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International Vaccinium Symposium ISHS

AgendaPlease note the official language of the symposium will be English.

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Sunday April 10, 2016
3:00pm - 5:00pm Registration and Poster Set-up
5:00pm  - 7:00pm Welcome Reception
Monday April 11, 2016
7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open
7:00am - 8:00am Morning Refreshments and Poster Set-up
8:00am - 10:00am Opening Session
8:00am Welcome and Convening James Olmstead
8:20am ISHS Welcome Bernadine Strik and
 William Cline
8:40am Introduction of UF and IFAS John Davis and Kevin Folta
9:00am Keynote Address - Vaccinium Phytochemicals Beneficial for Human Health: Bioactivities, Bioavailability, Metabolism and Clearance Nicholi Vorsa
10:00am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 12:00pm Session - Horticulture/Production
10:30am Blueberry Culture in Turkey, Today and in The Future Huseyin Celik
10:45am The Blueberry Industry of China: The Past Ten Years and Future Haiyue Sun
11:00am The Frequency of Freeze Events in Subtropical Blueberry Growing Regions in Florida Elizabeth Conlan 
11:15am Evaluations of Pre- and Postemergence Herbicides for Dodder Management in Cranberry Katherine  Ghantous
11:30am Potential For Commercial UAV Use In Wild Blueberry Production David Percival
11:45am Evaluation of Fruit Quality Traits in Southern Highbush and Rabbiteye Blueberries Rachel Itle
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (Provided)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Session - Entomology
1:00pm Identification of Biorational Insecticides for Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila in Organic Blueberry Production Oscar Liburd
1:15pm Spotted Wing Drosophila in High Elevation and Culturally Significant Vaccinium species in Southwest Washington State and Northwest Oregon Todd Murray 
1:30pm Monitoring and Distribution of Blueberry Gall Midge, Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson, in Rabbiteye Blueberries in Florida Elena Rhodes
1:45pm Blueberry Leaf Scorch: What can be Learned from Other Xylella fastidiosa - mediated Diseases Peter Andersen
2:00pm - 2:30pm Special Session: Celebration of 100 Years of Blueberry
2:00pm Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Highbush Blueberry Domestication - The Contributions of Frederick Vernon Coville and Elizabeth White Charles Mainland and Mark Ehlenfeldt
2:30pm - 3:30pm Poster Viewing Session and Refreshments
3:30pm - 5:00pm Session - Breeding/Genetics/Evaluation
3:30pm Prolific Triploid Production in 4x V. corymbodendron by 2x Section Cyanococcus Crosses Mark Ehlenfeldt
3:45pm Fruit Quality Profiling of Blueberries for Parental Choice in Breeding: Aroma and Texture at Harvest and in Postharvest Lara Giongo
4:00pm Wild Relatives of Blueberries from Vietnam Kim Hummer 
4:15pm Florida Native Blueberries and Their use in Breeding Cultivars Paul Lyrene
4:30pm Microsatellite Markers Assess Genetic Diversity of Wild Southeastern American Vaccinium Nahla Bassil
4:45pm - 5:30pm Stretch Break
5:30pm  - 6:30pm Session - Organic Production
5:30pm The Organic Blueberry Industry in Oregon: Results of In-person, On-site Interviews with Growers in 2015 Javier Fernandez-Salvador
5:45pm Organic Farming Systems in Increasing the Anthocyanin and Vitamin C Content of Rabbiteye Blueberry (Vaccinium ashei Reade var. Tifblue) on a Heavy Soil Girish Panicker

Weed Management Strategies in Long-term Organic Blueberry Production Systems ' Impact of Mulch Type and Weed Control Methods on Plant Growth, Yield, and Economics

Bernadine Strik

Root Production, Distribution, and Turnover in Conventional and Organic Northern Highbush Blueberry Systems

