Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The Fifth International Jujube Symposium (5th IJS) sponsored by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) will be held in Baoding 

(150km south of Beijing, the capital of China) in September 6~7, 2021. This symposium is to provide an international forum on jujube (Ziziphus Mill.)

 for exchanging information among researchers and academicians as well as related businessmen and officials. 

Jujube is an outstanding multi-purpose economic plant and a super fruit for the future. Jujube is becoming increasingly important and popular in the

world. China has at least 14 jujube species, of which Chinese jujube (Z. jujuba Mill.) and Indian jujube or ber (Z. mauritiana Lam.) were widely cultivated 

with total growing area of approximately 2 million hectare and total production of over 8 million tons. Approximately 20 million farmers rely on jujube 


Under the auspices of ISHS, the First to the Forth IJS were successfully held in Baoding, China (2008), Xinzheng, China (2011), Brisbane, Australia (2014) and

Istanbul, Turkey (2018) respectively. The Third and the Fourth IJS were also one of the symposia of the 29th and 30th International Horticultural Congress.

On behalf of the organizing committee of 5th IJS, I sincerely invite you to participate in the symposium. I am looking forward to meeting you in Baoding,


Sincerely yours

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                                                                 Prof. & Dr. Mengjun Liu                                        Prof. & Dr. Florin Stanica

                                                              Chairman of the symposium                                Convenor of the symposium

                                                              Convenor of the symposium                                

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General Symposium Information

Organizing Committee


Prof. Mengjun Liu
• Research Center of Chinese Jujube, Hebei Agricultural University
• Chairman of Jujube Workgroup, ISHS

Prof. Florin Stanica
• Faculty of Horticulture, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucureşti, România

Scientific Committee

Prof. Shengrui Yao (New Mexico State University, America)
Prof. C. Sudhersan (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait)
Prof. F. Cossio (Plant Breeder and Consultant, Verona, Italy)
Prof. J. S. Bal (Punjab Agricultural University, India)
Prof. Guijun Yan (The University of Western Australia, Australia)
Prof. Rayappa Balikai (University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India)
Prof. Niaz Ali (Hazara University, Pakistan)
Dr. Muhammad Nafees (Islamya Bahwalpure University, Pakistan)
Prof. Xiaoming Pang (Beijing Forestry University, China)
Prof. Jian Huang (Northwest A&F University, China)
Prof. Ping Liu (Hebei Agricultural University, China)
Prof. Jin Zhao (Hebei Agricultural University, China)
Prof. Zhihui Zhao (Hebei Agricultural University, China)
Prof. Meng Yang (Hebei Agricultural University, China)
Dr. Lixin Wang (Hebei Agricultural University, China)


Prof. & Dr. Zhihui Zhao, Dr. Xuan Zhao, Dr. Lixin Wang, Dr. Shoukun Han
Research Center of Chinese Jujube
Hebei Agricultural University
Baoding, Hebei, 071001
Tel: 0086-312-7521342, 0086-312-7521456, 0086-312-7521553
Fax: 0086-312-7521456,0086-312-7528306
E-mail: ijs2008@aliyun.comWeb: http://jujube.nssoft.net/

Official Language

English is the language of 5th IJS and will be used in all correspondence, presentations and publications. However, Chinese/English translation will be provided if it is necessary.

Date & Venue

Coming soon


The organizing committee will not be responsible for any unexpected expenses of participants. Participants should arrange their own travel insurance.

Visa & Invitation Letter

A valid passport and visa is necessary for all participants entering China. Each participant will get an invitation letter for visa application. It does not represent a commitment of the organizers to provide any financial support. Early application is highly recommended.

You may be requested for nucleic acid testing for the COVID-19 or vaccination.

