miguel Ramírez-Cuesta
10,30-10-45
Controlling Variability in Vineyard with Variable Rate Drip Irrigation - Itamar Nadav
10,45-11,15 Coffee break
11,15-11,30
Diurnal irrigation timing affects fruit growth in late-ripening nectarines - Alessio Scalisi
11,30-11,45
Vineyard Water Stress Evaluation Using a Multispectral Index: a Case Study in Chianti Area - Davide Bianchi
11,45-12,00
Maximum Daily Trunk Shrinkage Sensitivity to Water Use of Pistachio Under Saline Conditions - Giulia Marino
12,00-12,15
Can Maps of Plant Water Status Assess Variability in Wine-Grape Composition and Inform Selective Harvest Decisions? - Luca Brillante
12,15-12,30
Evaluating the Effects of Different Management Practices on Vineyard Evapotranspiration Using Remote Sensing-Based Energy Balance Models - Juan Miguel Ramírez-Cuesta
12,30-12,45
Effects of Soil Physical Properties on Physiological Response in cv Alvarinho for Several Irrigation Treatments - Maria Isabel Valin
Poster display 12,45-13,00
Lunch break 13,00-14,00
POSTERS - 14,00-15,00
SESSION 1 - Irrigation and water relations
1. Water Status Monitoring in Grapevines with Traditional and New Automated Sensors - Costantino Sirca
2. Agro-Hydrological Models and Field Measurements to Assess the Water Status of Citrus Tree Irrigated With Micro-Sprinkler and Subsurface Drip Systems - Loris Franco
3. Crop Water Stress Evaluation from High-Resolution Thermal Imagery: New Methodologies and Case Studies in Vitis Vinifera L. - Silvia Guidoni
4. Evaluation Method of Stomatal Control Characteristics of Wine Grape Cultivars Using Stem Heat Balance Method - Kazuhiro Nishioka
5. Estimating Fruit Ripening and Quality of 'September Bright' Nectarine Under Deficit Irrigation - Alessio Scalisi
6. Mapping of Water Availability After Irrigation Events as a Tool for Precision Irrigation Techniques - Elio Romano
7. Results of an Experiment of Variable Rate Irrigation in a Vineyard and an Orchard - Lucio Brancadoro
8 OCTOBER
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
SESSION 2 - Yield and harvest monitoring
8,15-30
Mapping Bud Fertility in Vineyards for Early Yield Prediction - Cassandra Collins
8,30-8,45
Accurate Estimation of Grapevine Bunch Weight Using Image Analysis: a Case Study with two Portuguese Varieties - Carlos M. Lopes
8,45-9,00
Estimating Fruit Tree Cropload and Thinning Effectiveness Based on Artificial-Intelligence Fruit Detection Models - Kushtrim Bresilla
9,00-9,15
Carbon Consumption of Developing Fruits and Derived Fruit Bearing Capacity of Individual Trees in 'Gala' and 'Pinova' Apple Orchards - Martin Penzel
9,15-9,30
Precision Crop Load Management for Apples - Terence L. Robinson
9,30-9,45
Model Guided-Crop Load Management of Apples - Sherif Sherif
9,45-10,00
Exploring the Opportunity of Selective Harvesting in a Barbera Vineyard from Colli Piacentini - Matteo Gatti
10,00-10,15
A Comparison of Canopy and Soil Proximal Sensing to Implement Selective Harvesting in Viticulture - Daniele Sarri
10,15-10,30
SmartHarvest - Forecasting Grapevine Yield by Means of Digital Technology - Lukas Bertschinger
10,30-11,00 Coffee break
11,00-11,30 - Invited speech
The Role of Zoning and Data Fusion in Precision Horticulture: A review of Current and Needed Capabilities to Assist Decision-Making – James Taylor
SESSION 3 - Mapping and Decision Support Platforms/Systems
11,30-11,45
Use of Spectral Signatures in the Vineyard to Identify Table Grape Varieties - Antonino Pisciotta
11,45-12,00
Application of Organic Photo-Voltaic Films on Fruit Trees: a Proof of Concept for a Self-Sustainable Orchard - Gianmarco Bortolotti
12,00-12,15
