The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science (NZIAHS)
New Zealand Branch of the International Association of Plant Biotechnology (IAPB)
New Zealand Society of Plant Biologists (NZSPB)
And including NZ Postharvest Conference
Tue 6 July to Thu 8 July 2021
AgHort Lecture Theatre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand


This is the fifth biennial meeting of three plant science societies and we are being joined this year by the organisers of Postharvest 2024, with specific postharvest sessions throughout the programme. In the midst of a global pandemic that is preventing international travel we anticipate significant interest in this meeting and advise early registration. Members of any of the three participating societies qualify for discounted registration and links are available on the website.

This year sessions will include the following research themes:

  • Gene editing
  • Fruit and vegetables for Health
  • All aspects of postharvest physiology and technology
  • Secondary plant metabolism
  • Tree & Vine Physiology
  • Germplasm conservation


Guidelines for the Preparation of Posters HERE

Download a PDF of the  Programme HERE

View and download the Abstract Book HERE

Tickets available HERE

COVID-19 Contingency Plan HERE

Simple guidance for submitting pre-recorded talks  HERE

In the event of interference from Covid-19 we will deliver a fully or partially online meeting. This requires all presenters to be prepared to submit pre-recorded talks about 10 days before the conference; they will be password protected and made available only to registrants and will be taken down after the meeting. Full details will be advised on the conference website.

Thank you Plant Science Central Sponsors

Thank you Postharvest 2024 sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsors
Exhibition Sponsors
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