International Pomology Meeting 2024

Capturing, preserving and using diversity

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  • Date: 27-29.09.2024
  • Place: Eurac Research, Drususallee 1/Viale Druso 1, 39100 – Bozen/Bolzano
  • Typology: Conference

The 21st International Pomology Meeting in South Tyrol will be held under the motto: Capture, preserve and use diversity. In addition to general projects and other types of fruit, the focus will be on pears in particular. In addition to the specialist presentations, the program will be rounded off with tastings, exhibitions and a poster session. The excursion on Sunday leads to traditional orchards and on the trail of the "Birmehl".


Conference Program

Friday 27/09/24


6pm Foyer Auditorium, Eurac Research

Meeting and exchange

Aperitivo and small dinner

Vernissage "Endangered Portraits - Historic Apple and Pear Varieties" by Brigitte Hofherr

Saturday 28/09/24

10am - 11am, Auditorium

Breeding and varietal innovation on pear at CREA Research Centre for Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops - Giuseppina Caracciolo (CREA Forlì - Italien)

Italian pear cultivation is characterized by the predominance of some well-known and consumer-appreciated old varieties (Abate Fétel, William, Conference, Coscia, Decana del Comizio, Kaiser). The pear breeding program carried out by the department of Forlì of CREA Research Centre for Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops aims to achieve a varietal innovation that follow the consumer's preferences. The focus is therefore on the organoleptic quality of the fruit and the agronomic characteristics of the plant. In particular, research is increasingly directed toward a higher environmental sustainability. Varieties from the ancient pear germplasm having some interesting agronomic and organoleptic characteristics are also used as part of this breeding program.

11am - 11.30am, Foyer Auditorium

Coffee Break

11.30am - 12.30am, Auditorium

Uncommon Fruits Gregor Božič (Pomologe und Regisseur - Slowenien)

Exploring the influence of traditional fruit varieties and ancient fruit trees on local culture, with a focus on their impact on landscape perception, aesthetics, and imagination. Research has been conducted in Slovenia, Italy, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Bosnia, Japan, and the USA.

12.30am - 2pm, Foyer Auditorium

Lunch Break

2.00pm - 2.30pm, Auditorium

Edelkastanie und Vinschger Marille: Anbau und Versuchstätigkeiten in Südtirol Irene Perli und Massimo Zago (VZ Laimburg – Südtirol)

2.30pm - 2.45pm, Auditorium

Obst-Monitoring Österreich Bernd Kajtna (Arche Noah - Österreich)

2.45pm - 3pm, Auditorium


3pm - 4pm


4pm - 4.15pm, Auditorium

Bearbeitung der Sortengruppen Brünnerlinge und Graue Renetten Martina Schmidthaler (AG Pomologie – Österreich)

4.15pm - 4.30pm, Auditorium

Den Birnen auf der Spur – eine Rekonstruktion aus Überlieferungen und genetischen Analysen Anna Dalbosco (Fructus - Schweiz)

4.30pm - 4.45pm, Auditorium

Red flesh pear: Analysis of a wide European germplasm collection Lorenzo Bergonzoni (Universität Bologna - Italien)

4.45pm - 5pm, Auditorium


5pm - 5.15pm

Presentation IPT 2025

2pm - 5pm, Foyer 1 - 3

Poster Session

Submission until 31.07.2024 to: philipp.bodner@eurac.edu

2pm - 5pm, Foyer 1 - 3


2pm - 5pm, Seminar rooms 1,2,3


Sunday 29/09/24

Excursion to Verdings and Birmehl festival


We are looking forward to receive your posters about pomology or extensive orchards. Submission until 31.07.2024 to: philipp.bodner@eurac.edu


Registration until 31.07.2024, following this LINK

Please note that all participants must register separately. It is not possible to register more than one person.

Participation fee: Early Birds 140€, regular price 200€ (incl. participation in lectures and supporting program, aperitivo and small dinner on Friday, coffee break, lunch and dinner on Saturday, bus transfer on Sunday; excl. accommodation)

Accomodation and Arrival:

Accommodation is to be organized by the participants themselves.

How to get to Bolzano/Bozen:

Getting to Bolzano

By train Getting to Bolzano by train is easy, as there are good train connections with major cities north and south of the Alps. Bolzano train station is located in the city center, just a ten-minute walk from the headquarters of Eurac Research and the main hotels.

  • Munich - Bolzano: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Vienna - Bolzano: 6.5 hours
  • Innsbruck - Bolzano: 2 hours
  • Verona - Bolzano: 1.5 hours

With the Flixbus Plan your route! Enter your departure and arrival points at: https://www.flixbus.de/.

By car

  • Brenner highway A22 exit Bozen-Süd/Nord
  • State road SS 12 from Trento or from the Brenner Pass
  • State road SS 38 from the Reschen Pass Ask if there is a parking lot at your accommodation. Otherwise there are also large, centrally located parking garages (Parcheggio Bolzano Centro, Parcheggion Piazza Walther)

Cab Cabs can be found at the train station, the airport and other busy locations. Call the service 10 minutes before you need it, and the cab will usually arrive within 5 minutes. Phone: +39 0471 98 11 11

Public transportation Plan your route! Enter your departure and arrival point at: www.suedtirolmobil.info/de/

Information on accommodation:

Recommended accommodation: Goldenstern TownhouseSingle room without breakfast from 118,00€ per night Within 15 minutes walking distancehttps://www.goldenstern.it/

Parkhotel MondscheinSingle room without breakfast from 145,00€ per nightWithin 15 minutes walking distance https://www.parkhotelmondschein.com/de

Hotel Post Gries Single room with breakfast from €120.00 (€105 without breakfast) per night Within 20 minutes walking distancehttps://www.hotel-post-gries.com/de/

Hotel FeichterSingle room from 105,00€ per nightWithin 15 minutes walking distance https://www.hotelfeichter.it/de/feichter-hotel-in-bozen-zentrum Albergo Trattoria HoferSingle room with breakfast 79,00€ per nightWithin 15-20 minutes walking distance https://www.hoferbz.com/de/

Bolzano Youth Hostel Single room with breakfast 45,00€ per night, 2-4-bed room with breakfast 32,00€ per nightWithin 15 minutes walking distance https://www.jugendherberge.bz/de/bozen/jugendherberge/

Further accommodation: Hotel Figl Single room without breakfast from 96,00€ per night Within 15 minutes walking distance https://www.figl.net/de/

Kolping House Bolzano Single room with breakfast from 85,00€ per night Within 7 minutes walking distance https://www.kolpingbozen.it/

Hotel Adria Single room with breakfast from 70,00€ per night Within 15 minutes walking distance https://www.hoteladria-bz.it/?langHAA=de

Hotel Ariston Single room with breakfast from 99,00€ per night Within 10 minutes walking distance https://hotelaristonbz.com/

Pension Lichtenburg Nals Single room with breakfast 53,00€ per night Reachable in 50 minutes by bus, 20 minutes by car https://pension.lichtenburg.it/

Further accommodation under:


German and English


For further information about the conference and for registration for the poster session, please contact

Philipp Bodner philipp.bodner@eurac.edu Tel.: +39 0471 055 731

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