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First day Thursday, May 30, 2019




08:00 - 08:30 Accreditation and Welcome
08:30 - 09:15 Pests of quarantine importance for blueberries under surveillance by the Mexican Federal Government and Aneberries. José Abel López Buenfil

Agricultural Engineer specialized in Agricultural Parasitology



09:15 - 10:00 The importance of traceability and visibility of the supply chain. Juan Pablo Avendaño

Ing. Agr. Sales and Support Representative

South America Harvest Mark

10:00 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:10 Round of question Morning Session
11:10 - 12:00 Irrigation planning, estimation of water requirements and their relationship with the growth and yield potential of blueberry plants. David Bryla

Research Horticulturist

US Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Research Service

12:00 - 13:00 Hydroponic production in blueberries: Criteria to consider, monitoring and control of the crop. Part II María del Carmen Salas

Ing. Agr. Ph.D.

Professor Doctorate

University of Almería

Protected Agriculture

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch.
14:30 - 14:50 Question Round
14:50 - 15:40 Quality and condition of the fruit: Importance of harvest and packaging logistics in the commercialization of blueberries. Bruno Defilippi

Ing. Agr. Ph.D.

INIA researcher

International Consultant

15:40 - 16:40 Relationship between nutrients and nutritional tools to obtain quality blueberries. Juan Hirzel

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.


INIA International Consultant

16:40 - 17:30 Coffee Break
18:15 - 18:40 Current situation of blueberry production in Mexico, challenges and opportunities. Vision of Aneberries. Aldo Mares



18:15 - 18:40 Question Round
18:40 - 18:45 Closing of the Conference
Second day Friday, May 31, 2019




08:45 - 09:00 Accreditation and Welcome
09:00 - 09:40 Production curves for the Mexican blueberry. Clemente Sandoval

Production director

Hortifrut Mexico

09:40 - 10:30 Importance of Boron and Zinc: functions, absorption and translocation of microelements. Heiner Goldbach

Ph.D. (Dr.rer.agr.)

Professor of Plant Nutrition

INRES - University of Bonn

10:30 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:20 Calcium: physiology and effects on fruit quality. Jorge Retamales

Ing. Agr. MS. Ph.D.

International Researcher and Consultant

12:20 - 13:10 Work environment in Mexico: Current situation and challenges for the growth of the blueberry industry. Mario Steta

VP and General Manager LATAM


13:10 - 13:30 Question Round
13:30 - 13:40 Closing of the Conference
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