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International Sunflower Association, ISA, is an international association of people interested in technical advance made in the production and processing of sunflower.

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Message from Emmanuelle MESTRIES

A farewell message from an iSA member.

21st International Sunflower Conference, Inner Mongolia, China

We would like to invite you to attend the 21st International Sunflower Conference (21st ISC), which will be held on August 20-24, 2024, in Bayannur, China.

Latest Events

17-20 September 2023, Poznan/Poland: 19th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo

Fats, oils and lipids.

1-3 November 2023, Megasaray Westbeach Hotel, Antalya/Turkey: 5th International Symposium on BROOMRAPE in Sunflower

The parasitic angiosperm broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr) causes economic damage in sunflower production in a number of countries around the world, but especially in Central and Eastern Europe, Spain, Turkey, Israel, Iran, Kazakhstan, and China.

For almost a century, there has been a constant tug-of-war between sunflower breeders and Orobanche cumana, with frequent changes in which side has the upper hand. Almost as soon as the breeders find a source of resistance to the latest race of the pathogen, broomrape responds by evolving into another virulent race. The development of resistant cultivars as well as optimized managing strategies is a high priority in controlling this parasite, over the world.

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