Provisional programma ISFC 2020

Thursday 9th of January

Manipulation of everbearers to stear harvest peaks and yielding
Peter Melis, Coordination Research Strawberry, Research center Hoogstraten
New light on raspberry and blackberry production
Kees Weerheim, Crop physiologist, Wageningen University & Research
Winterproduction of blackberries in The Netherlands
Gondy Heijerman, Researcher Softfruit, Delphy
Are new northern highbush blueberry cultivars for you?
Chad Finn, Research Geneticist & Small Fruit Breeder, USDA-ARS
Berryplaza: learn to grow new varieties
Bart Jongenelen, Researcher Strawberries, Delphy
Soft Fruit world development
Tim Newton, Technical Director – Berryworld
Crop Protection against Drosophila Suzukii: What have we learned so far
Bastien Christ, Groupleader - Agroscope
Possible causes of deformed fruits in raspberry
Bastien Christ, Groupleader - Agroscope
Physical means to control powdery mildew
Prof. Dr Arne Stensvand – Goodberry
Flower initiation in strawberry and raspberry
Dr Erika Krüger – Goodberry
Everbeares and junebearers – plantmodels to a higher level
Willem van Eldik, expert Soft Fruit - Delphy
Raspberry/Blackberry/Primo- and Floracane: Biological control and vital plants
Willem van Eldik, expert Soft Fruit - Delphy
“Grower, meet robot”; Picking strawberry with a robot, last innovations
Dr. Ir. Tom Coen, CEO - Octinion
Thrips damage comes on in raspberry and blackberry cultivation, how to protect?
Jurgen Bouveroux, Area Manager Belgium, Biobest
The challenge of staying free from insects, especially whitefly and thrips in strawberry crops.
Guido Roozemond, Consultant, Koppert Biological Systems
Green Forensics, Identification of Soft Fruit Varieties
ing. Daniël Deinum, Research Technician, Research and Development Naktuinbouw

for a list of exhibitors, click here

Field Trip 10th of January 2020

Following the conference, we will organize a field trip on Friday 10th January.
We are now finalizing the program of the Field Trip on Friday. We have already confirmed visits to Berryplaza, Delphy and winter production of blackberries. We will update this page continuously when more topics are confirmed.
Participation to this FIELD TRIP is exclusively for ISFC visitors only and costs € 10,-pp (incl VAT).

Conference Dinner

Join us at the “Conference Dinner 2020”, Thursday 9th January

Like previous years we offer this unique opportunity for guests, speakers and exhibitors to socialize in a fun, informal manner.
The Conference Dinner 2020, will take place on Thursday evening after the conference and will be open for ISFC participants only.

Location & time: The conference dinner will be held at the Van der Valk Hotel in Vught, starting at 19.30 hours.

Tickets: Joining the conference dinner costs € 45,- (incl VAT) per person. Registration is required to obtain access to the conference dinner. You can register for the dinner at the visitor registration form

For hotel details, please check at ‘where to stay’. We will deal with the registrations for the conference dinner in order or receipt.

Travel Info

Direction 1931 Congrescentrum Brabenthallen

1931 Congrescentrum Brabenthallen
Oude Engelenseweg 1
5222 AA `s-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands

By car

1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen is easy to reach by car, it is about a one hour drive from Apeldoorn, Amsterdam, Den Haag, Bergen op Zoom, Venlo, Roermond, Rotterdam and Antwerpen.

1931 has ample parking. There are more than 800 parking spaces on private area. This parking space can be enlarged with the parking area of Brabanthallen event complex.

Furthermore 1931 has 4 electric charging stations for car and bike. You can find these on the parking area, passing the tower on your left side.

Public transport

1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen is on a walking distance of the central station of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. You can reach 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen in about 12 minutes walking from the central station. When you are at the station take the exit ‘Paleiskwartier/Brabanthallen’ and follow the signs ‘Brabanthallen’.

A2 from Utrecht

Follow the instruction to ‘s-Hertogenbosch. When you are at the transition take the A59 in the direction Waalwijk – ‘s-Hertogenbosch Noord Centrum, and follow signs ‘Brabanthallen’. Take the exit ‘s-Hertogenbosch Centrum – Maaspoort – Brabanthallen. After that you take the exit and take the left road to the Maaspoortweg. Follow that road till the Zanduigerstraat, take the first road on your left to the Diezenkade. After that you take the second exit on your right, the Oude Engelenseweg. On your right you will see 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen.

A2 from Eindhoven

Follow the instruction to ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Keep at exit ‘s-Hertogenbosch Centrum the right direction, Tilburg Centrum – ring ‘s-Hertogenbosch West. At the beginning of the village ‘s-Hertogenbosch take the Vughterweg. Keep left to Wilhelminaplein. At Wilhelminaplein go left twice. Follow that road to the Vlijmenseweg. Go right at Onderwijsboulevard. Go straight ahead to stay at the Onderwijsboulevard. Take at the interchange, the second exit to Copernicuslaan. At the Oude Vlijmenseweg go right. Follow that road to the Oude Engelenseweg. On your left you will see 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen.

A2 from Nijmegen

Follow the instruction to ’s-Hertogenbosch – Heesch- Oss on the A-59. Follow the exit Rosmalen – Berlicum – ‘s-Hertogenbosch-Centrum and P+R Transferium. Follow the signs to s-Hertogenbosch – Centrum. Follow that way to De Grote Elst. Follow that way to Stadionlaan. When you arrived at the interchange go straight ahead. Follow that way to Aartshertogenlaan. Stay on that road till you reach the Orthenseweg and go left. Follow that way to Diezebrug. Go right at the Boschdijkstraat. The Boschdijkstraat turns slightly right and becomes Veemarktweg. Follow the road to Oude Engelenseweg. On your right you will see 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen.

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