Clear as Smoke: Creating a Rapid, In-Field Detection System for Grapevine Smoke Contamination Using NIR Spectroscopy and Machine Learning - Vasiliki Summerson
12,15-12,30
Use of electrical resistivity tomography in agriculture: from high throughput phenotyping to precision management - Luca Brillante
12,30-12,45
Testing Possibility of Mapping Vineyards Covered with Plastic Films by Copernicus Sentinel 1/2 Imagery - Enrico Borgogno
12,45-13,00
Agrimeteo.eu: Web Platform Combining Weather Data, Iot Sensors and Modelling for Precision Management of Crops - Eric Stöcklin
Lunch break 13,00-14,00
Poster display 14,00-14,30
POSTERS – 14,30-15,30
SESSION 2 - Yield and harvest monitoring
1. Grapevine Yield Components Detection Using Image Analysis: a Case Study With the White Variety Encruzado - Carlos M.A. Lopes
2. Precision Methods to Estimate Yield in Orchards: The Case of Turkey – Ayça Akça Uçkun
SESSION 3 - Mapping and Decision Support Platforms/Systems
1. DNA barcoding for Arecaceae and Fabaceae Species Identification of Two Sicilian Plant Collections - Francesco Marra
2. Vineyard Design Supported by GPS Application - Pietro Catania
3. Eufrin Working Group on Decision Support Systems - Dany Bylemans
4. Launch of IoT and Artificial Intelligence to Increase the Competitiveness in Swedish Fruit and Vine Production - Lotta Nordmark
5. Assessment of Leaf Area Index in Orchards and Vineyards at Different Spatial and Temporal Scales - Vincenzo Alagna
9 OCTOBER – 8,00-19,00
TECHNICAL TOUR – leaving from the venue center at 8,30. Visit of vineyard and winery Feudo Arancio (arriving at 9,45): field demonstrations of monitoring devices and mechanical implements for precision management; visit of the winery and wine tasting. Transfer to olive mill (12,30): lunch and tasting of freshly squeezed olive oil at the mill. Transfer to an intensive olive orchard (14,30): field demonstrations of monitoring devices and mechanical implements for precision management. Possible visit (depending on the weather) to the ancient ruins of Selinunte on the way back (16,30-17,30). Return to Palermo (18,30-19,00).
10 OCTOBER
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
8,45-9,15 - Invited speech
Physiologically-Based Precision Orchard Management Facilitates Increased Yields of Premium Quality Fruit - Ken Breen
SESSION 4 - Canopy growth and management
9,15-9,30
Precision Farming - An Integrated Approach in Developing and Managing Guava Orchard - Vimal Chawda
9,30-9,45
A Precision Viticulture Approach Based on Pure Canopy Pixel Extraction from High Resolution Images Acquired by a Multisensor UAV Platform - Alessandro Matese
9,45-10,00
Detecting Biophysical and Geometrical Characteristics of The Canopy of Three Olive Cultivars in a Hedgerow Planting Systems Using an UAV and VIS-NIR Cameras - Giovanni Caruso
10,00-10,15
Designer Rootstocks: the Basis for Precision Management of Apple Orchards - Gennaro Fazio
10,15-10,30
A Drone Perspective on Flowering in Pear Orchards: Flower Intensity Mapping and Identification of the Main Drivers - Yasmin Vanbrabant
10,30-10,45
Canopy Architecture - Optimizing the Interface Between Fruit Physiology, Precision Crop Management, and Mechanical/Robotic Efficiencies - Gregory A. Lang
10,45-11,15 Coffee break
11,15-11,30
Evaluation and Demonstration of Precision Management Practices in Pear Orchards - Joke Vandermaesen
11,30-11,45
VitiCanopy 2.0: the Portable New Tool to Assess Canopy Size and Vineyard Variability Based on Computer Vision - Roberta De Bei
11,45-12,00
Variable Rate Mechanical Pruning. A New Way to Prune Vines - Manuel Botelho
