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Thursday April 19, 2018




08:00 - 08:35 Home Accreditation - Inauguration
08:35 - 09:25 Current situation and commercial opportunities for the Chilean blueberry in the European market. Holger Brandt

Director of International Business Development


09:30 - 10:15 Bilberry diseases: Analysis of the season from the phytopathological point of view. Andres France

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.


INIA researcher

International Consultant

10:15 - 11:05 Coffee Break
11:05 - 11:55 Factors to consider in the development of nutritional programs to obtain quality fruit. Case studies in South, Central - South and North Central areas of Chile. Juan Hirzel

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.


INIA International Consultant

12:00 - 13:10 Round table: Use of meshes in blueberries: effects on the development of the plant, quantity and quality of fruit. Jorge Retamales

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.

International Researcher and Consultant

Erick smith

BS Agr. BS Ph.D. in Horticulture


University of Georgia

Jose Ignacio Covarrubias

Ing. Agr. MS.

Dr. Researcher

University of Chile

13:10 - 14:40 Lunch.
14:40 - 15:00 Question Round
15:05 - 15:50 Water management based on the physiology of the blueberry to maximize its production and quality. Rodrigo Ferreyra

Ing. Agr.

Technical & R&D Manager

Morph2o Latin America

15:55 - 16:45 Calcium: physiology and effects on fruit quality. Jorge Retamales

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.

International Researcher and Consultant

16:45 - 17:35 Coffee Break
17:35 - 18:55 Round table: Firmness of the fruit, economic importance, factors and management. Bruno Defilippi

Ing. Agr. Ph.D.

INIA researcher

International Consultant

Reinaldo Campos

Ing. Agr. Ph.D.



Claudia moggia

Ing. Agr. M.Sc. Ph.D.

Researcher University of Talca

Paul A Kiger

Ing. Agr. MS.

Quality Assurance Manager

Driscoll's South America

19:00 - 19:20 Round of questions
19:20 - 19:30 Closing of the Conference
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News X Seminar Chile 2018
Visit of China's Customs Minister brings significant progress for bilateral agricultural and livestock trade between China and Chile

Very good news for the Chilean fruit export sector, and other national agricultural products, was delivered during the official visit of the Minister of Customs of the People's Republic of China, Ni Yuefeng, to Chile. Among the agreements signed, the renewal of the requirements for the transport of fresh fruits in cold stores stands out […]


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