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Thursday April 15, 2021

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08 pm (CET) ACCREDITATION
08 pm (CET) WELCOME WORDS
09 pm (CET) Current situation of blueberry production in Chile, Peru and Mexico. Challenges, opportunities and future perspectives Andres Armstrong

Director

Cranberry Committee of Chile

09 pm (CET) Current situation of blueberry production in Chile, Peru and Mexico. Challenges, opportunities and future perspectives Miguel Bentín

Director

Proarándanos Peru

General Manager

Valley and Pampa

09 pm (CET) Current situation of blueberry production in Chile, Peru and Mexico. Challenges, opportunities and future perspectives Juan Jose Flores

Director

Aneberries Mexico

10 pm (CET) Question Round
10 pm (CET) COFFEE BREAK
11 pm (CET) Use of rootstocks in blueberries: Research and experiences in the USA. Jeffrey G. Williamson

Professor and Extension Specialist

Horticultural Sciences Department IFAS, University of Florida

12 pm (CET) Grafting in blueberries: Change of variety and other applications of interest. Juan Carlos Garcia Rubio

Researcher

Regional Research and Development Service - SERIDA

13 pm (CET) ROUND OF QUESTIONS
13 pm (CET) LUNCH
14 pm (CET) Important factors in organic and conventional nutrition in the production of deciduous blueberries. Gerard W. Krewer

Extension University of Georgia

International Consultant

15 pm (CET) Use of biostimulants and enhancers of the Soil-Plant system in the cultivation of blueberries and their effect on quality attributes of fruit and plant growth Juan Hirzel

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.

Researcher

INIA International Consultant

16 pm (CET) COFFEE BREAK
16 pm (CET) ROUND OF QUESTIONS
17 pm (CET) Harvest and cooling logistics as a basis for the efficient use of postharvest technologies. Bruno Defilippi

Ing. Agr. Ph.D.

INIA researcher

International Consultant

17 pm (CET) Blueberries with the maximum postharvest potential: Harvest frequencies, weight loss, firmness and dehydration. Claudia moggia

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

Researcher University of Talca

17 pm (CET) Postharvest management to be considered to comply with the export requirements for blueberries. Jessica Rodriguez

Ing. Agr. M.Sc.

Advisor on Postharvest, commercialization and marketing of fresh products

18 pm (CET) ROUND OF QUESTIONS
18 pm (CET) CLOSING OF THE DAY
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News XVIII Seminar Chile 2021
New techniques of grafting in blueberries: "There is the possibility of carrying out the single-trunk culture"

Generally, the only possible alternative for varietal replacement is to start and plant again, with the consequent loss of production for a long time and the great economic cost that this implies. However, every day there are more specialists or experts who, according to their experience in field research, have verified […]

Andres Armstrong

Mr. Armstrong has directed the Blueberry Committee of the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile -ASOEX- for more than 10 years, standing out as a benchmark for analysis of the industry in Chile and the Southern Hemisphere, providing valuable data for the Cranberry production worldwide.

The expert highlights: “Today, there are new competitors, which, supported by new varieties, are producing in areas where it was traditionally not possible to do so. If one looks at the world production of blueberries, we can realize that it has moved from the areas closest to the poles to areas closer to Ecuador. This fact makes there a more stable offer throughout the year, with more stable sales formats and prices too ”

Miguel Bentín

Mr. Miguel Bentin has been part of the board of the Association of Blueberry Producers of Peru PROARANDANOS since its inception. From this platform he has always sought the impulse and projection of the blueberry trade inside and outside this Andean nation.

He has been the General Manager of the company Valle and Pampa for more than a decade, and as the helmsman of the organization he has been able to highlight the agricultural potential of the Province of Pisco. In the area they have been pioneers in hyper-efficient irrigation systems, as well as technologies for sustainable agriculture.

Juan Jose Flores

Parasitologist Agronomist, Graduated from the Autonomous University of Chapingo, Mexico.

He has more than 15 years of experience in national and international regulations and commerce. He currently serves as General Director of the National Association of Exporters of Berries of Mexico (ANEBERRIES) and within his successful management has managed to boost and strengthen the sector he represents.

He has held positions within SENASICA as Deputy Director of International Harmonization and Evaluation and Deputy Director of Exports. He also held coordinator and inspector positions for export or origin verification programs in countries such as Argentina, the United States, and Chile.

For more than 10 years he was an evaluator of the General Directorate of Plant Health for phytosanitary risks associated with international merchandise trade in countries such as the United States, Canada, Holland, South Africa, Peru, among others.

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.

Juan Carlos Garcia Rubio

Researcher at the Regional Agrifood Research and Development Service of the Principality of Asturias (SERIDA).

One of the pioneers in Spain of blueberry cultivation. He has collaborated in numerous small fruit research projects (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and currants) and has given numerous training courses, presentations in technical conferences and seminars.

Author of books and articles of technical dissemination such as "Cranberry cultivation", "Economic study of cranberry cultivation", "Cranberry production cost in Asturias", "Change of variety in cranberry cultivation through grafting", "The Cranberry grafting, operations and times for variety change ”,“ Compatibility and agronomic behavior in inter specific cranberry grafts ”, among others.

In the field of technology transfer, some actions are highlighted, such as those carried out for the companies “Fall Creek Farm and Nursery Inc”, of Oregon and “SB Group” of Chile, mainly on blueberry grafting, as well as consultancies in different projects of Portugal, Morocco, Azerbaijan and China.

Gerard W. 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.

Juan Hirzel

The main research area of ​​Dr. Juan Hirzel is soil fertility, nutrition and plant biostimulation. As a leading researcher at the Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) and as a professor of the Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences of the universities of Talca and Concepción in Chile, he has collaborated in research projects for the development of methodologies for sectorized management of farms, application of techniques of multispectral image analysis to optimize crops, among others. He has also developed tools for decision making in the organic production of blueberries for export, as well as work on the effects of organic fertilizers on the vegetative, nutritional and productive parameters in blueberries.

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