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Friday, February 21, 2020 / Week 08

Programme

Opening times

Themes

Rapporteurs

8:00 - 8:30ACCREDITATION
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8:30 - 8:45WELCOME WORDS
8:45 - 9:15Cranberry business overview: Markets and competitionsFederico Beltrán
General Manager
Terra Business SAC
9:15 - 10:00Blueberry genetic improvement: Advances, difficulties and opportunities for PeruPatricio Muñoz
Leader of University Florida Blueberry Breeding Program.
Horticultural Sciences Department IFAS
10:00 - 10:50COFFEE BREAK
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10:50 - 11:45Management of blueberries with low cold requirements in Florida: Characteristics of new varieties, pruning, driving and use of rootstocksJeffrey G. Williamson
Professor and Extension Specialist
Horticultural Sciences Department
IFAS, University of Florida
11:45 - 12:35Use of dormex in subtropical blueberry production: “evergreen” and “deciduous” systems
Gerard W. Krewer
Extension University of Georgia
International Consultant
12:35 - 13:35Relationships between nutrients and their effects on fruit quality in blueberriesSamuel Roman
Ing. Agr. M.Sc.
Nutrition Specialist
Applied Vegetable
International Consultant
13:35 - 15:00LUNCH
Lunch Box.
15:00 - 15:20ROUND OF QUESTIONS
Question Round
15:20 - 16:10Keys and benefits of the integral management of microorganisms in the cultivation of blueberries
Felix Fernandez
Lic. Microbiology, PhD. in Agricultural Sciences
R&D Director
Symborg
16:10 - 16:50Organic nutrition in the production of "green evergreen" blueberries
Gerard W. Krewer
Extension University of Georgia
International Consultant
16:50 - 17:40COFFEE BREAK
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17:40 - 18:45The varietal and cold chain importance in blueberries for the choice of the destination marketLuis Luchsinger L.
Ing. Agr., Ph.D.
Postharvest and Cold Chain Specialist
International Consultant
Associate Prof. U. of Chile
18:45 - 18:55ROUND OF QUESTIONS
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18:55 - 19:00CLOSING OF THE DAY

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Mr. Gerard Krewer

Dr. Gerard Krewer of the extension department of the University of Georgia, advisor and international consultant. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Georgia and a pH.D from Clemson University.

He was a fruit extension specialist at the University of Georgia from 1984 to 2011, when the blueberry industry in Georgia increased from 600 to 8.000 hectares. He then developed and ran an organic blueberry farm for 8 years in Woodbine, Georgia.
He is currently a consultant for more than 1.000 hectares of blueberries, mainly in the southeastern United States.

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Mr. Jeffrey G. Williamson

Professor and Extension Specialist of the Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, United States.
Among the research areas in which he has participated is: Horticulture of small fruits and improving efficiency in blueberry production practices. Among its publications we can highlight: application of new technologies to transform blueberry harvest, vegetative and reproductive behavior of blueberry cultivars with the use of rootstocks, mechanized harvesting and post-harvest storage of cultivars using rootstocks, use of irrigation for frost protection , effect of time and intensity of summer pruning, role of blueberry growth regulators, among others.
In 2010 he obtained the presidential gold medal awarded by the horticultural society of the state of Florida.
In 2018 he won the specialist of the year award, recognition granted by the Florida County Association of Agricultural Agents.

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Mr. Félix Fernández

PhD in Agricultural Sciences of the Agricultural University of Havana, Cuba. Member of the International Mycorrhizal Society of London, researcher and international advisor and director of R & D & I of the international company Symborg.
Within his scientific and technological experience, he has participated in several R & D & I projects, among them the “optimization of water nutrients from commercial biopreparations of mycorrhizal fungi in crops of agricultural interest”, of the University of Murcia Spain and "The physiological and nutritional basis of in vitro mycorrhization".
Among the awards obtained, the following stand out:

  • 2009 Entrepreneur Award, by the Institute of Development of the Region of Murcia, Spain.
  • ECOMIC, MICORRÍZICO BIOFERTILIZER FOR GENERAL USE by the Ministry of Agriculture of Havana, Cuba.
  • The National Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba, "THE MICORRÍZICA SYMBIOSIS" by the Ministry of Higher Education.
  • The National Order of Scientific Merit "CARLOS J. FINLAY" from Havana, Cuba.

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