Michigan researchers are on the forefront of work being done to offset the continuing onslaught of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on commercial blueberries. But the relative newness of the pest – and... more
When a series of tornadoes with winds reaching in excess of 130 miles per hour ripped through southern and central Michigan in August, a blueberry operation nea... more
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Spring frosts caused some damage to blueberries and strawberries but no significant impact will be observed on most berry crops in west central Michig... more »
In the past few years, blueberry stem gall wasp has become more common in some Michigan blueberry fields, and Michigan State University researchers ha... more »
Gibberellin (GA) is naturally produced by blueberry seeds. In well-pollinated berries, GA is abundant and promotes normal berry growth. Without poll... more »
Naturipe Farms celebrated its one hundred year anniversary with the growers and staff of one of the company’s partner-owners, Naturipe Berry Growers... more »
Latino blueberry growers are invited to a spotted wing drosophila (SWD) and integrated pest management training and pesticide applicator certification... more »
West central Michigan has seen a number of days with temperatures dropping to the low 30s causing significant damage to small fruit crops, mainly to b... more »
Not surprisingly, southwest Michigan appointees comprise the initial Michigan Blueberry Commission.
Created on May 1 after a vote by the state’s... more »
A University of Arkansas study has found that using high tunnels in berry production can increase yields, extend the harvest season and improve fruit ... more »
Now is the time to scout under your blueberry bushes for mummy berry mummies. Michigan State University Extension advises scouting in “hot spots” ... more »
Oregon Blueberry Farms and Nursery has appointed Global Plant Genetics to manage its blueberry genetics internationally. The company has been breeding... more »