Important Dates & Schedules

5th International Jujube Symposium

Preliminary Programme

Date September Morning 8:30-11:30 Afternoon 14:30-17:00
6th 14:30-15:00: Opening ceremony
15:00-17:30: Oral presentations
7th Oral presentations Oral presentations (including young scientists forum)

Important Dates

September 1,2021 Deadline for abstract submission
October 31, 2021 Deadline for full text paper submission
September 6, 2021 Symposium(Opening Ceremony, Oral presentations)
September 7, 2021 Symposium(Oral presentations, Closing Ceremony)

Paper Submission & Presentation

Guidelines For Abstract Submission

Abstracts have to be submitted via the ISHS online submission tool. A valid ISHS user account is required in order to submit the abstract. If you are currently not an ISHS member, please proceed to new member (https://www.actahort.org/members/newmember?asc=1) first and pay to activate your user account prior to submitting an abstract. You will then be entitled to register to the symposium at the 'ISHS member' rate. An abstract in English, limited to 300 words in a single paragraph, is required in all cases. For more information about online submission of abstracts, please see PDF:

online submission authors guide.pdf. Click here to send your abstract. Abstract Submission
[Click here!]

Each participant can submit no more than two abstracts. Convener of the symposium will evaluate your abstract. A notification of acceptance/rejection of the abstract will be sent to you via e-mail.

ISHS Young Minds Award. Two Young Mind Awards for junior scientists will be given the best oral presentation and the best poster presented during the symposium. For more details, please visit https://www.ishs.org/young-minds-award.

Guidelines For Fulltext Manuscript Submission

All oral presenters, including invited and keynote speakers, must submit a manuscript for Acta Horticulturae. If this is not agreed to by the author(s), the work can be presented as a poster instead. Authors of posters are welcome to submit their manuscript for Acta Horticulturae but posters cannot be published as such. For guidelines and instructions on how to prepare your manuscript for publication in Acta Horticulturae. Please see


Fulltext manuscript submission will be accepted only via ISHS online submitting tool.

The web address of submitting tool has been informed on the e-mail of abstract acceptance. Please check e-mail you recieved.

Oral & Poster Presentations

The oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes including 3 minutes of discussion for common contributed papers and 30 minutes including 5 minutes of discussion for keynote/invited papers. Speakers should rehearse the presentation thoroughly and stay within allotted time.

Poster presentations will be displayed continuously during the symposium. There will be an official poster session during the symposium at that time the participating author(s) are requested to be present in order to answer questions. The poster dimension is maximum 90 cm wide x 120 cm high. The text should be readable from a distance of 1-2 meters. The poster title should be 3 cm high. Author(s) name(s), institution and address(es) may be somewhat smaller. The text and illustrations should be between 6 and 12 mm. Please underline the name of the presenting author and include their email address.

Registration Guidelines

Registration Fee (in USD)

On line attendance(member of ISHS) 100 USD(800 YUAN)
On line attendance(non-member of ISHS) 200 USD(1600 YUAN)

1. Registration Fee: provides attendees with one copy of abstract book during the symposium and one copy of the Acta Horticulturae (proceeding) that to be published ( both are electronic versions) .

2. You will need your ISHS membership number ( https://www.ishs.org/members ) to receive the reduced registration fees.

Hotel Reservation

The Symposium Organizing Committee will help to reserve hotels at discounted rates to accommodate all participants and accompanying persons(35-80 US $ per night). The IJS2021 Secretariat will help your booking. It is strongly recommended to stay at the official Symposium hotel for its conveniences.

Methods of Payment

① For online foreign attendances:

Bank Transfer: Registration fees can be paid by direct bank transfer to the following account:

Name: Zhao Zhihui




Account No.: 4076810-0188-070800-5

Remark/Reference/Note: jujube2021+Your Name

② For online domestic attendances:








Reports And Contributors

◇ Prof. Dr. Mengjun Liu (Hebei Agricultural University, China )

Title: Future prospect of Chinese jujube industry and scientific and technological countermeasures

◇ Prof. Dr. Shengrui Yao (New Mexico State University, USA)

Title: Early performance of jujube cultivars in the southwestern Unites States

◇ Prof. Dr. Jun Sun (Anhui Agricultural University, China )

