It is my pleasure to invite you to attend to the First International Conference & 10th National Horticultural Science Congress of Iran (IrHC2017) which will be held at Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) in Tehran, the capital city of Iran from 4-7 September 2017. The main theme of the IrHC2017 is "Productivity of Horticultural Crops in Iran: Potentials, Production Limitations, Possible Solutions and International Collaborations". 

        The Iranian Horticultural Science Congress (IrHC) usually held every two to four years since 1996 at different cities of Iran and attracting more than 800 to 1000 delegates. The IrHC2017 organized under Iranian Society for Horticultural Science (IrSHS), Department of Horticultural Science at Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) and Deputy Ministry of Agriculture of Iran in Horticulture in Tehran. For the first time, TMU and IrSHS with collaboration of the other IrHC2017 organizers decided to organize the “First International Horticultural Science Conference” at the same time or just after the 10th National Horticultural Science Congress of Iran, under the aegis of International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
        According to the main IrHC role, the IrHC2017 will cover all aspects of Horticultural Science mainly on Pomology and Fruit Culture, Floriculture, Vegetable Crops and Medicinal Plants. In addition with the 10th National Congress, this is the experience of the “First International Horticultural Science Conference of Iran”, giving the opportunity for Iranian and International colleagues and delegates exchange their knowledge and experience, and discuss for possible further collaboration in all aspects of Iran Horticultural Science.
        Finally, this event has great potential for international cooperation especially to those participants that want become member of ISHS. Also, this is a good opportunity for scientists of all over the world to visit and familiar with Iran as a big, historic and beautiful country with friendly people and potential horticulture industry.
        I look forward to welcoming you to Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Tehran, Iran attending the “First International Conference & 10th National Horticultural Science Congress of Iran (IrHC2017)” from 4-7 September 2017.


Kind Regards
Prof. Kazem Arzani
IrHC2017 Convener