Fruit firmness, one of the topics to be discussed at the X Blueberries Chile 2018 Seminar

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

ScheduleThemesRapporteurs
8:00 - 8:35START ACCREDITATION - OPENING
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8:35 - 9:25Current situation and business opportunities for Chilean blueberries in the European marketMr Holger Brandt
Director of International Business Development
SanLucar
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9:30 - 10:15Blueberry diseases: Analysis of the season from the phytopathological point of viewMr. Andrés France.
Ing. Agr. M.Sc. Ph.D.
Phytopathologist, INIA Researcher
International Consultant
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10:15 - 11:05COFFEE BREAK
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11:05 - 11:55Factors to consider in the elaboration of nutritional programs to obtain quality fruit. Practical cases in South, Central-South and North-Central areas of Chile.Mr. Juan Hirzel.
Ing. Agr. M.Sc.
Researcher INIA, Chile
International Consultant
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12:00 - 13:10Round table: Use of nets in blueberries: effects on the development of the plant, quantity and quality of fruitMr. Jorge Retamales.
Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.
Researcher
International Consultant

Mr. Eric Smith
BS Agr. BS Ph. D. in Horticulture
Researcher University of Georgia

Mr. José Ignacio Covarrubias
Ing. Agr. M.Sc. Dr.
Researcher U of Chile
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13:10 - 14:40LUNCH
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14:40 - 15:00Round of questions tomorrow
Question Round
15:05 - 15:50Water management based on blueberry physiology to maximize production and qualityMr. Rodrigo Ferreyra
Ing. Agr.
Technical & R&D Manager
Morph2o Latin America
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15:55 - 16:45Calcium: physiology and effects
as fruit

Mr. Jorge Retamales.
Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.
Researcher
International Consultant
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16:45 - 17:35COFFEE BREAK
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17:35 - 18:55Round table: Firmness of the fruit, economic importance, factors and managementMr. Bruno Defilippi
Ing. Agr. Ph.D.
INIA researcher
International Consultant

Mr. Reinaldo Campos
Ing. Agr. Ph.D.
Researcher, UNAB

Mrs. Claudia Moggia
Ing. Agr. M.Sc. Ph.D. Researcher, U of Talca

Mr. Pablo A. Kiger
Ing. Agr. M.Sc.
Quality Assurance Manager Driscoll's South America
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19:00 - 19:20Afternoon round of questions
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19:20 - 19:30CLOSING OF THE DAY

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