IV International Symposium on Guava and Other Myrtaceae

The horticulturally important Myrtaceae genera which produce edible fruits are Psidium, Eugenia, Syzygium, Feijoa, Campomanesia, Myricaria, etc. Psidium guajava (common guava) is the most important among all the edible Myrtaceae fruits and is now a commercial crop of nearly 100 countries of the world. The other important fruits in these genera are Feijoa and Syzygium which are commercially grown in some countries. Alternatively, Leptospermum and Kunzea produce commercial important honey’s. The International Society for Horticultural Science is organizing the 4th International Symposium on Guava and Other Myrtaceae at Cairns, Australia from 20-25 November 2016. Previous symposia hosted in India, Mexico and Brazil provideda platform for interaction by academia, researchers, extension and industry specialists who will present their latest results and deliberate on a number of challenges facing Guava and other Myrtaceae crops.


  1. Myrtaceae genetic resources and biodiversity
  2. Myrtaceae plant breeding and varietal improvement
  3. Myrtaceae crop management for productivity
  4. Myrtaceae pests, diseases and nematodes
  5. Myrtaceae postharvest management and processing


Sisir MitraProfessor Sisir Mitra

Professor Sisir Mitra
B-12/48, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal 741235 India
[email protected]


Image of Dr. Andrew EastDr. Andrew East

is a postharvest engineer and senior lecturer at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. One of his research interests is extending the storage life and creating maturity grading systems for feijoa (Acca sellowiana) for the purposes of assisting development of a viable export industry from New Zealand. In this quest he has supervised 2 PhD, 1 Masters and 3 honours student projects on various aspects of postharvest feijoa research, that have led to 8 published papers to date. His other research interests include kiwifruit, ethylene, mathematical modelling, cool chain analysis and packaging design for fresh produce.

International Scientific Committee

  • Dr.Felipe Sanchez Teyer, CICY, Meridia, Mexico. Email: [email protected]
  • Dr.Lisa Keith, USDA-ARS, Hilo, USA. Email: [email protected]
  • Dr.Frederic Normand, CIRAD, Reunion. Email: [email protected]
  • Dr.Danilo Eudarado Rozana, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brasil. Email: [email protected]
  • Dr.Asgar Ali Warsi, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, Malaysia. Email: [email protected]
  • Dr.S.Rajan, Dirctor, Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow, India. Email: [email protected]
  • Dr.Wen-Li Lee, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Email: [email protected]
  • Dr.Sukhvinder Pal (SP) Singh, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Gosford, Australia. Email: [email protected]
  • Dr.Amin Bin Ismail, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Email: [email protected]
  • Dr.H.M.S.Heenkenda, Ministry of Agriculture, Sri Lanka. Email: [email protected]
  • Dr.S.Rupavatharam, ICRISAT, Hydrebad, India. Email: [email protected]


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