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Thursday, June 27, 2019




07:00 - 08:00 Accreditation and Welcome
08:00 - 09:05 Physiological concepts for the production of blueberries: light-shadow, coordination of aerial-radical growth, considerations for handling. Jorge Retamales

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.

International Researcher and Consultant

09:05 - 10:10 Management of blueberries with low cold requirements in Florida: Pruning, necessary characteristics in new varieties and use of rootstocks. Jeffrey G. Williamson

Professor and Extension Specialist

Horticultural Sciences Department IFAS, University of Florida

10:10 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:20 Question Round
11:20 - 12:20 Nutritional tools to obtain quality blueberries. Juan Hirzel

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.


INIA International Consultant

12:20 - 13:00 Organic and conventional nutrition in the production of blueberries "deciduous and evergreen". Gerard W. Krewer

Extension University of Georgia

International Consultant

13:00 - 14:20 Lunch.
14:20 - 14:40 Round of questions
14:40 - 15:20 Mechanized harvest of blueberries: is it an option for the fresh fruit market? Kathryn Van Weerdhuizen

Market Manager

Oxbo International Corporation

15:20 - 15:50 The impact of technology on the blueberry process: Innovation, quality and efficiency. Case Study (Costa de Huelva). Bartolomé Fernandez Corner

Managing Director

SCA Costa de Huelva

Nour Abdrabbo

Commercial manager


María del Carmen Salas

Ing. Agr. Ph.D.

researcher and

PhD professor

University of Almería

16:40 - 17:10 Coffee Break
17:20 - 18:10 Production of blueberries under hedges: antecedents, considerations and management. Richard M. Bastias

Ing. Agr. Ph.D.

Associate Professor Fruit Production

University of Concepcion, Chile

18:10 - 18:35 Growth regulators in blueberries with low cold requirements: GA3, CPPU, Dormex. Gerard W. Krewer

Extension University of Georgia

International Consultant

18:35 - 18:55 Question Round
18:55 - 19:00 Closing of the Conference
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