On Tuesday 10. March 2020, Delphy organizes the fourth ‘International Blueberry Conference’ (from 8.30 till 18.00)
This event will unite the many aspects of the European Blueberry industry and create a unique platform for growers and suppliers, advisors and traders. It is a perfect occasion which offers plenty of network opportunities and the chance to benefit from knowledge and experience from all over the world. A select group of specialists will present lectures in which the many aspects of blueberry growing are included. The language of the presentations during the International Blueberry Conference is English. The main issues will also be translated in German.
Exhibition open from 08.30 until 18.00.
A blueberry/horticulture trade event will also be organized parallel to the presentations. The program includes plenty of time for visitors to attend the company stands. The trade fair will also be open during the lectures, so that visitors can decide which event they prefer to attend.
Modern production- as well as propagation companies will be visited during the field day at the 11th of March (with own transport). We will visit the following companies: Driessen Blueberries, Eijking blueberries, Schrijnwerkers, Blueberry Giant, Fall Creek.
Where to stay?
You will find plenty of hotels in and around Horst/Venlo. We did however agree special conditions with Park Hotel Horst where the Conference will take place. If you want to stay in this hotel, you can make your reservation directly by mail to the hotel at firstname.lastname@example.org . Use the code “Blueberry Conference” to profit from the special conditions.
Click on the title for the corresponding presentation
|08.30||Arrival of guests and visit exhibition|
|09.15||Willem van Eldik, Delphy||Opening|
|09.20||Johan Bal, ZLTO||Developments in the past and to expect in the coming future with blueberry growing|
|09.45||Elianne van Esbroeck, Delphy||Smart irrigation powered by QMS in blueberries|
|10.00||Bert Rijk, Dronewerkers||Using drones for knowledge about your plantations|
|10.20||Break + visit exhibition|
|11.00||Julien Boijmans, Kekkilä-BVB||Sustainable blueberry substrate production|
|11.15||Richard Salvage, Maxstim||Maximize blueberry plants ability with the use of Maxstim|
|11.30||Wim Roosen, Dutch Plantin||Growing blueberries on coco-peat|
|11.45||Willem van Eldik, Delphy||Update fertilization and (plant models on) substrates|
|12.00||Lunch + visit exhibition|
|13.30||Ronnie Kersten, Fall Creek||New generation blueberry varieties|
|13.50||Miet Boonen , PC Fruit||Trial results of new blueberry varieties|
|14.10||Laura Bishop, Plant Impact||Inca-treatments to improve the firmness of blueberries|
|14.30||Gondy Heijerman, Delphy||Delphy blueberry trials:
Inca-treatments to improve the firmness of blueberries
The use of controlled released fertilizer in blueberries
|14.50||Break + visit exhibition|
|15.45||Jacobus Hartman, Tessara||Berrisys, laminated sulphur dioxide generating sheet to protect blueberries from postharvest fungal decay, particularly botrytis cinerea|
|16.05||Dr. Puneet Mishra, Wageningen University||Postharvest Technologies and non-destructive measurement to control and monitor blueberry quality|
|16.25||Willem van Eldik, Delphy||Conclusions and fieldtrip|
|16.30||Break + visit exhibition|
|18.00||End of the day|