Online Registration
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We strongly advice you to register before  May 15, 2017 for reduced prices. Only online registrations will be accepted.


Online Abstract
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This symposium is organized by ISHS (International Society of Horticultural Science and Ondokuz Mayis University)



Symposium Calendar

New abstract submission end date: May 1, 2017 (Extended)

Earlybird registration : May 15, 2017
Fulltext submission will be opened from June 1 to October 1, 2017
Symposium date: October 9-13, 2017


The International Centre of Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), through its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), will award a limited number of grants that may partially or totally cover registration fees, accommodation and travel expenses for the participation at the Symposium.

Candidates must have an abstract accepted by the Scientific Committee and come from CIHEAM countries (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey). Preference will be given to the young scientists from the Southern and Eastern member countries of CIHEAM.

Applications, including a request letter, a CV and copy of the abstract/s of the contribution/s submitted to the Meeting, should be sent before 15 april 2017 to the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (Spain): iamz@iamz.ciheam.org


Deadline for Abstract Submission is EXTENDED

We are pleased to announce that upon requests from several colleagues, we now have decided to keep our submissions system open until May 1, 2017


Dear Participants,

As you know we planned to hold 6th International Chestnut Symposium on 3-7 October 2016 at Antalya. However, due to unforeseen circumstances we have decided to postpone the 6th International Chestnut Symposium till the 9-13 October 2017 at Samsun, Turkey. We are sorry for this unexpected situation and the inconvenience to your schedules.

The payments that you made for the symposium will be saved or transferred to your accounts at your request. You can send e-mail to kongre@bilkonturizm.com.tr for your requests.
We planned to use the abstracts submitted for 2016. However, new abstracts can be submitted by January 1.
See our web site for more detail.

Thank you for your interest in chestnut and the international symposium. We hope to see you in Samsun in 2017.

Prof. Dr. Umit SERDAR
Chairman of Symposium

Symposium Hotels


Sheraton Grand Samsun Hotel - 5*
Single Room: 95 €
Per person in double room: 55 €

Grand Amisos Hotel - 4*
Single Room: 40 €
Per person in double room: 30 €

Grand Atakum Hotel - 4*
Single Room: 55 €
Per person in double room: 30 €


Symposium Venue - Samsun


Perfect location for a congress!

Samsun is a city with a population over half a million people on the north coast of Turkey. It is the provincial capital of Samsun Province and a major Black Sea port. The growing city has two universities, several hospitals, shopping malls, a lot of light manufacturing industry, sports facilities and an opera.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk began the Turkish War of Independence here in 1919.



6th International Chestnut Symposium

The topics will focus on the fields of chestnut breeding, biotechnology and genetic resources; physiology and ecology; growing technologies; fruit quality, post-harvest and processing; pest and disease management; production economics and management.


Organization Secretary


Address: Cinnah Cad. Gelibolu Sok. No: 3 /11 Kavaklidere-Ankara
0312 466 14 66
Fax: 0312 466 14 68
Email: kongre@bilkonturizm.com.tr