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23rd International Pepper Conference - IPC2016
Perú will host the 23rd International Pepper Conference in 2016; by a large majority, Perú won with a total of 73% of the votes, beating the proposals of Brazil and Texas USA.

Chairman IPC2016
Andrés V. Casas Díaz

Official group photo

Countries attendance

Posters Awards

First Place Poster Award
Volatile Compounds and Capsaicinoid Content of some organically grown Peruvian Chili Peppers
Kirti Patel, Candy Ruiz, Rosario Rojas*/Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Perú.
PDF 1.06 MB
Second Place Poster Award
Genetic variability 165 Hot Pepper accessions in INIA-Chile, by fruit traits, pungency and molecular characterization.
Francisca Aguayo, Olga Zamora, Darío Estay, Mabel Muñoz, Francisco Alvarez, Javier Saavedra. María-Teresa Pino*/INIA Chile
PDF 1.73 MB

Third Place Poster Award
Breeding an industrial quality pepper in INIA-Chile: progress and advanced lines.
Alan Pinto, Mabel Muñoz, Ricardo Pertuzé, Gabriel Saavedra, Francisco Alvarez, María-Teresa Pino*/INIA Chile
PDF 885 KB

Poster Evaluating Committee

  • Daniel Leskovar Ph.D.
    Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University. USA.
  • Andrés Casas. Mg. Sc.
    Universidad  Nacional  Agraria La Molina (UNALM). Perú.
  • Monica Ozores-Hampton Ph.D 
    University of Florida/IFAS/ SWFREC. USA.
  • Ricardo Pertuzé. PhD.  
    Horticultura. Universidad de Chile. Chile.
  • Benigno Villalón. PhD.
    Pepper Breeder and Plant Pathology Professor Emeritus.
    Texas A&M AgriLife Research. USA.

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Field Trip
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Final Program - update Nov. 14, 2014
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Other Companies and Institutions attending IPC 2014 - update Oct 2014
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Download Abstract Directory. Updated Oct. 20.
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In the last years, demand for peppers and pepper-based products has increased significantly around the world. The non-pungent form, Bell pepper, is widely used as a green vegetable while Hot or Chili pepper is one of the best-selling condiments. This higher demand is explained in parts because of enhanced functional properties and health benefits (beta carotene, vitamin A and vitamin C, and Capsaicin). The International Pepper Conference get the attention of scientists, breeders, horticulturists, pathologists, entomologists, geneticists, physiologists, extension agents, seed and chemical company representatives, major processors, and growers around the world, being recognized as the leading venue for the dissemination and exchange of information on Capsicum. All pepper types including bell, long green/red chile, high color paprika, ancho, pimiento, cayenne, tabasco, jalapeno, yellow pickling, serrano, and cherry peppers will be a focus of the conference. This international conference will provide numerous opportunities for participants to share up-to-date information and research, and to discuss common concerns with colleagues from around the world. Please, mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 22nd International Pepper Conference scheduled November 17-20, 2014 in Viña del Mar (Chile).

We look forward to see you!

Topics of Interest

The aim of the conference is to bring together those with an interest in the current status of pepper and Capsicum research, extension and technology. Topics of interest will include to:

  • Breeding, genetics, genomic.
  • Plant physiology and stress physiology.
  • Horticultural management and production (rootstocks, production methods, cultural systems, irrigation and sustainable approaches).
  • Protected agriculture (greenhouse, shade-house, and tunnel).
  • Integrated pest management (weed, insect and disease management).
  • Post-harvest issues (post-harvest physiology and technology).
  • Industry, marketing and trade.
  • Functional use and health (nutraceutical content and adding-value) .



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Meeting location

Enjoy Hotel – Viña del Mar
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María Teresa Pino
María Laura Pérez