Join us at the VII International Blueberry Conference 2019


International Blueberry Conference 2019
Term: 7-8 March
Location: Jachranka, Hotel Warszawianka ****

Participants: 700+

Admission: paid, after registration
Themes: blueberries storage, bran shaping, new pathogens of blueberry and others.
On the second day of event a trip to a blueberry plantation is arranged. Demonstration of pruning and equipment exhibition will be organized on the spot.

The 7th International Highbush Blueberry Conference will be held on 7th and 8th March 2019 in Jachranka (Warszawianka Hotel ****). This international level event brings together not only growers from Poland, Europe and all across the world, but also companies operating in the blueberry branch. In the previous 2018 edition there were 950 participants and 70 companies decided to organize their stands. Taking this numbers into account, as well as the importance of shared information it is justified to conclude that it is the most significant event in the sector worldwide.

The Blueberry Conference offers a chance to meet growers from Poland and other European countries. There were 190 people from 19 foreign countries present last year. Majority of them come from such countries as Ukraine, Belarus or Lithuania. Each year there are many guest from Germany, Netherlands, Serbia, Romania, UK and other states. The Blueberry Conference is a field of knowledge exchange and a good occasion to meet others and establish valuable relations which will bring benefits in the future. Official Gala Dinner held after the first day may help with that. It is attended by exhibitors, speakers and growers. Simultaneous interpretation service (English/Polish, Polish/English) will be provided.

Participation in the conference: €80
Participation in the conference + dinner: €150

Payment in EURO:

IBAN: PL 32 1160 2202 0000 0003 7087 7206



Most important information

  • Registration has already started. Admission to the Conference is paid and must be preceded by the earlier registration. To do this, click this link.
  • Explore the branch by participating in official dinner concluding the first day of the Conference. It will give you an opportunity to talk, discuss and establish relations which may evolve into better business prospects.
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  • Simultaneous interpretation service (English/Polish, Polish/English) will be provided.
  • Accommodation at the hotel based on individual booking for password “Blueberry Conference”

Hotel Warszawianka Centrum Kongresowe Sp. z o.o.
Jachranka 77, 05-140 Serock

Individual reservations
Phone no.: +48 22 768 90 00
fax: +48 22 768 94 90

Programme of the International Highbush Blueberry Conference in 2019

7st March, 2019

8.00-9.00 Registration of participants

9.00 – Welcome to the 2018 Highbush Blueberry Conference 2019

9.15-9.40 The weed’s problem on blueberry plantations – dr Paweł Krawiec, HortiTeam Poland

9.40-10.05  Shoot dying of the high-bush blueberry – reasons and possibilities to control on plantations – Joanna Puławska PhD, profesor IO, mgr inż. Anna Poniatowska, mgr Monika Michalecka; Head Research Institute of Horticulture, Poland

10.05 -10.25 Protection of the blueberry in accordance with actual market requirements –Kamil Jeziorek PhD, Syngenta Poland

10.25-10.50 – Blueberry fruit production costs based on 20 years of grower’s experience – Mirosław Garliński, Plantation in Doleck, Poland

10.50- 11.05 Discussion

11.05-11.40 Coffee break

11.40-12.05 Machine harvesting of blueberries in the USA: Current status and development of equipment and machines to harvest blueberries with fresh market quality – Fumiomi Takeda, PhD, Research Horticulturist USDA Agricultural Research Service, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, USA

12.05-12.25 Fertilizing highbush blueberry in the conditions of a changing climate – Jarosław Barszczewski, Yara Poland

12.25 – 13.00 – Water and its importance in the fertilization of highbush blueberries – Mariusz Padewski, adviser, Poland

13.00 – 13.20 Selection of blueberry cultivars for plantations and actual market requirements – Andrea Pergher, Fall Creek Farm and Nursery Europe

13.20-13.45 The impact of pruning on the quality of blueberry fruit. Do we prune all varieties the same? – Ron Marshall, Delphy – United Kingdom

13.45 – 14.00 Discussion

14.00 -15.00 Lunch Break

15.00-15.25 Techniques of detecting damaged fruit harvested by machines during preparation for sale – Fumiomi Takeda, PhD Research Horticulturist USDA Agricultural Research Service, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, USA

15.25 – 15.50 The potential future of blueberry market in Europe and in the world – Hans Liekens,  Fall Creek Farm and Nursery Europe SRL

15.50 – 16.15 The success of the campaign „Summer with blueberries”. Trends and plans for the promotion 2019 – Katarzyna Grzegrzółka-Parafiniuk – Polish Blueberry Promotion Foundation; Maciej Dolata –  INSPIRE smarter branding, Poland

16.15 – 16.40 The current situation in the blueberry production in China – Assoc. Prof. Head Research Institute of Horticulture – Skierniewice, Poland

16.40 -17.05 Ukraine – a new player on the European blueberry market. Current situation and prospects for the future – Taras Bashtannyk, Ukrainian Berry LLC

17.05 -17.20 Discussion

17.20 -17.50 Debate – COOPERATION, or how to get partners in a blueberry business? – moderator Maciej Dolata,  INSPIRE smarter branding, Poland

8th March, 2019

Outdoor meeting at a plantation: pruning demonstrations, machine shows, workshops related to setting up plantations (access about 60 km, by own transport)

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