On Tuesday 26. February 2019, Delphy organizes the third ‘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 international 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 27th of February (with own transport).
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 -09.15||Arrival of guests and visit exhibtion|
|09.15 – 09.25||Opening trends
Willem van Eldik, Delphy
Ronnie Kersten, Fall Creek Nursery
|09.25 – 10.00||Smart irrigation powered by QMS in blueberries
Rene Bal – Delphy
|10.00 – 10.30||The European certification system for soft fruit plants
Frans Claassen (Nak Tuinbouw)
|10-30 – 11.30||Break + visit exhibition|
|11.30 – 12.00||The correct use of in vitro propagation for high plant quality
Michel van Bennekom – Iribov
|12.00 – 12.30||Mechanical systems for weed control
Maurice Bouwens – Bo-fix systems
|12.30 – 14.15||Lunch + visit exhibition|
|14.15 – 15.00||The (non)sence of biostimulants in blueberries
Mark van der Werf – Koppert
|15.00 – 15.15||Soil treatments to optimize the start of growing
Gondy Heijerman – Delphy
|15.15 – 15.45||Break + visit exhibition|
|15.45 – 16.15||Education the roots to improve your crop
Arlet Dechering – Delphy
|16.15– 16.45||Update fertilization and (plant models on) substrates
Conclusions and explaining field tour
Willem van Eldik, Delphy
|16.45 – 18.00||Break + visit exhibition and departure|