Agenda

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

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

The program is under preparation

March 7
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Official opening of the Conference
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM
Dr. Monika Kaluzna
National Institute of Horticultural Research in Skierniewice, Poland
Protection of blueberry plantations against diseases – current recommendations
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Mirosław Garliński
Blueberry plantation in Doleck / Poland
Is it worth investing? Investment profitability analysis, based on own experience
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Michał Wojcieszek
Yara Poland
How to improve the effectiveness of fertigation in blueberry? It’s not that difficult
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
dr David R. Bryla
Research Horticulturist, United States Department of Agriculture/USA
Management techniques to optimize soil pH and nutrient availability in organic plantings
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Summary and discussion
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Coffee break
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Dr. Dariusz Paszko
University of Life Sciences, Lublin / Poland
Why 10 tons? Production profitability for various plantation models (introduction to the debate)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Moderator: Dominika Kozarzewska
Polskie Jagody
10 tons per hectare is no longer enough – debate

Participants:

  • Leon Schrijnwerkers / Netherlands,
  • Andrzej Trela ​​/ Poland,
  • Krzysztof Zabowka / Poland
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
Dr. Paweł Krawiec
Horti Team/Poland
Are innovations needed? Novelties included in the Blueberry Factory project
12:50 PM - 1:10 AM
Anna Sierpińska
Climate science / Poland
Climate change challenges in horticulture
1:10 AM - 1:30 AM
Krzysztof Krupa
Syngenta Polska
The evolution of blueberry protection in response to growing market requirements
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Dr David R. Bryla
Research Horticulturist, United States Department of Agriculture/USA
Strategies for mitigating heat damage in blueberry fruit
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Summary and discussion
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Lunch break
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Przemyslaw Kapka
Osmia Future/ Poland
Optimal use of pollinating insects
3:55 PM - 4:15 PM
Teun Leenders
Fall Creek Farm / Netharlands
Changes on the variety market. Why are they needed?
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Laura Vignoli
Unitec S.P.A./Włochy
UNIQ systems for the internal quality selection of your blueberries. Taste sorting as never before
4:15 PM - 4:40 PM
Dominika Kozarzewska
Core Team/Polskie Jagody/Polska
What decisions can we make today to ensure that the Polish blueberry industry will be thriving in 2030?
5:00 PM - 5:25 PM
Wiesław Brzozowy
Fieldstone /Polska
How to effectively recruit workers for plantations. Is only money important?
5:25 PM - 6:00 PM
Dr. Bruno Defilippi Bruzzone
Centro Regional de Investigación INIA La Platina /Chile
Maintaining the quality of blueberries after harvest and the possibility of long-term storage
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Summary and discussion
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM
End of the Conference part
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Mazurkas Hotel
Gala Dinner
March 8
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Arrival at the plantation

Blueberry plantation in Doleck (near Skierniewice)

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Anna Kowalska and Mirosław Garlinski
Beginning of the meeting and welcoming participants
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
Leon Schrijnwerkers
Schrijnwerkers Plants, Netherlands
Pruning demonstrations – group 1
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Marcin Wereszczuk
Fall Creek, Poland
Pruning demonstration – group 2
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Tractors, sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, plantation care devices
Demonstration of machines for maintaing of blueberry plantations
12:40 PM - 1:40 PM
Technology presentation
Replacing plants with different varieties – demonstration of technology for clearing old plantings
1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Discussions
Refreshments – a hot meal
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
End of the workshop