To celebrate the start of the 2018 berry season we are holding a berry seminar combined with a tour of our new glasshouse facilities and strawberry research unit. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Event Time 9.30am
Venue Teagasc, Ashtown, Dublin 15

9.30am Refreshments
9.50am Opening of the seminar by Chairman of the Irish Soft Fruit Growers Association
Gary McCarthy
10.00am Getting the best production and quality from the CIV (Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti) strawberry varieties – A European wide perspective
Johaan Aelterman, Idris Consulting, Antwerp, Belgium
10.30am The increasing threat of Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) to the Irish soft fruit industry
Dr. Michael Gaffney, Teagasc
11.00am The latest developments in the soft fruit propagation industry. Latest varieties to suit Irish growers
Kees Van Griessen, Van Den Elzen Plants, Erp, The Netherlands
11.30am Promotional campaigns for the Irish berry grower in 2018
Lorcan Bourke, Bord Bia
12.00pm Visit to the new state of the art glasshouse unit and to new strawberry research trial on ‘Malling Centenary’ Open discussion
Dr. Eamonn Kehoe, Teagasc
12.45pm Close ofthe seminar by Teagasc Head of Horticulture
Dermot Callaghan

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