Dr. Ioannis Minas
Assistant Professor of Pomology / Dept. of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture in Colorado Univesity, USA)

Dr. Minas comes from the village of Kalyvia in Pella, Greece. He received his Bachelor's degree and postgraduate degree from the Agricultural Faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Then he was created Doctor of Philosophy of Agricultural Science from the Arboriculture Laboratory of the Department of Agriculture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as a scholar of the State Scholarship Foundation. From 2015 he is an Assistant Professor of Arboriculture at the Department of Fruit and Vegetable and Landscape Architecture at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.

His research activity includes the understanding of the parameters that affect the physiology and productivity of the peach tree, as well as the collecting and post harvesting quality of the fruits. In close interaction with the stone fruit industry, he is responsible for the evaluation of new varieties, subjects and peach and cherry shaping systems.

He is the main author or co-author of over 20 publications in S.C.I. in the field of horticulture and post-harvest physiology. Since 2017, he has been serving as Peach Subject Substitute Coordinator under the umbrella of the NC140 interprofessional program of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Speech Title: The peach industry in U.S.A. - Challenges and chances