Giarre (CT), 2-5 March 2021


Dear Colleagues,

we are sorry to inform you that, due to the recent developments related to the coronavirus, we decided to postpone the IV International Symposium on Woody Ornamentals of the Temperate Zone to 2-5 March 2021. The Symposium will take place in Giarre (CT) together with the VIII International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture (https://www.luh2021.it/ ). The combined symposia will reflect the many exciting achievements in landscape, urban horticultural science, and woody ornamental plants through a strong academic-industry research partnership.


Please find below the new symposium deadlines and information on registration. Registration allows to access both to WOTZ2020 and LUH2021 scientific sections.

If you wish to cancel your registration, you will also be informed as soon as possible how to request a refund.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have submitted their abstracts and manuscripts and were planning to attend the Symposium. We are looking to keep the submitted papers in the case you wish to participate to the Symposium in 2021.

We hope to see you soon in 2021.


Best regards,

Valentina Scariot and Gabriele Beccaro


WOTZ2020 Scientific


  • 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)

  • Maria Lodovica GULLINO - 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)

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

Registration: early bird before September 15th, 2020
Abstract submission deadline: September 15th, 2020
Full paper submission deadline: December 15th, 2020

                                          Early bird    Regular 

ISHS Member                   450€            600€

SOI Member*                     525€            675€

ISHS + SOI Member*       430€           575€

Non-ISHS Member          550€           700€

Student                                200€           250€

Accompanying person  150€             150€

Gala Dinner                           50€              60€

*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

  • Congress materials

  • Coffee breaks and lunches during the scientific sessions

  • Technical Tour

  • 1 copy of the proceedings published in Acta Horticulturae


Student Fees include:

  • Attendance to the scientific sessions

  • Congress materials

  • Coffee breaks and lunches during the scientific sessions

  • Technical Tour

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.


Payments should be made by International bank transfer. As an alternative you can pay either cash or with credit card at the Symposium registration desk. Early bird registration to the Conference will only be completed upon receiving registration fees before September 15th 2020. Only pre-registration before that date will not be considered as full registration to the Symposium.

Please note: all expenses related to fees transfer must be paid by the participant.

When payment is still pending or delayed, registrants will be asked to pay the outstanding amount upon arrival.
Bank details (soon available)


Cancellation Policy
Cancellation is allowed with full refund minus an administrative charge of 50 Euros when a notification is provided before January 15th 2021; no refunds will be considered later than that date. Nevertheless, you may re-assign your registration to another colleague free of charge.

NOTE: full refund in case of persistent travel restrictions.


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2 - 5 March 2021
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WOTZ2020 Program

March 2021

Cooming soon!

02 Tue

Registration - Welcome Cocktail

03 Wed

Opening Ceremony

Session 1: Genetic resources, conservation and breeding

Session 2: Nursery techniques and plant production

04 Thu

Session 3: Climate change, pest and diseases 

Session 4: Multifunctionality and ecosystem services

05 Fri

Closing Ceremony - Technical visit