on behalf of the organising committee I'd like to thank you very much again for coming and for your valuable contributions to SUSGRO 2015! It was a pleasure to have you here in Vienna and to share not only knowledge and exchange opinions but also to meet you in person and to enjoy the pleasant parts of the symposium.
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Working Groups under the Commission of Plant Substrates and Soilless Culture of the ISHS (Growing Media, Composting for Horticultural Applications, Substrate Analysis) and the International Peatland Society (IPS) are pleased to announce a joint Symposium from September 7th to 11th 2015 in the historic city of Vienna.
The Symposium will be organized under the auspices of the International Society of Horticultural Sciences, the IPS, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, the Austrian Horticultural Society and the City of Vienna. It will be organized by the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety.
In modern horticulture, sustainability should be achieved along the whole production cycle. The acquisition and processing of growing media constituents, preparation of substrates as well as their final use should take into account the three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental and societal.
Sustainable production should be acceptable, feasible and appropriate for all three sectors. In this symposium, world-wide scientific and technical advances in approaches towards these aims will be presented and discussed between researchers, industry and end-users.
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)
AGES is a state owned agency in charge of the supervision of public health, food security and food safety. Over 1400 staff is involved in the business areas human health, animal health, food security, food safety and medical product control. As part of the tasks, AGES supervises growing media and compost production and marketing and is engaged in related research projects.