12,00-12,15
An Energy Balance Approach for Precision Physiology-Based Management of Apple Orchards Under Netting - Richard Bastias
SESSION 5 - Disease and pest pressure detection/control
12,15-12,30
Automated Airborne Pest Monitoring - a Novel Technological Approach to Monitor Drosophila Suzukii - Johannes Fahrentrapp
12,30-12,45
What are the factors explaining pesticide sprayings on grapevines? A comparison of 440 plots belonging to three wine valleys of Chile - Carlos Bopp
12,45-13,00
EVA: an ICT Tool to Bring Precision Agriculture to the Fruit Grower - Dany Bylemans
Lunch break 13,00-14,00
Poster display 14,00-14,30
POSTERS 14,30-16,00
SESSION 4 - Canopy growth and management
1. Monitoring System for the Evaluation of Cold Hardiness of Several Grapevine Cultivars Under Climatic Conditions of Eastern Canada - Caroline Provost
2. Effects of Fruit Bagging Density on Photosynthetic Characteristics of ‘Fuji’ Apple Leaves - Jinzheng Wang
3. Examination of Abnormal Early Fruit Drop in Apple Orchards across the Republic of Korea - Seul-Ki Lee
4. Training Systems Evaluation of Vitis vinifera L. cv Alvarinho (Vinhos Verdes DOC Region) to Physiological and Productive Parameters - Maria Isabel Valin
5. Physiological Characteristics of Blueberry 'Biloxi' Cultivated in Pots on Shading and Full Sun Conditions - Gabriel Soares Miranda
6. Growth Characteristics of Columnar Apple tree Genotypes - Radek Vávra
7. Using an Unmanned Platform and VIS-NIR Cameras to Determine Biophysical and Geometrical Parameters of Olive, Grapevine and Citrus Canopies - Giovanni Caruso
8. UAV Based 3D Models of Olive Tree Crown Volumes for Above-Ground Biomass Estimation - Francesco Muratore
9. Development of Heating Cloth for a Frost Protection in Fruit Production - Ludek Lanar
10. Influence of row orientation on the canopy temperature of Sicilian hillside vineyards - Pietro Catania
11. Application Strategy of Mechanical Pruning for Apple Orchard in Korea - Dongyong Lee
12. Rootstock Effect on ‘Chardonel’ and ‘Norton’ Hybrid Grape Yield and Development in Alabama - Elina Coneva
13. Creating a multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle-based platform for sampling, monitoring and measuring the fruiting tree canopy - Colby Borchetta
14. TURF-BOX: an Active-Lighting Multispectral Imaging System with LED Vis-NIR Sources for Monitoring of Vegetated Surfaces - Antonio Motisi
SESSION 5 - Disease and pest pressure detection/control
1. Development of a Kit to Perform Treatments with Innovative Technology, Based on Variable and Optimized Dose According to the Canopy - Paolo Storchi
Gala Dinner - 20,00-23,00
11 OCTOBER
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
SESSION 6 - Fruit Growth, Ripening, Quality and Postharvest
8,15-8,30
Physiological Foundations of Spectral Imaging-Based Monitoring of Apple Fruit Ripening - Alexey Solovchenko
8,30-8,45
Solving the Box Filling Problem for Fresh Produce with Simulation - Andrew East
8,45-9,00
Non-Destructive Deteprmination of Big Bang Nectarine Quality and Harvest Maturity - Giuseppe Sortino
9,00-9,15
A Predictive Model for Malus × pumila Borkh `Honeycrisp´ to Reduce Storage Risk in Eastern New York State, U.S.A - Daniel Donahue
9,15-9,30
Five Years of Site-Specific Harvest in Chianti Classico Vineyards - Paolo Carnevali
9,30-9,45
Grapevine Rootstocks Result in Differences in Fruit and Wine Composition (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Pinot Noir) Detected Through Non-Invasive Fluorescence Sensor Technology - Magali Blank
9,45-10,00
A Proximal Precision Management Approach to Monitor Apple Fruit Growth and Quality - Konni Biegert
