Submission Deadline: Before September 30, 2017
Acceptance Notification Date: October 25, 2017
Registration Deadline: November 10, 2017
Conference Date: January 18-20, 2018

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Keynote Speaker

Prof. Byoung Ryong Jeong
Gyeongsang National University, Korea

Prof. Byoung Ryong Jeong is with the Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture & Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, Korea. He received the BS (horticulture), Gyeongsang National University, Korea from 1977 to 1981; the MS (stress physiology), Seoul National University, Korea and the PhD (nitrogen nutrition in bedding plants), Colorado State University, USA.
He was a postdoctoral fellow, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (USA) from 1990 to 1992. From 1992 to present, he is a lecturer-professor, GNU. He is the Editor-in-chief of J. Kor. Hydroponic Soc. and J. Bio-Environ. Control, etc. His current research interest & topics include horticultural and medicinal crop production in plant factory systems; organogenic and somatic embryogenic micropropagation; substrate development and hydroponic solution recycling; silicon as a nutrient for horticultural crops; propagation and cultivation of roses; contro.

Speech Title: Value of Edible and Ornamental Horticultural Plants in Our Living

Abstract: Plants, although immobile, have ability to adapt to diverse surroundings, and are intelligent to have the ability to move in response to a given situation. In this process, they produce diverse metabolites and products which can be utilized for many purposes in human lives. Plants are important in our living, since they are sources of food and pharmaceuticals, provide us a way to establish our shelters and aesthetic beauty, to purify the air, and are significant factors in human stress reduction. In addition, plants prevent erosion and provide habitat and cover for animals in the wild, and are an integral part of wetland purification of water. Plants are also recognized as a factor for promotion of our physical, mental, and social health. Horticulture deals with various plants used not only as food such as vegetables and fruits, but also as ornamentals including flowers, lawn, and many herbaceous and woody garden plants. Consumption of edible horticultural crops such as vegetables and fruits, which are sources of vitamins, minerals and many functional metabolites, reduces heart disease and neutralizes free radicals involved in aging and some forms of cancers in our bodies. Many of our pharmaceuticals such as aspirin and taxol comes from the plants also. Ornamental plants contribute for reduction of various types of human stress. Plants placed in areas where people congrgate helps people to cope with the dark days, and the production and use of indoor plants has become a big industry worldwide. The plants are necessary for our very survival and environment, and as ornaments.

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