Andrejs Brūvelis

Born in 1957.


1986  Latvian Agricultural Academy, forestry engineer

2007  Latvian University, master of  environment  science

Language skills:

Latvian – native speaker

Russian – near native

English – good working knowledge

Swedish – basic communication


Activities  within seabuckthorn:

1984-1989  Collective farm „Uzvara”, introduction, evaluation and cultivation of seabuckthorn varieties

1991 - working in Sweden, Balsgard Fruit Breeding institute, performing research about seabuckthorn vegetative propagation.  Results are published in the annual  of 1990-1991 „Forokning av havtorn med vedartade sticklingar”. Balsgard, Verksamhetsberattelse

1999 - consulting  seabuckthorn researchers in Canada, British Columbia, Summerland  Research and Development  Centre about establishing of seabuckthorn plantations and developing of manual fruit shaker „Woodpecker-1”.

2003 - advisor of Estonian seabuckthorns growers association „A-Mari”.

From 2005 member of board of the Latvian Association of fruit growers, leader of seabuckthorn department.

Owner of seabuckthorn nursery of young plants , producing 200 000 plants annually,

Breeder of three seabuckthorn varieties  widely grown in orchards of Baltic states and Canada, Quebec.

Created a gentle  cut-harvest pruning method for sensitive and developed seabuckthorn varieties.

2014  together with Dalija Segliņa written a book  „Seabuckthorn”.

About 20 articles about seabuckthorn written in different Latvian journals. Held lectures in Sweden and Poland about growing of seabuckthorn.





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