Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

February 6, Berlin

Germany: FRUTIC Symposium focuses on water efficiency

The international FRUTIC Symposium on 6 February 2018 focuses on the efficient use of water across the fresh produce value chain – from cultivation to the point of sale. Featuring approximately 40 scientific presentations, the international symposium offers an ideal platform for sharing information between expert scientists and the fresh produce sector. FRUTIC will be held once again in conjunction with Fruit Logistica.

"Water Efficiency" is the main topic at the 11th international FRUTIC Symposium taking place at CityCube Berlin on 6 February 2018, the day before Fruit Logistica opens.

The conference covers the subject of water: from precise irrigation concepts for better fruit quality, to new sensor technology for monitoring fruit moisture status, water usage in storage, and marketing. Water is a key factor for quality and food safety – especially during post-harvest washing, cleaning, sanitising, refrigeration, and hot water treatment of fruit. Along with new techniques, innovative concepts for reducing moisture formation in packaging will be introduced.

The presentation topics will also focus on new, non-destructive approaches to quality assessment, targeted post-harvest treatment, and storage of fruit, vegetables, and nuts.

Keynote speeches will be given by leading international experts, including Prof. Juan José Alarcon from CEBAS CSIC, Spain, and Prof. Merete Edelenbos from Aarhus University, Denmark.

Researchers will also present their topics on the following days of Fruit Logistica in the Fresh Produce Forum and Future Lab.

FRUTIC not only offers a platform for an in-depth information exchange between science and industry on current trends and new developments. It also focuses on the research needs in the industry.

The FRUTIC Symposium is organised by the Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Germany) and the Universitŕ degli Studi di Foggia (Italy) in cooperation with Fruit Logistica, EurAgEng and the regional VDI/VDE working group.

FRUTIC is a series of international scientific conferences. The first session was held in Israel in 1983. FRUTIC has evolved to become an important platform for the development and application of technologies in fruit, vegetable and nut production. It brings together scientists from around the world and is now reaching industry representatives with its new venue in Berlin.

Registration and further information on the FRUTIC Symposium are available from

Publication date: 12/15/2017



Other news in this sector:

7/20/2018 Cultivate'18: It's picture time!
7/20/2018 HortiDaily Holiday!
7/20/2018 Japan: Five-day training on plant factory operation
7/20/2018 In Berlin without a stand: trend or a one off?
7/19/2018 Angola: Agro-logistic workshop on the Lobito Corridor
7/19/2018 EU: Workshop enabling growers for the digital age
7/19/2018 Cultivate'18: photos are on their way
7/18/2018 Europe: Call for entries Food Heroes Award
7/18/2018 Pink can be your favourite colour at the Cultivate'18
7/18/2018 It's all about lettuce at the GPEC, Tokyo
7/18/2018 US: Fresh produce industry reflects on the impact of Tour de Fresh
7/18/2018 US (IN): Greenhouse workshop to promote sustainable growing practices
7/18/2018 US (PA): Penn State offers high tunnel tours
7/17/2018 Enormous turnout makes for highly successful Organic Produce Summit
7/17/2018 Conviron and ASPB provide Scholars Program
7/17/2018 US (TX): Urban Food Production Conference
7/17/2018 Final hours of Cultivate'18
7/16/2018 US: Industry unites at Cultivate'18
7/13/2018 Getting ready for Cultivate '18
7/13/2018 Australia: WA Horticulture Update to highlight new industry trends