Dear delegates of the ICC 2016,
We would like to remind you to submit full papers for publication in the Proceedings of the International Citrus Congress prepared according to the guidelines of the Citrus Research & Technology (ISSN 2236-3122)
The 13th International Citrus Congress was closed this afternoon full of acknowledgments and emotion. Awards and plaques were granted to researchers, collaborators and organizers of this congress.
The International Citrus Congress comes to an end after a week of important discussions about sustainability, the main theme of the congress.
There were 18 plenary sessions that discussed various issues affecting the citrus community in the world.
The colorful orange, green, yellow and red in the stands and creativity of the exhibitors at the International Citrus Congress has drawn the attention of the participants.
Right at the entrance of the room, the visitor can see a giant orange box representing Brazil as the world's largest orange producer. More than 300 kilos of fruit were required to assemble the super scenic box.
This Thursday morning started with lectures about genetic improvement and a special symposium about irrigation in citrus farms.
Dr. Fred Gmitter, from the University of California, spoke about genomics. For him, this is the future of citriculture, and compared its importance to the use of broadband for communications and the the highways for transportation. In an hour lecture, Dr. Gmitter showed the evolution of genomic tools in the last three decades and the use of genetic sequencing to create new and improved types of sweet oranges.
On the third day of the Congress 400 participants spent the day sightseeing, visiting Itaipu Binational Complex and Iguaçu Falls.
Dr. Gene Albrigo, from the University of Florida, talked during the RIAC/IACNET meeting and symposium about climate effect on citrus. During the talk, Dr. Albrigo showed extensive data about the effect in terms of fall of production in traditional citrus areas, including Brazil.
This morning, the delegates were attending speeches, plenary sessions, discussing up-to-date subjects such as disease control, pre and post harvest technology and combating to greening or HBL.
On behalf of the International Society of Citriculture and the Executive Organizing Committee of the XIII International Citrus Congress (ICC 2016), is our pleasure to welcome you at the Mabu Thermas & Resort in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, from 18 to 23 September 2016.
Through membership in the ISC you gain an unequaled opportunity to interact with colleagues who have broad interests in several areas of expertise.