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Update: XII Orchard Systems 2020/21

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Dear colleagues,

After consultation with the Chairs of the Divisions and Working Groups involved in the organization of the Symposium, the Organizing Committee (OC) has decided that the Symposium will move to a digital virtual format.
The rationale for this decision is that, if in August 2021 we are still under travel restrictions from the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, the event will have to be canceled, as ISHS policy will not allow a second postponement of the event to 2022. Transitioning to a digital format ensures that the Symposium will occur in 2021.

We will modify the registration fee based on the new format.

In addition, in order to not conflict with the ASHS Annual Conference, the ISHS Board of Directors authorized us to move the Symposium in the week from July 26 to July 30, 2021.
Our previous August dates were constrained by physical logistics, but thanks to the digital format we were able to resolve that conflict.

We are now working on rearranging all the timelines for paper and poster submission and presentation registration. All the presentations will be recorded and we will update the website as soon as possible with the new deadlines and information about the requirements of the presentations and how to upload them. In the meantime, we will maintain the paper submission timeline (January 17th, 2021 paper submission deadline, March 1st, 2021 paper modification deadline).
We strongly encourage all the participants to plan the paper writing and prepare the presentation in advance. We must submit to ISHS all the manuscripts already reviewed by April 1
st, 2021.

Abstracts already submitted and approved last year are still valid. If you want to cancel your abstract, please send an email to and we will withdraw your submission.

Please periodically check the website for updates, we will post them as soon as available.

– The organizing committee


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