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ISTA Workshop on Tree and Shrub Seeds from the Mediterranean Basin: development of test methods to be introduced into the ISTA Rules - cancelled

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ISTA  Workshop on Tree and Shrub Seeds from the Mediterranean Basin: development of test methods to be introduced into the ISTA Rules - cancelled

Date:

19.05.2014 - 21.05.2014


Location:

Madrid, Spain


Kindly note that this workshop needed to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of participants.



Local Organiser
Mrs. Joëlle Schmitt
Semillas Montaraz, S.A.
E-mail: joelle@montaraz.com
Phone: +34 629135 627

Main Lecturers:
Fabio Gorian, ISTA Chair of Forest Tree and Shrub Seed Committee
(Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversità Forestale, Peri, Verona, Italy)
Sergio Pasquini, ISTA Vice-Chair of Forest Tree and Shrub Seed Committee and Member of Moisture Committee and Tetrazolium Committee
(Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversità Forestale, Peri, Verona, Italy)
Colomer Rosa, ISTA Member of Forest Tree and Shrub Seed Committee
(Laboratory manager of Semillas Montaraz, S.A., Torremocha de Jarama, Madrid, Spain)
Pérez Félix
(Technical University of Madrid. EUIT Agrícola, Madrid, Spain)

González Mª Elena
(Technical University of Madrid. EUIT Agrícola, Madrid, Spain)
Herrero Nieves
(Chief of the Forestry Seed Laboratory, National Center of Forest Genetic Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Guadalajara, Spain)
Tormo Jaume
(IMEM Ramon Margalef, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain)

Schmitt Jöelle
(Manager of Semillas Montaraz, S.A. .Torremocha de Jarama, Madrid, Spain)

Other Members of ISTA Committees to be confirmed.

Aim of the workshop
This workshop is aimed at analyzing the current situation of the species of Mediterranean trees and shrubs in the current ISTA Rules and promote the development of protocols to ensure the quality of the seed of these species.
Participants will learn the characteristics and reproduction strategies of Mediterranean species. The management of these species and their current status in the ISTA Rules will be covered.

Target Group
Quality managers; laboratory managers and seed testing analysts; researchers with experience or interested in Mediterranean species reproduction biology.

Workshop content
The theoretical background will be given through lecturers. The workshop language is English. Laboratory practices will be held on quality seed testing with Mediterranean species.
During these practices participants will be actively and practically involved.

Preliminary Programme
  • Current status and representation of Mediterranean tree and shrub species in ISTA Rules
  • Relevance of Mediterranean species in climate change and desertification issues. Need for further study and knowledge of such species
  • Special characteristics  of Mediterranean species in their reproductive biology
  • Specific considerations in seed quality tests for Mediterranean species
  • Experiences in dormancy breaking techniques in Mediterranean species
  • Proposal of species to be included in the future in the ISTA Rules



Workshop location
Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
University School of Agricultural Engineering
Plant Biology Department
Ciudad Universitaria, s/n.
28040 Madrid
Spain

Subway: Line 6. CIUDAD UNIVERSITARIA

Travel information
Madrid Airport Barajas is located 12 km from city center. Terminal 1-2-3 are dedicated to all Airlines companies and Terminal 4 located at 25 km from city center is used for Iberia Airlines and long distance flights mainly. From the Airport you have a shuttle that  takes you from the airport to Atocha Railway Station located in Madrid center for 5 euros. Please click here for more details.

Hotel Information
The hotel is located two subway stations away from the University. The metro ticket are included in the fee and will be provided upon arrival.
On the first day you will be guided to the University by someone from the local organising committee. More information will be provided closer to the date of the workshop.

VP hotel Jardín Metropolitano****
Av. de Reina Victoria, 12
28003 Madrid
Spain
Phone: +34 91 1831810
Fax: +34 91 1831811
E-mail: metropolitano@vphoteles.com
www.vphoteles.com/en

Rooms with breakfast cost €95.00 per night (single) or €105.00 per night (double).

The participants need to make hotel reservations with their own credit cards. When making your hotel reservation, please use the booking reference “ISTA Workshop” to get the special rate. Please book the hotel as soon as possible and latest on May 03, 2014.
Please also check the prices on the online booking website, which may be even cheaper.

Official workshop dinner
An official course dinner is included in the registration fee. 



Registration fees for the workshop
ISTA members (includes ISTA laboratory member staff)                  EUR 475.00
Non-members:                                                                                          EUR 720.00

The participation fee includes all literature and supporting material for the workshop, lunches and coffee breaks, excursion, workshop dinner, transfer between the workshop venue and hotels (except airport transfer).
It does not include accommodation or meals others than those specified.

The number of participants is restricted to a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 23 participants.

Kindly note that this workshop needed to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of participants.


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