First Call for Titles and Abstracts to the 132th Florida State Horticultural Society Annual Meeting
- June 9th – 11th, 2019
- Abstract Title Submission By: March 1, 2019
- Abstract Submission By: March 16, 2019
This year’s FSHS meeting brings us back to the heart of Florida at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel located in Maitland, FL! Only a short drive away from great sights such as the Morse Museum of American Art, Mead Botanical Garden, and Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Close enough to all the parks, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, FunSpot and Walt Disney World for a day trip!
The 2019 Meeting of FSHS will feature presentations of applied research pertaining to horticultural and agronomic crops and products, and a new developments and practices that have been put into use by growers, processors, allied industries, and other horticultural interests in Florida. Growers, processors and those in allied industries are encouraged to present papers. The meeting also features posters presented by county extension faculty. The meeting will again feature two FSHS student competitions: a Student Best Oral Presentation Competition and a Student Best Paper Competition. Student Competition guidelines are listed at the end of the announcement.
FSHS will host the County Faculty Poster Session County faculty with programmatic responsibilities in Horticulture, Agriculture, and Family and Consumer Sciences are encouraged to submit entries provided the topic of the poster involves horticultural commodities.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
I. Florida State Horticultural Society – Contributed oral presentations
Authors in good standing with FSHS are encouraged to submit abstract titles to section-VPs by February 15, 2019. The list of titles is used for advertising the meeting. Abstracts are due by March 16, 2019 to the respective section vice president and will be published on the FSHS web site (http://www.fshs.org). See instructions below. Papers presented at the Annual Meeting will be published in the Proceedings of the FSHS; manuscripts are due at the time of the presentation for FSHS. The end of the grace period for late manuscripts corresponding to talks given at FSHS is June 26, 2019.
The abstract limit is 250 words. Abstracts should be e-mailed (in MS Word or Rich Text Format only) to the appropriate sectional Vice President listed below. See the FSHS website for complete format instructions for abstract and manuscript preparation (https://fshs.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/fshs-author-instructions-170509.pdf), current as of 2017. The sectional Vice Presidents will notify senior authors concerning the acceptance, handling and scheduling of their papers by April 5, 2019.
2019 FSHS Sectional Vice Presidents
|Session Session||VP||VP Email address|
|Citrus||Jawwad Qureshi||[email protected]|
|Ornamentals, Garden & Landscape||Wayne Hobbs||[email protected]|
|Handling & Processing||Yu Wang||[email protected]|
|Krome Memorial||Alan Chambers||[email protected]|
|Vegetable||Shinsuke Agehara||[email protected]|
|Agroecology and Natural Resources||Zack Brym||[email protected]|
II. Florida State Horticultural Society – Poster presentations
Posters should present an Extension program following the format: title, author(s), affiliation, introduction/ background, problem faced by the target audience, objectives and educational approach, teaching(s) offered, curriculum used, outcomes and impacts, and pros and cons in adopting this program in another county. Posters must be self-standing (hard back; size not to exceed 4-ft wide x 3-ft tall) and set up will be on Sunday June 9th between 3:00 and 5:00 pm, and poster must be removed by Tuesday, June 11th at 12:30 p.m. Interaction/discussion between meeting audience and authors will be facilitated during one poster sessions. The 500-word expanded abstracts (1 page of text and 1 page of tables, figures or pictures) will be published in the FSHS proceedings. Note that FSHS publications allow for links to videos. Submit your extended abstracts to the Poster Session Coordinator, Taylor Clem ([email protected]).
Student Best Oral Presentation Competition (SBOPC): All student abstracts are eligible to participate in the SBOPC competition. To compete, at the time of submission of the abstract to the sectional VP, a copy of the abstract must also be sent to the chair of the SBOPC competition ([email protected]). No late abstracts submissions will be accepted. Abstracts submitted to the SPOPC competition will be evaluated and 15 finalists will be selected to be evaluated during the annual meeting. Abstracts are judged on the importance of the subject to Florida horticulture, scientific merit, organization, clarity, and succinctness. Finalists will be notified within a month of abstract submission. Finalist presentations are judged on importance of the subject to Florida horticulture, scientific merit, organization, awareness of current literature, fluency, clarity of presentation, effective use of figures and tables, report of conclusions, completeness, timing, and response to questions. For more information on the SBOPC competition, contact Michelle Danyluk ([email protected]).
Student Best Paper Competition (SBPC): To participate in the SBPC, students must submit a manuscript (use author guidelines for the Proceedings of the FSHS) by email with the subject “Student Best Paper Competition” to [email protected] by May 18, 2019. Student papers will be published in the Proceedings of FSHS. Entries will be judged on relevance to Florida horticulture, scientific merit, experimental design rigor, literature review, completeness, and clarity. For more information on the SBPC competition, Michelle Danyluk ([email protected]).