Growing Media
ISHS – II International Symposium on Growing Media, Soilless Cultivation, and Compost Utilization in Horticulture
22-27 August 2021, Ghent, Belgium

Abstract submission

Abstract submission

We invite abstract submissions (deadline: 17 March 2021), on all topics related to the following research areas:

  1. Growing media and sustainable use of resources
  2. The microbiome of growing media and integrated disease and pest control
  3. Soilless cultivation: added value of innovations for water and nutrient use efficiency
  4. Biochar and compost in horticulture and carbon storage potential

If you already know in which topic you want to refer to, please add this information to the conveners in the “remarks from the convener” field in the abstract details page.

How to prepare and submit the abstracts

  • Submit the abstracts through ROSA (Responsive Online System for Acta Horticulturae submission and review) at
  • For more information about how to submit your abstract, see
  • The official language of GrowingMedia2021 is English. Only abstracts written in English will be accepted for review.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and be based on original work, should give full information on the objective, materials and methods and major results obtained.
  • Abstracts must NOT contain tables, pictures or diagrams.
  • All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.
  • Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling (English) and grammar.
  • Submission is strictly limited to a maximum of one oral and one poster presentation per person.
  • The deadline for poster abstract submission is 17 March 2021.
  • To be accepted, abstract presenting authors must be registered and must have paid to attend GrowingMedia2021, by 31 May 2021.
  • For guidelines and instructions on how to prepare your manuscript for publication in Acta Horticulturae, see

Please note: A valid ISHS user account is required in order to submit the abstract. If you don't have an ISHS user account yet, please proceed to first 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.

Terms and Conditions

The submission of an abstract indicates an understanding of the following rules for participation in GrowingMedia2021:

  • all author(s) approve submitting this work for presentation
  • the author(s) transfer(s) all copyright ownership of the named abstract to GrowingMedia2021
  • the presenting author should attend the Symposium to present the accepted oral and poster presentations. The authors will immediately notify the GrowingMedia2021 Secretariat if they are unable to attend or if the presenting author is changed. Please note that each presenter can only present one oral and one poster. The organizers reserve the right to remove a presentation from the program in such cases.
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