"Sustainable Orchard Management in a changing environment"

2-3 May 2022

University Residential Centre of Bertinoro

The course will be held in English. A total of 30 places are available for PhD (or post-doctoral) students, as well as 30 places for professionals.

A total of 10 seminars are scheduled, focusing on the main topics related to sustainable orchard management and interactive activities for PhD students, professionals and lecturers. The programme will be managed and coordinated by the University of Bologna, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and the Marche Polytechnic University, with the participation of international speakers and cherry tree specialists.

The topics covered will include biotechnologies and varietal innovation, physiology of the cherry fruit (from field to table), foliage and roots, precision management, microclimate control, covering systems and breeding techniques, nutrition and irrigation, and how to use labour efficiently.

Costs: € 300 for professionals and € 150 for PhD students and post-PhD research felllows.

Fees include:

1 May 2022 overnight stay;
2 May 2022 full board;
3 May 2022 half board;

In the evening of May 3, the participants of the International Cherry Symposium (4 May 2022 - Rimini Expo Centre) will be provided with a transfer to Rimini at the end of the lessons.
The overnight accommodation on 3 May is to be considered at the expense of the participant; for further information on hotel accommodation, contact the hospitality partner at


The course will be held in English.

Places Available

30 places available for PhD students and research fellows post-PhD
30 for professionals

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