David Bryla
6:30pm  - evening Dinner (Not Provided - Enjoy Orlando!)
Tuesday April 12, 2016
7:00am - 7:30am Morning Refreshments
7:30am - 8:00am Board Buses and Depart Hotel for Field Trip
8:00am - 5:00pm Field Trip (Lunch Provided)
5:00pm - 6:00pm Return to Hotel
6:00pm - evening Dinner (Not Provided - Enjoy Orlando!)
Wednesday April 13, 2016
7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open
7:00am - 8:00am Morning Refreshments
8:00am - 9:30am Session - Plant Pathology
8:00am Management of Exobasidium Leaf and Fruit Spot Disease of Blueberry in the Southeastern United States Renee Allen
8:15am Blueberry Fruit Drop Disease Associated with a Novel Member of the Caulimoviridae Robert Martin
8:30am Potential Global Distribution of Blueberry Twig Blight (Phomopsis vaccinii) Predicted by Two Species Distribution Modeling Approaches Ariena van Bruggen
8:45am Diagnosis and Management of New and Re-Emerging Diseases of Highbush Blueberrries in Michigan Annemiek  Schilder
9:00am National Blueberry Certification Scheme in the United States Ioannis Tzanetakis
9:15am Managing Blueberry Rust under an Evergreen System Melinda Simpson
9:30am - 10:30am Poster Viewing Session
10:30am - 12:00pm Session - Postharvest
10:30am Solar Dehydration of Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) Baldomero Zárate Nicolas
10:45am A New Non-destructive Approach to Assess Bruise of Blueberry Bruises Ries Using Hyperspectral Imaging Changying Li
11:00am Evaluation of Sulfur Dioxide-Generating Pads and Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Control of Postharvest Diseases in Blueberries Seiya Saito
11:15am Prevalence and Incidence of Postharvest Diseases of Blueberries in California Chang-Lin Xiao
11:30am Effects of Prior Freezing Conditions on the Performance in Freeze Drying Process of Blueberry Hien Ngo
11:45am Semi-mechanical Harvesting Platform for Harvesting Blueberries with Fresh-market Quality Fumiomi Takeda
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (Provided)
1:00pm - 3:00pm Session - Horticulture/Production
1:00pm Shoot Orientation and Flushes of Shoot Growth Affects Flower Bud Differentiation and Fruit Quality in ´Jewel´ and ´Star´ Maria Pilar  Bañados
1:15pm Evaluating Tensiometers and Moisture Sensors for Cranberry Irrigation Peter Jeranyama 
1:30pm Mastering Subtropical Central Florida Blueberry Challenges Gerard Krewer
1:45pm Field Trials of Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) in Norwegian Forest Fields Eivind Uleberg
2:00pm Use of Pine Bark in Soil Management of Southern Highbush Blueberries Jeffrey Williamson
2:15pm Maine Wild Blueberry Systems Analysis David Yarborough
2:30pm Water Footprint in Cultivated Blueberries with Drip Irrigation Systems in Concordia, Argentina Alejandro Pannunzio
2:45pm Cane Productivity is Affected by Cane Diameter and Location in Highbush Blueberry Jorge Retamales
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break - Remove Posters
3:30pm - 5:00pm Session - Physiology
3:30pm Influence of Light and Temperature Conditions on Anthocyanin Accumulation in Vaccinium spp. Berries Laura Jaakola
3:45pm Technical Improvement of a New Bioreactor for Large Scale Micropropagation of Blueberries and other Horticultural Crops Margareta Welander
4:00pm Comparison of Nonstructural Carbohydrates across Cranberry Cultivars Lisa DeVetter
4:15pm Emulsions of Long-chain Fatty Acids as Fruit Sizing and Ripening Agents for Gibberellin-A3-treated Rabbiteye Blueberries (Vaccinium virgatum Aiton syn. V. ashei) Blair Sampson
4:30pm Chilling Effect on Three Highbush Blueberry Cultivars Pedro Brás Oliveira 
6:00pm - 9:00pm Evening at the Orlando Science Center
(Includes travel time; busing and walking dinner provided)
Thursday April 14, 2016
7:00am - 11:00am Registration Open
7:00am - 8:00am Morning Refreshments
8:00am - 9:30am Session - Soil/Nutrient Management
8:00am Biochar and Compost Soil Amendments Affect Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Justine Cox
8:15am Physical and Chemical Characterization of Pine Bark for the Production of Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.), in Containers Baldomero Zárate Nicolas
8:30am Assessing Soil Health in Organic Blueberry with the SOLVITA® CO2 Respiration Test  William Sciarappa
8:45am Comparison of Liquid, Granulated, and Controlled Release Fertilizer in Blueberry on Fruit Quality and Growth Erick Smith
9:00am Nitrogen Effectiveness on Blueberry Yield and Quality Jana Apse
9:15am - 10:30am ISHS Berry and Vine Committee Report and 2020 International
 Vaccinium Symposium Proposals
10:30am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:30pm Session - Breeding/Genetics/Evaluation
11:00am Molecular Markers to Identify Morphological and Biochemical Variations in Micropropagated Vacinium Species Samir Debnath
11:15am Dissecting the Blueberry Soil Microbiome to Assess Soil Health James Polashock
11:30am Performance of Recently Released Rabbiteye Blueberry (Vaccinium ashei) Cultivars in Alabama Elina  Coneva
11:45am U.S. Consumer Preference for Blueberry Attributes Chengyan Yue
12:00pm Blueprints for Blueberry: An Update on the Assembly and Annotation of the Blueberry Genome Robert Reid
12:15pm A Botanical Survey of Two Forest Fields, Dominated by European Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.), was made to Examine Changes in Botanical Diversity and Cover Percentage of Species Rolf Nestby
12:30pm - 1:00pm Symposium Closing Comments James Olmstead

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Photo Credits

Left to right photos provided by:

James Olmstead, UF/IFAS, USA Blueberry Harvest

Andrey Sabitov, FEES,VIR, Russia Vaccinium praestans flowers

James Olmstead, UF/IFAS, USA Vaccinium

James Olmstead, UF/IFAS, USA Blueberries close up

Kim Hummer, USDS-ARS, USA, Vaccinium corymbosum

Charles Armstrong , University of Maine Cooperative Extension Vaccinium macrocarpon


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