Conference Program

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Coëx (85)

Lirè (49)

13h00 – 22h20

Visit of New Holland

Visit of a blackcurrant farm

Country picnic dinner

Thursday 7th June 2018

Ecole Supèrieure d’Agriculture (Angers)

Les Rosiers sur Loire (49)

8h45 – 22h30

Conference – panel discussion

  • Inventory: world tour of blackcurrant production
  • Economic and technical challenges of blackcurrant production (diseases, pests…)
  • Research and evolution of varieties

Visits – demonstrations

  • Visit of GAEC Ludeau
  • Demonstrations of mechanical weeding
  • Pollination; the key to good fruit-forming

Boat ride discovery

Gala dinner

Friday 8th June 2018

Ecole Supèrieure d’Agriculture (Angers)

8h45 – 18h15

Conference – panel discussion

  • Panorama of the blackcurrant sector in France and in the World
  • World tour of uses and markets of blackcurrants
  • Blackcurrant, a generous “superfruit”: aromas, flavours, colour, health benefits
  • Listening to the needs and expectations of the market
  • Which perspectives for the blackcurrant sector?

Award ceremony of the blackcurrant product competition

Visit of Terra Botanica / Giffard / Meeting of the IBA Agronomy & Plant Breeding Sector Group