International symposium on tropical and subtropical viticulture from 21st to 24th Jan 2020 in Bagalkot. India
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About Symposium

Dear colleagues.......

International symposium on tropical and subtropical viticulture is organized by University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot will be held during 21st to 24th Jan 2020 in Bagalkot. India under auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). University is happy to invite you to join us and present your work and ideas to promote research and other activities related to grape for widespread consumption of this crop.

This international symposium will be an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers, academics, technicians, and other experts from public and private sectors involved in the field of grapes. The symposium will be comprised of plenary sessions and poster display sessions, offering a high-quality interesting program with renowned keynote speakers, as well as an attractive social program.


Grape is one of the most remunerative farming enterprises.  Grapes are cultivated in an area of 136 thousand ha with a total production 2683 thousand MT and productivity of 21.44 MT/ha. Grapes occupies the premier position in exports with 232.9 thousand tonnes valued at Rs. 2,08,835 lakhs.  There is sizeable increase in acreage and production of grapes in India. India’s high productivity in grape has made it to reach 18th  position in the world as far as production is concerned. India has emerged as one of the major table grape growing countries in the world and gain importance as being grown under tropical conditions particularly in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. India is the only country in the world, where table grapes are available during April-May. There is a phenomenal rise in export of grapes from India up to 15 per cent of the production, exploiting the exclusive market window to European Union in international standard cold chain and major export destinations are Netherland, United Kingdom, Russia, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Raisin making is receiving 25-26 per cent of the total production and 2 per cent is being used for wine making. The grape industry as a whole includes various stakeholders such as grape growers, wineries and allied industries like cold storage, cold chain transport, packaging, manufacturers and suppliers of agrochemicals, drip irrigation systems, trellises fabricators, exporters etc. Although there are no serious challenges for the grape industry, quality production needs to be emphasized combating the biotic and abiotic stresses using knowledge on weather based crop production. Further, management of vine canopy under drought situation, improved canopy management practices for export quality grape production and market intelligence needs to be reoriented to maintain the sustainable production obliging organized marketing opportunities for the produce with a need to focus on improved post harvest technologies for value addition. With an agenda to address the challenges and opportunities in production and supply chain of grape, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot and Karnataka Grape under auspices of ISHS o rganising the international symposium on tropical and subtropical viticulture in Bagalkot during 21st-24th January, 2020.

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