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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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07 pm (CET) Clearance
07 pm (CET) Welcome Blueberries Consulting
08 pm (CET) Development of the European market, trends and business forecasts. Hans Liekens

Commercial Manager EMEA

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

08 pm (CET) Main international blueberry markets: dynamics and skills. Federico Beltran

General Manager

Terra Business SAC

09 pm (CET) Blueberry genetic improvement in the world: Progress, difficulties and opportunities. James hancock

Professor Emeritus

Dpt. of Horticulture Michigan State Univ.

09 pm (CET) Coffee Break
10 pm (CET) Round of questions
10 pm (CET) Building a Global Blueberry Breeding Program: The Berry Blue LLC Experience. James hancock

Professor Emeritus

Dpt. of Horticulture Michigan State Univ.

11 pm (CET) Genetic breeding in tall bush blueberry: who is doing it and what are the challenges and purposes of a public breeding program. Chad Finn

Research Geneticist

US Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Research Service

11 pm (CET) Hydroponic production in blueberries: Key aspects of management, criteria to consider, monitoring and control of the crop. María del Carmen Salas

Ing. Agr. Ph.D.

Professor Doctorate

University of Almería

Protected Agriculture

12 pm (CET) Irrigation planning, estimation of water requirements and its relation to growth and development in blueberry plants. David Bryla

Research Horticulturist

US Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Research Service

13 pm (CET) Lunch Box.
14 pm (CET) Question Round
14 pm (CET) Factors to consider in the elaboration of nutritional programs to obtain quality blueberries. Practical cases. Juan Hirzel

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.


INIA International Consultant

15 pm (CET) Vegetable biostimulants, innovation for sustainable crop production. Patrick Du Jardin

Ing. Agr. Ph.D.

Plant Biology Unit

Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech University of Liège

16 pm (CET) Coffee Break
17 pm (CET) Foliar fertilization: Environmental, physiological and management factors that affect the permanence, penetration and translocation of nutrients. Heiner Goldbach

Ph.D. (Dr.rer.agr.)

Professor of Plant Nutrition

INRES - University of Bonn

18 pm (CET) Current and potential uses of growth regulators in blueberry production. Jorge Retamales

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.

International Researcher and Consultant

18 pm (CET) Question Round
19 pm (CET) Closing of the Conference
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