Dear colleagues and friends,

After overcoming COVID-19 situation, it is time for a fresh start and everyday life. Therefore, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 11th International Herbage Seed Group Conference to be held in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 06-13, 2021. This conference will be organized by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops (IFVC), in collaboration with International Herbage Seed Group (IHSG) and Serbian Forage Crop Society. 11th IHSGC continues the long tradition of conferences and workshops on herbage seed production and provides the opportunity for herbage seed specialists from all over the world to meet once again. For the first time that IHSG Conference is going to be held in Eastern Europe.
The Local Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee devote their efforts toward creating a stimulating scientific, social and cultural experience for all our conference attendees. We intend to encourage the global herbage seed community, including the leading academic and industry experts, stakeholders and students, to interact and initiate discussions and debates, aiming to give answers and raise new questions. The conference sessions will be designed to attract common interests and create synergy among different disciplines in herbage seed research. They will include inspiring presentations, posters and field tours on cutting edge research and cover the latest findings in plant breeding, crop protection, PGRs, climatic stress, seed quality and many other topics.
We welcome all of you to participate in the conference and invite you to contribute to the program, with sincere hopes that it will be a week full of intellectual excitement and memorable moments. We invite you to enjoy and experience our Scientific Program, educational tours around Serbia before and after the formal program, and the traditional Serbian hospitality. At the crossroads between East and West, South and North, you will find open hearts and minds, natural beauty, vibrant nightlife, cultural events, and gastronomic magic of the Balkan cuisine.

We warmly welcome you to Novi Sad and hope you will join us at 11th IHSG Conference in June 2021.

Yours Sincerely

Djura Karagic
President of Serbian Forage Crops Society
Head of Forage Crop Department
Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee



Important dates

What From To
Abstract submission 1 September 2020 24 December 2020
Final programme 28 February 2021
Early registration 1 February 2021 30 April 2021
Regular registration 1 May 2021 1 June 2021
Pre – Conference Tour 7 June 2021
Conference Dates 8 June 2021 10 June 2021
Post – Conference Tour 11 June 2021 13 June 2021


Past and future conferences

Past IHSG conferences:
1st Conference 1987 Tune, Denmark
2nd Conference 1991 Corvallis, Oregon, USA
3rd Conference 1995 Halle, Germany
4th Conference 1999 Perugia, Italy
5th Conference 2003 Gatton, Australia
6th Conference 2007 Norway and Denmark
7th Conference 2010 Dallas, Texas, USA
8th Conference 2015 Lanzhou, China
9th Conference 2017 Pergamino, Argentina
10th Conference 2019 Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Past IHSG workshops:
1st Workshop 1989 Nice, France
2nd Workshop 1993 Palmerston North, New Zealand
3rd Workshop 1997 Peace River, Canada
4th Workshop 2005 Winchester, UK
5th Workshop 2013 Methven, New Zealand

Future IHSG Conferences:
12th Conference 2023 France
13th Conference 2025 New Zeland