Symposium Presentation

The tree crop nursery sector is going to face big challenges in the near future to meet an increasingly high demand for certified plants, from the genetic and health point of view, suited to very different environmental and growth conditions. To address this high international demand for plant material at sustainable costs, the nursery industry will need new infrastructures and equipment to support more precise management practices. Plant production systems need to be flexible and reliable; lines of plant material should be grown on artificial substrates, since they are low cost and do not harm the environment but should be also able to sustain plant growth in the nursery, improve plant tolerance to long distance transportation, decrease post planting stress in the field, ensure food security and environmental and social sustainability.

One big challenge will be to maintain these properties when plants are grown in small containers: the use of small containers would decrease the costs of production and transportation but, at the same time, would increase the occurrence of abiotic and biotic stress. Mycorrhiza technologies, by exploiting natural symbiotic relationships, can increase plants tolerance to abiotic stress, the main challenge to plant survival both in the nursery and in the post-planting period in the field.

Tree crop genetic and health certification allows safe international trading, in order to prevent and contrast phythosanitary emergencies, aspect that is being of strategic relevance at global level.

The symposium will focus, for large part, on the above mentioned aspects.



1st Circular

The tree crop nursery sector is going to face big challenges in the near future to meet an increasingly high demand for certified plants, from the genetic and health point of view, suited to very different environmental and growth conditions. To address this high international demand for plant material at sustainable costs, the nursery industry will need new infrastructures and equipment to support more precise management practices. Plant production systems need to be flexible and reliable; lines of plant material should be grown on artificial substrates, since they are low cost and do not harm the environment but should be also able to sustain plant growth in the nursery, improve plant tolerance to long distance transportation, decrease post planting stress in the field, ensure food security and environmental and social sustainability.

One big challenge will be to maintain these properties when plants are grown in small containers: the use of small containers would decrease the costs of production and transportation but, at the same time, would increase the occurrence of abiotic and biotic stress. Mycorrhiza technologies, by exploiting natural symbiotic relationships, can increase plants tolerance to abiotic stress, the main challenge to plant survival both in the nursery and in the post-planting period in the field.

Tree crop genetic and health certification allows safe international trading, in order to prevent and contrast phythosanitary emergencies, aspect that is being of strategic relevance at global level.

The symposium will focus, for large part, on the above mentioned aspects.



2nd Circular

Dear Colleague,

as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to reschedule the meeting from September 28-30, 2020, to October 4-6, 2021 in hybrid form. The I CERTFRUIT Symposium will be held in Bari (Southern Italy) at CRSFA in Locorotondo, with the co-organization of the Italian Society for Horticultural Science (SOI).

The symposium will consist of a three-day scientific program, and a two-day post-congress tour of the following topics:

    1. Genetic and sanitary certification of plant propagating material

    2. Methods and technologies for plant propagation and growing

    3. Nursery management and production

    4. Plant breeding rights, exchange and movement of plant propagating material

    5. Agronomical behaviour of propagated fruit trees

The event will be open to all involved in the research, teaching, and extension community, as well as producers and marketers involved in the nursery industry. The goal is to promote international cooperation and dissemination of the latest information regarding certificated fruit tree.

We encourage you to visit the symposium website, available at www.certfruit2020.org and follow updates for deadlines. Remember that the manuscripts should be as concise as possible in order to reduce to a minimum the number of pages of Acta Horticulturae. As a general rule, the maximum recommended length of an invited paper is 16 pages and of a submitted oral, or poster paper is 8 pages, including figures and tables. An average page of text will contain about 500 words. You can download the paper format at the following webpage https://www.ishs.org/authors.

Please use ROSA system to upload the paper. You can access the system from this webpage:https://www.ishs.org/symposium/607.

Please read the instruction carefully and follow them. If you follow the instruction from the beginning, we will save a lot of time in the review process. You are aware of the new policy of ISHS. They are asking the Acta Hort. book just after the Symposium.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. The Organizing Committee wishes you, your families, and friends good health over the coming weeks and months.

Stay safe and take care,

Salvatore Camposeo, Tiziano Caruso, Vito Nicola Savino

Conveners

1st International Symposium on Plant Propagation, Nursery Organization and Management for the Production of Certified Fruit Tree



Conveners

Division's Members Temperate Tree Nuts della ISHS.

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Prof. Camposeo Salvatore

Associate Professor of Fruit Tree Crop
University of Bari - Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science
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Prof. Caruso Tiziano

Full Professor of Fruit Tree Crop
University of Palermo - Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences
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Prof. Savino Vito Nicola

Full Professor of Plant Pathology
University of Bari - Department of Soil, Plant and Food Science


HONOR COMMITTEE

Giuseppe Blasi – Department Head of the MIPAAF (Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies)

Donato Pentassuglia – Councilor for Agriculture of the Apulia Region

Massimo Tagliavini – President of the SOI (Italian Society of Horticulture Science)


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Donato Boscia - CNR - Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Bari

Antonio Cardone – LAG Valle d’Itria, Locorotondo (Bari)

Luigi Catalano – SOI, Italian Society of Horticulture Science

Giandomenico Consalvo – CIVI-Italia, Rome

Giannicola D’Amico – LAG Valle d’Itria, Locorotondo (Bari)

Crescenza Dongiovanni – CRSFA Basile Caramia, Locorotondo (Bari)

Giuseppe Maggi – Fondazione ITS Agroalimentare Puglia, Locorotondo (Bari)

