International Conference of the Scientific Actualities and Innovations in Horticulture 2020

3rd International Conference on

Scientific Actualities and Innovations in Horticulture 2020


Development and technology

Kaunas, June 15-17, 2020


Institute of Horticulture, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (Babtai, Lithuania) are delighted to invite you to attend the 3rd International Conference on the Scientific Actualities and Innovations in Horticulture 2020.

The International Conference on the Scientific Actualities and Innovations in Horticulture (SAIH2020) will take place from 15th to 17th of June, 2020, in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Towards the establishment of new links and collaborations among participants, the conference Scientific Actualities and Innovations in Horticulture 2020 aims will bring together researchers from diverse fields of study who share a common interest in Horticulture. The SAIH2020 conference will connect leading themes in Horticulture. Researchers will have the opportunity to present scientific results and to meet colleagues, to develop ideas for new experimental projects and to discuss the newest developments, ideas, changes and solutions in Horticultural science.

We hope that the SAIH 2020 will be a good conference to present results of research, exchange ideas and share experience, for establishing further working partnerships and friendships.


  • Plant Genetics, Physiology and Breeding;
  • Plant Protection and Biology of Harmful Organisms;
  • Plant Productivity, New Technologies and Sustainability;
  • Applications in Plant Science

Invited speakers

Prof. Leo Marcelis, Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands. Head of chair group Horticulture and Product Physiology

Area of Expertise: Physiology, growth and product formation of plants and plant organs in order to improve sustainability and quality of crop production in greenhouses and vertical farms. In particular fluxes of assimilates, water and nutrients in the plant, sink/source interactions and partitioning among plant organs in response to abiotic constraints are subject of study.

Preliminary topic: Boosting plant growth and quality under LED Light based on physiological understanding of light responses.

Prof. Mohammad Babadoost, University of Illinois, USA. Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES).

Area of Expertise: Plant Protection – Plant Pathology, plant disease diagnosis, crop loss assessment, development of effective strategies for management of vegetable and fruit crops diseases, especially management of diseases of cucurbits, solanaceous crops, brassicas, basils, and apples.

Preliminary topic: Integrated Disease Management in Vegetable and Fruit Crops in Illinois

Mekjell Meland, NIBIO

Prof. dr. Mekjell Meland, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway. Department of Horticulture. Office location : Ullensvang

Area of expertise: Tree fruit physiology. Crop production of apple, pear sweet cherry and plum. Main focus on pollination and fruit set, mineral nutrition, high tunnels production, genetic resources, fruit quality.

Preliminary topic: Protective production of sweet cherry

Prof. Erik Runkle, Michigan State University, USA. Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Area of Expertise: Lighting applications in greenhouses and indoor vertical farms; Light-emitting diodes; Greenhouse energy conservation; Production of speciality crops in controlled environments.

Preliminary topic: Lighting applications in horticulture