10,00-10,15
Cherry Fruit Growth: Monitoring and 'Tweetting' - Davide Neri
10,15-10,45 Coffee break
SESSION 7 - Soil management, fertility, and nutrition
10,45-11,00
Surface-Applied Organic Amendments Modify Soil Biological Activity Down the Soil Profile of an Irrigated Vineyard - Mehdi Sharifi
11,00-11,15
Towards Resilient and Sustainable Grape Production in the Cold Regions of the U.S.A with Renewable Biomass Mulching - Imed Dami
11,15-11,30
Non Invasive Techniques to Investigate the Influence of Rootstock on Leaf and Berry Components of Pinot Blanc (Vitis vinifera L.) Grapevines - Susanne Tittmann
11,30-11,45
Effects of Variable Rate Fertilization Based on a Controlled Release Nitrogen Form in a Vitis vinifera L. cv. Barbera Vineyard - Cecilia Squeri
11,45-12,00
A New Onsite Soil Analytical Probe as an Effective Tool for Applying Nutrients at the Right Time - Tamás Lakatos
12,00-12,15
Can Vine Canopy Nitrogen Status be Assessed Non-Destructively? - Harriet Walker
12,15-12,30
ISHS Young Minds Award – Tiziano Caruso
12,30-12,45
Summary of activities and closing considerations - Conveners
Poster display 12,45-13,00
Lunch break 13,00-14,00
POSTERS 14,00-15,30
SESSION 6 - Fruit Growth, Ripening, Quality and Postharvest
1. Proximal Sensing to Assess Berry Ripening in Mediterranean Viticulture - Luca Mercenaro
2. Investigating the maturity of Actinidia arguta fruits at harvest and their quality characteristics using a non-destructive analysis - Sea Hyun Kim
3. Absorption and reduced scattering coefficients of kiwi fruit - Manuela Zude-Sasse
4. Time Series of the Degradation of Fruit Chlorophyll in 'Jonaprince' Apple - Manuela Zude-Sasse
5. The Effect of Two Growth Bio-Regulators on the Physiological, Phenological and Qualitative Parameters of Peach Tree Production - Alessandra Gallotta
6. Storage Disorders in The Time of Software Based Systems - Daniel Alexandre Neuwald
7. Fruit Growth Mechanisms of Two Mango Cultivars Grown Under Mediterranean Climatic Conditions - Giuseppe Gianguzzi
8. Analysis of the Period When High Temperature Inhibit Coloration in 'Kyoho' Grape Berries Using Multiplex and Anthocyanin Contents - Suhyun Ryu
9. Phloem and Xylem Flow Contributions During Nectarine Fruit Development - Riccardo Lo Bianco
SESSION 7 - Soil management, fertility, and nutrition
1. Effects of Fertigation on Two different Apple Cultivars on Dark Gray Forest and Meadow-Chernozem Soils in Central Russia - Andrei Kuzin
2. Nondestructive Optical Sensors to Optimize Nitrogen Fertilization in Field-Grown Woody Species - Marie-Christine Van Labeke
3. Using Canopy Proximal Sensors for Variable Rate Fertilization in a Trebbiano Romagnolo Vineyard - Gianluca Allegro
4. Analysis of the correlation between soil environmental factors and hardy kiwi characteristics - Jae-Hee Kim
5. A Decision Support System for Optimizing Nitrogen Fertilizer Management on Vineyard - Davide Tarsitano
6. Effect of High Ridge Planting and Mulching on Peach Growth and Fruit Quality - Fengchao Jiang
7. Effect of ditching and mulching on fruit quality attributes and water consumption of `Hakuho´ peach - Fengchao Jiang
15,30-16,30 Business meeting
12 OCTOBER – ALL DAY
Post-congress tour (80-85 euro/person; minimum 25 participants) - Meeting at the venue center around 8,30 - leaving Palermo at 9,00 and arriving to Segesta around 10,00 - visit the ancient temple and amphitheater (guided tour) - leaving at 11,15 - lunch in a winery near Marsala (12,00 - 14,00) - departing toward the medieval town of Erice - guided tour of Erice (15,00 – 16,15) – returning to Palermo (17,30)