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Saturday April 04, 2020 / Week 14

XIII International Blueberry Seminar Spain 2018

30 October 2018

Hotel Meliá Avenida América - Madrid, Spain

In the framework of continuous expansion that has been experiencing the cultivation of blueberries worldwide in terms of surfaces and interest of consumption, specifying us in Spain, where historically the province of Huelva has stood out as the area of ​​greatest productive boom of this fruit, which has been developing towards other agricultural areas of the country and regions of Europe. For this reason, the 2nd edition of international seminars organized by Blueberries Consulting in Spain, will be held in Madrid on October 30 of this year. This city is the strategic meeting point capable of bringing together the north and south of the country, as well as other European actors in this area, providing direct advice from international experts and researchers to the decision-making tables.

This meeting is part of the second cycle of activities of the year 2018 and is aimed at producers, exporters, professionals, consultants, researchers and authorities of public or private entities related to the production and export of blueberries.

It will have the participation of leading national and international exhibitors and will be the appropriate instance for attendees to resolve and raise concerns to specialists, thus being able to discuss topics of interest, study and analyze how the market for this fruit has developed International level in recent times, as well as discuss about the genetic improvement of some varieties, nutrition issues, growth regulators, biostimulants and the importance of irrigation in the development of this crop.

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Opening timesThemesRapporteurs
7:00-7:45ACCREDITATION
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7:45-8:00Welcome Blueberries Consulting
Blueberries Consulting
8:00-8:30European market development, trends and trade forecastsMr. Hans Liekens
Commercial Manager EMEA
Fall Creek Farm & Nursery
Belgium
8:30-9:00Main international blueberry markets: dynamics and competencesMr. Federico Beltrán
General Manager
Terra Business SAC
Peru
9:00-9:45Genetic improvement of blueberries in the world: Advances, difficulties and opportunitiesMr. James Hancock
Professor Emeritus
Dpt. of Horticulture
Michigan State Univ.
USA
9:45-10:35COFFEE BREAK
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10:35-10:50Round of questions
Question Round
10:50-11:20Construction of a global blueberry genetic improvement program: The experience of Berry Blue LLCMr. James Hancock
Professor Emeritus
Dpt. of Horticulture
Michigan State Univ.
USA
11:20-11:55Genetic improvement in tall bush blueberry: who is doing it and what are the challenges and purposes of a public breeding programMr. Chad Finn
Research Geneticist
US Department of Agriculture
Agriculture Research Service
USA
11:55-12:40Hydroponic production in blueberries: Key aspects of management, criteria to consider, monitoring and control of the crop.Mrs. María del Carmen Salas
Ing. Agr. Ph.D.
Professor Doctorate
Protected Agriculture
University of Almería
Spain
12:40-13:30Irrigation planning, estimation of water requirements and its relation to growth and development in blueberry plants.
Mr. David Bryla
Research Horticulturist
US Department of Agriculture
Agriculture Research Service
USA
13:30-14:30LUNCH
Lunch Box.
14:30-14:50Round of questions
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14:50-15:40Factors to consider in the elaboration of nutritional programs to obtain quality blueberries. Practical cases.
Mr. Juan Hirzel.
Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.
Researcher INIA, Chile
International Consultant
Chile
15:40-16:30Vegetable biostimulants, innovation for sustainable crop production.
Mr. Patrick Du Jardin
Ing. Agr. Ph.D.
Plant Biology Unit
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
University of Liège
Belgium
16:30-17:10COFFEE BREAK
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17:10-18:00Foliar fertilization: Environmental, physiological and management factors that affect the permanence, penetration and translocation of nutrients.
Mr. Heiner Goldbach
Ph.D. (Dr.rer.agr.)
Professor of Plant Nutrition
INRES - University of Bonn
Germany
18:00-18:50Current and potential uses of growth regulators in blueberry production.
Mr. Jorge Retamales.
Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.
Researcher
International Consultant
Chile
18:50-19:20Round of questions
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19:20-19:30CLOSING OF THE DAY

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