The IrHC is organized every 2-4 years under Iranian Society for Horticultural Science (IrSHS), Ministry of Agriculture and one of the main Iranian University. The first IrHC was held in 1996 at Karaj city and the Ninth IrHC was held from 25-28 January 2016 in Ahvaz, Iran, so the next IrHC2017 will be held at TMU at Tehran (Table 1).
IrHC usually emphasis on the exchange of knowledge and experience mainly on the native horticultural plants and products as well as potential exotic horticulture plants, so usually cover all aspects in Pomology (Fruit culture), Floriculture, Vegetable Crops and Medicinal Plants. According to the statistics, IrHC usually attracting more than 500 to 1000 national delegates. In the IrHC2017, we hope to attract participants from all over of the World and share with Iranian colleague’s experiences and achievements obtained by the Iranian National Universities, Research Institutes and centers and also private horticulture sectors.
Table 1. The history information of the past and next future held Iran Horticultural Science Congress 1996-2017 (IrHC)
IrHC Place and Host University N / I* Oral Posters IS**
1 IrHC1996 Karaj, IrSHS N 120 70 -
2 IrHC2000 Karaj, Tehran University N 214 171 -
3 IrHC2003 Karaj, Tehran University N 141 244 1
4 IrHC2005 Mashhad, Ferdowsi University N 189 454 -
5 IrHC2007 Shiraz, Shiraz University N 218 517 -
6 IrHC2009 Rasht, Guilan University N 214 424 -
7 IrHC2011 Isfahan, Isfahan University of Technology N 225 864 -
8 IrHC2013 Hamadan, Bu-Ali Sina University N 241 1028 -
9 IrHC2016 Ahvaz, Shahid Chamran University N 142 563 3
10 IrHC2017 Tehran, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) N/I First International IrHC
*N= National Congress; I=International Conference **IS = International Speakers