Title: Breeding of early-maturing table cultivars of Ziziphus jujuba in southern China and the pathogenetic mechanisms of JWB disease induced by phytoplasma effectors

◇ Prof. Dr. Meng Yang (Hebei Agricultural University, China )

Title: Advanced development of sequencing technology and its application in jujube research

◇ Dr. Lixin Wang (Hebei Agricultural University, China )

Title:Function of calcium signalling in response to cold stress, especially in Chinese jujube

◇ Prof. Dr. Jiancan Feng (Henan Agricultural University, China)

Title: Pathogenic study of Jujube witches broom through Multi-omics analysis

◇ Prof. Dr. Yongkang Wang (Shanxi Agricultural University, China )

Title: Genetic diversity and innovation of Jujube germplasm resources

◇ Prof. Dr. Sen Wang (Central South University of Forestry and Technology, China)

Title: Cultivation of Southern Fresh-eating Jujube Industry in China

◇ Dr. Ferdinando Cossio(Plant Breeder and Consultant, Verona, Italy)

Title: Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.), a Fruit Species that is Struggling to Spread, but Some Initiatives in Italy Are Promising

◇ Prof. Dr. Bini Wang (Shaanxi Normal University, China)

Title: Effects of composite lactic acid bacteria fermentation on the antioxidant properties, phenolic acid and amino acid contents and aromatic components of jujube pulp

◇ Prof. Xiaoming Pang (Beijing Forestry University, China)

Title: On the Way Towards High Efficiency germplasm enhancement and cultivar development in Jujube

◇ Prof. Dr. J.S.Bal (SGGS World University, India)

Title1: Manipulation in Jujube Crop Culture using Plant Growth Regulators for Better Sustainability. Title2: Strategies for Picking, Post-harvest Fruit Disposal and Comparative Economics of Jujube Fruit Crop in India

◇ Mr. Kamal Ghouth (South Khorasan Agricultural Jihad Organization, Iran)

Title: Jujube in Iran, from the past to the future

◇ Dr. Noor Muhammad (Hebei Agricultural University, China; Hazara University, Pakistan)

Title: Current status of Ziziphus species; their distribution, cultivation and production in Pakistan

◇ Prof. Dr. Noemi Tel-Zur ( Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Title: Z. jujuba cultivation in Israel

◇ Prof. Dr. Florin Stanica (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Romania)

Title: Jujube grafting - efficient method for the introduction of new cultivars in Romania

◇ Prof. Dr. Xusheng Zhao (Luoyang Normal University, China )

Title: Breeding and utilization of jujube-Based on Researches from Jujube Innovation Team of Luoyang Normal University

◇ Dr. Prof. Liu Ping (Hebei Agricultural University, China)

Title: Establishment and application of in vivo bud regeneration technique in jujube

◇ Prof. Surjit Singh (GND University, India)

Title: A Study on Utility of Mulch Materials on Productivity, Fruit Quality and Soil Moisture Retention in Jujube Plantation

◇ Prof. Jian Huang(Northwest A&F University)

Title:Genetic resources of Ziziphus mauritiana and cultivation progress in China

◇ Dr. Prof. Zhao Zhihui (Hebei Agricultural University, China )

Title: Hotspot and trend of international studies on jujube based onbibliometric analysis (2010-2020)


◇ Dr. Ye Yuan (Hebei Agricultural University, China )

Title: Advances on cAMP content of Chinese jujube fruit

◇ Dr. Xin Zhao (Hebei Agricultural University, China )

Title: Study on amino acid content in fruits at different development stages and different organs of sour jujube

◇ Dr. Xianwei Meng (Hebei Agricultural University, China )

Title: The regulatory pathways of distinct flowering characteristics in Chinese jujube

◇ Mr. Ioan Stoli (University of Agronomic Sci. and Vet. Med.,Romania)

Title: Preliminary jujube grafting results on different Romanian rootstocks

Continuous updating……