Scientific Program


The detailed scientific program can be downloaded here:
Program of the 14th IAS


       am      pm      Evening
September 03 Sunday
  • Excursion
 September 04 Monday
  • Registration
  • Opening
  • Plenary lecture by Mikolaj Knaflewski Research in asparagus and its application into practice – a 50-year overview

SESSION I: Breeding and cultivars

  • Keynotes lecture by Ulrike Lohwasser
    Plant Genetic Resources of Asparagus– Maintenance, Taxonomy and Availability
  • Oral presentations
 SESSION II: Genetics

  • Keynote lecture by Jim Leebens-Mack
    The Garden Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.) Genome Sequence Sheds Light on the Origin and Early Evolution of Sex Chromosomes
  • Oral presentations
  • City tour (Potsdam)


September 05 Tuesday SESSION III:  Physiology, agronomy and field research

  • Keynote lecture by David Wolyn
    Adaptation of Asparagus to Overwinter in Cold Climates  
  • Oral presentations

SESSION IV: Pathology and Replant Problems

  • Keynote lecture by Wade H. Elmer
    Asparagus decline and replant problem: A look back and a look forward at strategies for mitigating losses 
  • Oral presentations
  • Conference dinner


September 06 Wednesday SESSION V: Mechanization and post-harvest processing

  • Keynote lecture by Martin Geyer
    Mechanization of white asparagus harvest – overview and perspectives
  • Oral presentations
  • General discussion
  • ISHS best student award
  • ISHS business meeting
  • Closing
  • Start of post tour



Find more information about keynote lectures here: keynotes