- Comunication

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Symposium will be delayed at 4-6 October 2021
and will be organized in a hybrid format.
The symposium will be held in the Locorotondo (BARI) location with physical presence of the participants.
For those who cannot attend the Symposium in person, there is the option to participate online.

- 2st 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 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

Please use ROSA system to upload the paper. You can access the system from this webpage:

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


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