Lectures will be simultaneously translated in Polish / English / Polish.

Times are for Central European Time (GMT + 01:00)

March 1
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Visiting the exhibition
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Mariusz Podymniak
Hortus Media
Official opening of the Conference
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
Monika Kaluzna PhD
The National Institute of Horticultural Research, Skierniewice/PL
Nursery plant health. What diseases can be transferred to plantations from nurseries?
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM
Mateusz Woźniak Phd
Residue-free fruit and market requirements
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Krzysztof Krupa
Syngenta Polska
Plant protection – starting from the basics
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Anita Kuras PhD
The National Institute of Horticultural Research, Skierniewice/PL
Where do genetic variations come from? Analysis of plants from Poland
3:55 PM - 4:10 PM
Discussion and questions
4:10 PM - 4:50 PM
Coffee break
4:50 PM - 5:15 PM
Mariusz Padewski
Fall Creek/PL
New varieties. What do we already know?
5:15 PM - 5:40 PM
Stanisław Pluta, Phd
The National Institute of Horticultural Research, Skierniewice/PL
Breeding new highbush blueberry varieties – the main limitations of obtaining varieties of the northern type
5:40 PM - 6:05 PM
Fall Creek/USA
Margarita Hernandez-Ellis
The truth about in vitro
6:05 PM - 6:50 PM
Debate – Is the introduction of new varieties a must?
6:50 PM - 6:55 PM
Summary of the first day
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Gala Dinner
Gala Dinner – Mazurkas Hotel
March 2
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Beginning of the Second Day of the Conference
9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Miroslaw Garlinski
Blueberry grower from Doleck/PL
Analysis of the 2021 season. What does the future hold for us?
9:35 AM - 9:55 AM
Mateusz Pilch
BerryGroup, Polish Berry Cooperative/PL
Standardization of plantations. Is it possible?
9:55 AM - 10:15 AM
Michal Wojcieszek
Yara Poland
Rules of proper blueberry fertilization
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Leon Schrijnwerkers
Schrijnwerkers Plants/NL
Leon Schrijnwerkers
Mechanization on blueberry plantations. How to make work more efficient?
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM
Discussion and questions
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Coffee break
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Fumi Takeda PhD
Research Horticulturist (Retired) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Impact of machine harvesting on blueberry quality and machine design modifications for mitigating quality loss
11:55 AM - 12:15 PM
Mariusz Padewski
Fall Creek/ PL
Perspectives of machine harvesting blueberries. How to be well prepared?
12:15 PM - 12:35 PM
Paweł Krawiec PhD
Horti Team/PL
Plantations after hail. Practical conclusions
12:35 PM - 12:55 PM
Bernard Mycielski
Generali AGRO/PL
Climate changes and insurance risks in blueberry cultivation
12:55 PM - 1:30 PM
Maciej Dolata
INSPIRE smarter branding/PL
Small-scale processing and direct sales – growers’ presentations

Roma Leśniewska/Borówka Amerykańska Leśniewscy

Natalia Wasiak/Plantacja Bluebetty

Justyna Kusibab-Mruk/Plantin

Tomasz Duda/Dziki Owoc

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Discussion and questions
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch break
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Daniel Bustamante Canny
Peru Blueberry Growers Association- Proarandanos/Peru
Peru Country Report: Industry Dynamics, Growth Factors, and Social & Environmental Responsibility
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Ed Westerweele
Elifab Solutions/ES
Ed Westerweele
Turnkey Solutions for Blueberry Pack House: High Quality Optical Sorting and Multi-Format Packaging Equipment
3:40 PM - 4:50 PM
Paweł Wawryszczuk
POLANA LTD Blueberry Farms/PL
Emerging production markets in Europe

Production in Poland – Dominika Kozarzewska/Polskie Jagody/Polish Berry Cooperative

Russia – Aleksander Lukjanczenko/Skyberry

Romania -Radu Niculescu/MerryBerry

Ukraine – Taras Bashtannyk/Ukrainian Horticultural Association

Georgia – Ekaterine Vephkvadze/LLC Agritouch

Turkey – Halit Duran PhD/ Investment Office of the Presidency of Turkey

4:50 PM - 5:05 PM
Discussion and summary
5:05 PM - 5:10 PM
End of the Conference