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

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

March 1
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Official opening of the Conference
9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Dr. Wojciech Piotrowski
National Institute of Horticultural Research in Skierniewice, Poland
Do we already know everything about blueberry pests? Observations and conclusions from recent years
9:35 AM - 9:55 AM
Bartłomiej Drzazga
Timac Agro Poland
Plant response to stress factors. Possibilities of effective prevention in the fight for the highest quality
9:55 AM - 10:15 AM
Prof. dr. Joanna Puławska
National Institute of Horticultural Research in Skierniewice, Poland
How to effectively control the most important/severe blueberry diseases?
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Krzysztof Krupa
Syngenta Poland
Blueberry sustainable protection program
10:35 AM - 10:55 AM
Mariusz Padewski
Fall Creek, Poland
Trends in cultivation, or how to get more from a hectare
10:55 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coffee break
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
dr Paweł Krawiec
Horti Team/Poland
The first evaluation/assessment of blueberry cultivars in the Blueberry Factory project
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
Michał Wojcieszek
Yara Poland
Proper selection of nutrients guarantees a good crop/fruit yield
12:40 PM - 1:00 PM
prof. Lara Giongo
Edmund Mach Foundation, Włochy
Quality evaluations and requirements at harvest and postharvest for new cultivars of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.)
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Marcin Wereszczuk
Fall Creek, Poland
Fall Creek Collection – data about new varieties
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Taras Bashtannyk
Ukrainian Horticultural Association, UHA
What about blueberry cultivation in Ukraine? Current state and potential for further development.
1:40 PM - 1:50 PM
1:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch break
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Conducting a debate – Dominika Kozarzewska
Polish Berry Cooperative/Berry Core Team, Poland
Debate – Who will pick blueberries in Europe?
3:30 PM - 3:40 PM
Dominika Kozarzewska
Polish Berry Cooperative/Berry Core Team, Poland
International Blueberry Organization Conference – we invite you to Poland
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Maciej Dolata
INSPIRE smarter branding, Time for Polish Superfruits! Poland
Why is the blueberry world visiting Poland? It’s time for 9 answers
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Krzysztof Żabówka
Daifressh Berry, Poland
Cost control as a way to higher profits
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Laura Vignoli
Unitec, Italy
Sorting technologies to support blueberry supply chain
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Thomas Drahorad
NCX Drahorad, Italy
Blueberry market in Europe. Current customer requirements and directions of evolution
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
David Bryla, PhD
Research Horticulturist at the USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Production and Genetic Improvement Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Fertigation and soil management of blueberries: tips for successful production
5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Felix Koschnick
LWK Niedersachsen, Germany
Weed Management in Blueberries without Glyphosate. Short Summary about Project HeiNo (Off Type)
5:50 PM - 6:00 PM
Discussion and summary
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM
Closing remarks
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Gala Dinner
Gala Dinner – Mazurkas Hotel
March 2
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Arrival at the plantation

BOKOBrzeska Wola (near Białobrzegi nad Pilica)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Start of the workshop
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Mariusz Padewski & Marcin Wereszczuk
Fall Creek, Poland
Workshop on the practical blueberry pruning
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Leon Schrijnwerkers
Schrijnwerkers Plants, Netherlands
Workshop on the practical blueberry pruning
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Tractors, sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, plantation care devices
Demonstration of machines for maintaing of blueberry plantations
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Adam Kostrzewa
Plantacja BOKO
Visiting the packaging and cold store with an overview of the blueberry sorting line
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Refreshments – a hot meal & discussions
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
End of the workshop