Franco Nigro – University of Bari

Maria Grazia Piepoli – Fondazione ITS Agroalimentare Puglia, Locorotondo (Bari)

Giuseppe Sortino – University of Palermo

Luigi Trotta – Agricultural Department of the Apulian Region

Pasquale Venerito – CRSFA Basile Caramia, Locorotondo (Bari)

G. Alessandro Vivaldi – University of Bari


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Catarina Bairrao Balula – International Olive Council, Madrid (Spain)

Daniele Bassi – University of Milano (Italy)

Giovanna Bottalico – University of Bari (Italy)

Emilia Caboni - CREA OFA, Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops Research Centre,.. (Italy)

Jorge M. Canhoto – University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Marco Cardoni – CAV, Tebano (Italy)

Elia Choueri – Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (Lebanon)

Michele Digiaro – CIHEAM, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute, Valenzano (Italy)

Francesco Faggioli – CREA DC, Plant Pathology Research Center for Plant protection and Certification,.. (Italy)

Alessandra Gentile – University of Catania (Italy)

Walter Guerra – Laimburg Research Centre, Bolzano (Italy)

Darab Hassani - Ministry of Agriculture - Temperate Fruits Research Center, Horticultural Science Res. Inst., Karaj (Iran)

Maurizio Lambardi – CNR, Institute of Bioeconomy, Florence (Italy)

Irina Mitrofanova – Nikita Botanical Garden, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russia)

Antonio Olmos - Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Moncada (Spain)

Francoise Petter - European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)

Stefania Pollastro – University of Bari (Italy)

John E. Preece - National Clonal Germplasm Repository, USDA-ARS, Davis, CA (USA)

Eddo Rugini – University of Viterbo (Italy)

John van Ruiten –Inspection Service for Horticulture (the Netherlands)

Claudia Ruta - University of Bari (Italy)

Maria Saponari - CNR - Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Bari (Italy)

Silvia Ten Have Lopez – Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes (France)

Yaseen Thaer - FAO

Ignazio Verde – CREA OFA, Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops Research Centre,.. (Italy)

Michelle Wirthensohne –University of Adelaide (Australia)

Mustafa Zemzami - Domaines Agricoles, Unité de contrôle des Plantes, Rabat (Morocco)

Zhou Zouquejri - Research Institute of Pomology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (China)


ORGANISING SECRETARIAT

Rosanna Cardone – CRSFA Basile Caramia, Locorotondo-Bari (Italia)

Ornella Galasso – LAG Valle d’Itria, Locorotondo-Bari (Italia)

Annalisa Guida – Fondazione ITS Agroalimentare Puglia, Locorotondo-Bari (Italia)

Enrico Liano – DISAAT, University of Bari (Italy)

Antonella Mandolla – Fondazione ITS Agroalimentare Puglia, Locorotondo-Bari (Italia)

Barbara Novelli – CIVI (Italia)

Donato Palmisano – CRSFA Basile Caramia, Locorotondo-Bari (Italia)

Maria Pinto – CRSFA Basile Caramia, Locorotondo-Bari (Italia)

Antonella Saponari – CRSFA Basile Caramia, Locorotondo-Bari (Italia)

Giacomo Trisciuzzi– Fondazione ITS Agroalimentare Puglia, Locorotondo-Bari (Italia)

Venue

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The Centre of Research, Experimentation and Formation in Agriculture "Basile Caramia" (CRSFA) is a no-profit organization, established July 22, 1987. Since March 9, 2004 is recorded in the Registry National Research Council of the Ministry of Education, University and Research.Is a member of the European Association, based in Brussels, which includes among its member schools and organizations belonging to various European countries involved in formation training in agriculture and aims at the development of common arrangements for training in the field of agriculture.
In accordance with Art. 6 of the Statute, the CRSFA pursues research, testing, training, demonstration and dissemination in the field of agriculture and, among others, it shall:
-adopt suitable measures to characterize genetic and sanitary germplasm of agricultural interest;
- promote knowledge of fruit tree plant varieties through participation in specific research programs and the joint development of orientation varietals;
- ensuring biodiversity through the implementation of projects aimed at the recovery, conservation and enhancement of ecotypes of fruit tree species (citrus, fig, stone fruit, olive, pear, grapes, …).
The CRSFA, which relies on its staff of qualified technicians collaborated in the design and implementation of numerous projects of research and development as a subject leader or partner on issues relating to the agricultural sector in the broadest sense of the term and particular insights on certification of nursery productions.
The CRSFA has accredited laboratories: Laboratory for Diagnosis phytopathology; Analysis Laboratory Agribusiness and Agro-environmental laboratory.
The skills acquired and the availability of cells (refrigeration and climate), temperature-controlled greenhouses, tunnels acclimatization, greenhouses mesh insect-proof, allowed the CRSFA also perform many delegated activities.
The CRSFA obtained from MiPAF delegation the construction and operation of the National Citrus Incremental Section, the Region of Apulia, in the activities of premultiply citrus, prunoidee, olive trees and vines, support activities for the Regional Plant Protection Service and to establish at CRSFA the Concertation Committee for the enhancement of regional viticulture nursery.
The activity is stationed on the territory of the region in different sections Operative (S.O.) in different vocation to meet the requirements of the different species in climatic premultiplication. Each S.O. has fields and facilities, provided by the technical protocols for the various species, suitable for farming, the conduct of them other plants cat. "Base" and nursery activity for the production of drill collars cat. "Base" (grafted and frank foot), as well as the production of potted rootstocks cat. "Base" bred in vitro.