The two days Berry school will include lectures from international experts on the following topics:

  • Quantitative genetics, MAS and genomic selection
  • New breeding techniques
  • Environmental effects on plant growth and development, and adaptation of production to climate change
  • Plant physiology and nursery/crop planning
  • Pest and disease control
  • Fruit quality (sensorial/nutritional/nutraceutical) and consumer science
  • Field visit to UPM breeding program

BERRY SCHOOL ANCONA – DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE – MARCHE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY (D3A-UPM)

Training course on berry science and technology

The school will be held at the Department of Agriculture (D3A) of the Polytechnic University of Marche campus (see building 6 on the map) and will include a visit to the D3A-UPM Strawberry field.

The program will be defined by the scientific committee and will be addressed to students, young scientists and technical staff from public institutions or enterprises and will focus on basic and applies scientific knowledges related to strawberry production.

Program
Thursday May 6th.

9:00 Prof. Steve Knapp – Director of the Strawberry breeding program – Department of Plant Science – University of California Davis (USA)
Quantitative genetics, MAS and genomic selection

10:30 Prof. Bruno Mezzetti – Università Politecnica delle Marche
New breeding techniques applied to strawberry

12:00 discussion – Lunch

14:30 Prof. Anita Sønsteby – NIBIO, Norsk institutt for bioøkonomi / Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Environmental effects on plant growth and development, and adaptation of production to climate change

16:00 Prof. Davide Neri – Università Politecnica delle Marche
Plant physiology and nursery/crop planning

18:30 Prof. Ioannis Tzanetakis – Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology – Division of Agriculture – University of Arkansas
Plant quality to improve pest and disease control

Friday May 7th.

8:30 Prof. Sonia Osorio Algar – Profesor Titular de Universidad de Malaga – Mejora genética y Biotecnologia
Metabolomic approaches to determine plant quality

10:00 Prof. Maurizio Battino – Università Politecnica delle Marche
Strawberry and consumer health

11:30 Dott. Stefano Predieri – CNR – Bologna
Consumer science applied to valorize strawberry fruit

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Field visit to D3A-UPM breeding program