International experts will visit the Canary Islands between the 27th and 31st of August to take part in the 28th International Horticulture Congress – Lisboa 2010, which includes a trip to Tenerife to visit banana plantations as well as ornamental plants and tropical fruit trees cultures, according to the information provided by the Agriculture Council of the Canary Islands on a press release.
The 28th edition of the International Horticulture Congress in Lisboa is an event celebrated every four years by the International Society for Horticultural Science and the “Asociación Portuguesa de Horticultura” (Portuguese Horticulture Association).
Among the activities scheduled for this edition, which will be celebrated in Portugal from the 22nd to 27th of August, is the visit to the Teide National Park, the Botanic Garden of Puerto de la Cruz and the gardens of the Abama Golf & Spa Resort in Guía de Isora, all of them located in Tenerife.
The president of the “Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias – ICIA” (Canary institute for agriculture research), Mrs. Milagros Pérez León, said that during their stay in Tenerife, the participants will visit the banana and ornamental plants plantations as well as farms owned by the institute dedicated to the research of tropical fruit trees.
Likewise, there will be a conference about the Australian banana industry conducted by Jeff Daniels, who is a researcher specialized in this fruit culture and chief of the horticulture department within the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation of the Queensland Government, Australia.
The conference live translation will be in charge of Víctor Galán, researcher professor of the department of Tropical Fruits Culture of the ICIA and co-president of the 28th International Horticulture Congress – Lisboa 2010, who will also be the moderator of the debate that will take place after the conference.
The assistants to this congress that will count with 3,000 participants will visit other places of scientific interest such as the ornamental plantation areas in the province of Sevilla and the northeast coast of Cádiz, the Doñana National Park, the grapes plantations in Valle del Duero, and the experimental cherry and pear trees plantations in Zaragoza y Huesca.