3-4 March 2021


Dear Colleagues,

we inform you that, due to the recent developments related to the coronavirus, we decided to organise the IV International Symposium on Woody Ornamentals of the Temperate Zone in on-line format rather than in presence. The date remains unchanged, 3-4 March 2021. The on-line platform will include scientific sessions, virtual visits to industry and chat rooms. Delegates have the option to hold either pre-recorded or on-line presentations. All presentations will be available on-demand, thus do not necessarily need to be followed livestream. The symposia will reflect the many exciting achievements in woody ornamental plants through a strong academic-industry research partnership.

Please find below the new symposium information on registration. Registration allows accessing to all the on-line platform benefits. All the contributions will be published on Acta Horticulturae.   

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have already submitted their manuscripts and were planning to attend the Symposium. We wish that going on-line with our symposium is finding your undivided support and that we can continue to count on your participation.

We hope to see you soon in 2021.


Best regards,

Valentina Scariot and Gabriele Beccaro


WOTZ2020 Scientific


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  • Gabriele BECCARO - University of Torino (Italy)

  • Margherita BERUTO - Chair ISHS Division Ornamental Plants (Italy)

  • Laurent CRESPEL - Agrocampus Ouest (France)

  • Stefania DE PASCALE - Chair ISHS Division Protected Cultivation and Soilless Culture (Italy)

  • Francesco FERRINI - University of Firenze (Italy)

  • Vladimiro GUARNACCIA - Agroinnova (Italy)

  • Takashi HANDA - Meiji University (Japan)

  • Jelle HIEMSTRA - Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands)

  • Stan HOKANSON - University of Minnesota (USA)

  • Nobuo KOBAYASHI - Shimane University (Japan)

  • Francesco ORSINI - Chair ISHS Division Landscape and Urban Horticulture (Italy)

  • Barbara RUFFONI - CREA (Italy)

  • Valentina SCARIOT - University of Torino (Italy)

  • Johan VAN HUYLENBROEK - Flanders research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (Belgium)

  • Marie-Christine VAN LABEKE - Ghent University (Belgium)

  • Traud WINKELMAN - University of Hannover (Germany)

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WOTZ2020 Organising


  • Gabriele BECCAROUniversity of Torino (Italy)

  • Valeria BIANCIOTTONational Research Council of Italy (Italy)

  • Matteo CASER - University of Torino (Italy)

  • Sonia DEMASIUniversity of Torino (Italy)

  • Marco DEVECCHI University of Torino (Italy)

  • Dario DONNOUniversity of Torino (Italy)

  • Nicole FALLAUniversity of Torino (Italy)

  • Walter GAINOUniversity of Torino (Italy)

  • Daniela MARINONIUniversity of Torino (Italy)

  • Valentina SCARIOTUniversity of Torino (Italy)

Registration & Abstract Submission

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: September 15th, 2020
Full paper submission deadline: November 15th, 2020


ISHS Member                     350€

SOI Member*                     425€

ISHS + SOI Member*       325€

Non-ISHS Member          450€

Student                                 100€

*Members of the Italian Society of Horticulture (SOI) will benefit of a 25 € discount.

Member and Non-Member Fees include:

  • Attendance to the scientific sessions

  • Password to access to the congress materials

  • 1 copy of the proceedings published in Acta Horticulturae


Student Fees include:

  • Attendance to the scientific sessions

  • Password to access to the congress materials

Guidelines for registration

Students, including PhD, need to send a letter of presentation, signed by their relevant PhD Coordinator or course Director when completing the registration form to info@orghort.it.




Full payment must be made in advance via bank transfer, or online via Paypal or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). All payments must be processed in euros. Please note: all expenses related to the transfer of fees must be paid by the participant. The admission to the IV International Symposium on Woody Ornamentals of the Temperate Zone cannot be guaranteed unless full payment has been received. Where payment is still pending or delayed, registrants will be asked to pay the outstanding amount upon arrival.




Bank account holder:

            Società di Ortoflorofrutticoltura Italiana

            Viale delle Idee, 30

            50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI) – ITALY



            Intesa San Paolo

            IBAN CODE: IT 27 Q 03069 18488 10000 0008151

            BIC Swift: BCITITMM

            REASON: WO2020 - first name and last name (e.g., WO2020 John Smith)

Payment via Paypal

            Log into your Paypal account and choose “Send money”.

            Beneficiary ID: E-mail segreteria@soishs.org

            REASON: WO2020 - first name and last name (e.g., WO2020 John Smith)


Cancellation Policy
Cancellation is allowed with a refund similar to the difference to the new registration fee. A request from participants should be provided within one month of receiving the Organising Committee notification email; no refunds will be considered later than that time. Nevertheless, you may reassign your registration to another colleague free of charge.


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WOTZ2020 Program

March 2021

03 Wed

Opening Ceremony

Session 1: Genetic resources, conservation and breeding

Session 2: Nursery techniques and plant production

Business meeting 

04 Thu

Session 3: Climate change, pest and diseases 

Session 4: Multifunctionality and ecosystem services

Closing and Award Ceremony