ISHS_logo_1The International Symposium on Seed, Transplant and Stand Establishment (ISHS) is an independent organization that aims to promote and encourage research and education in the horticultural sciences. The organization has over 7500 individual members and other institutional members around the world. ISHS is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and it has a structured form of government that is composed of a Board of Directors, the ISHS Council, an Executive Committee, and various working groups. The ISHS Council meets every two years and is composed of delegates from different member nations. They talk about pressing issues in the field of horticulture and discuss ways to address current problems and prevent future ones.

Chronica Horticulturae

chronica_horticulturae_48_2008In order to communicate with their members, the ISHS publishes the Chronica Horticulturae. This is a quarterly publication that includes the latest news and research in the world of horticulture. For example, one of the research papers in the latest edition is titled “The Arziki Onion Store: New, Effective and Affordable Onion Storage for Small Producers”. As you can see, this is very valuable information for every horticulturalist, and the publication allows them to stay current on their specific field of horticulture along with major movements that are taking place.

Because horticulture is a big part of every human’s life, ISHS devotes itself to educating the masses about the importance of policies that are beneficial to the production of crops and other plants. In this way, people learn about the importance of plants and are more environmentally conscious when making political and economic decisions.

History ISHS

The ISHS has a rich history, with the first meeting tracing its roots back to 1864. During these times, horticultural leaders all over the world came to realize that communication was extremely important in helping to meet regional and global goals. In 1923, the ISHS was officially established, and since then, the organization has helped shape policies that greatly protect and contribute to the horticultural sciences. The ISHS will continue to deal with problems such as food shortages and desertification head-on as we move further into the 21st century.

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