I International Symposium on Protected Cultivation in Tropical and Temperate Climates & X International Symposium on Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates

Protected cultivation involves the use of structures covered in glass, plastic or net to fully or partially control the microclimate around a crop. In tropical, temperate and mild winter climates, protected cultivation can permit horticultural cropping in areas where field production is challenging due to adverse weather, poor soils or limited land availability.  Protected cultivation can offer higher yields, an extended growing season, control of pests and diseases with minimal pesticide use, higher water use efficiency and the potential to recycle water and nutrients.  These climates also provide challenges for protected cultivation such as greenhouse cooling, and the need to develop more sustainable systems when simple and low-cost structures are used.


  1. Energy management and climate control for greenhouse cooling/mild-winter heating
  2. Low tech structures / rain shelters in the tropics – management and innovations
  3. Pest, disease and nutrition management
  4. Hydroponics, aquaculture and other systems integrated with protected cultivation
  5. Adaptation to climate extremes


Gordon RogersDr. Gordon Rogers

Gordon’s focus is on protected cropping, soil health, vegetable agronomy, crop physiology, and the development of sustainable crop production systems. He is passionate about communicating results of research to growers and end-users in a way that helps them implement findings.

Current work includes low cost protected cropping, soil health, climate change, alternative uses for vegetable crop waste, and international aid projects with a focus on vegetable market linkages in Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar and Africa. Read more…

SophieDr. Sophie Parks

is a Research Scientist with the NSW Division of Primary Industries and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer with The University of Newcastle.

Her Australian and international research has focused on certain crops under greenhouse and hydroponic conditions, their fertiliser requirements and nutritional disorders and on developing cultivation techniques for these systems. Read more…

Image of Professor Dr. Yuksel TuzelProfessor Yuksel Tuzel

is full professor at the Department of Horticulture in Ege University, Izmir/Turkey. Her expertise is sustainable vegetable production technologies in protected cultivation.

She has worked in soilless culture systems, irrigation and fertilization management, abiotic stress response and grafting. She has also worked on organic greenhouse vegetable production since 2000. Presently, she is involved in a project to improve local input use in organic agriculture, and she is responsible from seedling production. Read more…


No. Title Author
1 Study on the effect of new type covering materials on the quality and yield of Tomato Zeng Chan Zhou
2 Medical Cannabis Dr. Mike Nichols
3 Influence of photo-selective netting on overall quality in value added horticultural produce Dharini Sivakumar, Peter Tinyane, Madonna Mashbela, Lucia. M. Ntsoane., Duduzile Buthelezi and Puffy Soundy Dharini Sivakumar
4 Modelling water, energy and CO2 demands for greenhouses in Australia Dr. Silke Hemming
5 Studying the degree of damage of apricot cultivars Monilia cinerea Bon. and Clasterosporium carpophilum (Lev.) Aderh Dr. Vadim Korzin
6 Evaluation of Chitosan, Acetyl-Salicylic acid and Streptomycin Against Bacterial Wilt of Tomato Grown Under Open and Protected Cultivation Dr. Lucia Borines
7 Effects of Nitrogen Forms on Fruit Yield, Quality and Shelf Life of Soil Cultivated Tomato in Chinese Solar Greenhouse Prof. Dr. Min Wei
8 Effects of Different Light Qualities on Sucrose Metabolism in Leaves of Tomato Seedlings Prof. Dr. Min Wei
9 Modeling the suitability of the traditional plastic greenhouse for tomato production across Colombian regions Prof. Dr. Eduard Schrevens
10 Uncertainty on nitrogen emission data of smallholder greenhouse tomato growers in the Andean tropics op Colombia Prof. Dr. Eduard Schrevens
11 Improving irrigation practices in container stock plant production of herbaceous plant cuttings Dr. Paul Fisher
12 The Effect of Medium and Nutrients on the Growth of Mustard (Brassica juncea L.) in Hydroponics System Dr. Ramal Yusuf
13 Protected Cropping of Strawberries in New Zealand Dr. Mike Nichols
14 Towards Zero Discharge in Hydroponic Cultivation Mr. Jim Van Ruijven
15 The effects of nitrogen fertiliser application rates on red drupelet disorder (reversion) in `Ouchita´ thornless blackberries grown under tunnels Mr. Max Edgley
16 Turfgrass sods production utilizing hydroponic systems Dr. Moustafa Fadel
17 Protected cultivation of grape in China:Principles,models and the future Prof. Dr. DONGLIANG QIU
18 Productivity evaluation of different tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Linn) genotypes under protected and conventional cultivation Dr. Nelda R. Gonzaga
19 Low cost protected cropping for protecting vegetable crops against climate extremes Prof. Dr. Gordon Rogers
20 Fruit yield and quality of `Imperial Gala´ apple trees protected by anti-hail nets of different colorations in southern Brazil Prof. Dr. Cassandro Amarante
1 Analysis of the effects of biogas fertilizer application on soil quality Dr. Zhiping Zhang
2 Study on stirring process optimization of cow manure anaerobic fermentation in mesophilic Dr. Zhiping Zhang
3 Study on the agricultural AGV suitable for the operation of the narrow site Zeng Chan Zhou
4 Growing Tropical Trees in botanical garden GreenHouse in Saudi Arabia Abdulmohsen Binsulaiman
5 Quality evaluation of persimmon cultivars in collection of Nikita Botanical Gardens Dr. Sergey Khokhlov
6 Effects of the spacing of roof ventilation devices on the environment and the yield of oriental melons in single-span plastic greenhouses Dr. In-Ho Yu
7 Genotoxic effects of Annona squamosa L. leaves extract on Allium cepa L. root tip cells Supanyika Sengsai
8 Control of Chilli (Capsicum frutescen L.) Anthracnose by Clove (Syzygium aromaticum (L.)Merr.) oil Korakot Chanjirakul
9 Increasing yield of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) through effective method of raising transplants under protected cultivation and open field Dr. Zenaida Gonzaga
10 Biocontrol Potential of Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai and Metarrhizium anisopliae SPW Isolate Against Insect Pests of Pechay and Lettuce Grown Under Low-Cost Protective Structure and Open Field Reny Gerona
11 Growth and yield of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) grown under tunnel type structure and open field as influenced by different organic soil amendments Dr. Zenaida Gonzaga
12 Growth and yield of different leaf type lettuce varieties grown under protected and open field cultivation Othello Capuno
13 Effect of main environmental conditions on the growth of Bitter gourd (Shiokaze) Dr. Maro Tamaki
14 Physico-biological pretreatment of agricultural residues using for photo-fermentative bio-hydrogen production and properties analysis Dr. Zhiping Zhang
15 The research of the mode of corn straw gasification and gas centralized supply Dr. Zhiping Zhang
16 Distribution path optimization for fresh electronic commerce based on Particle Swarm Algorithm Dr. Zhiping Zhang
17 Resistance of persimmon cultivars from Nikita Botanical Gardens collection to pests and diseases Dr. Sergey Khokhlov


International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture