Blueberries

Learning curve steep for controlling spread of SWD

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

True Blue Farms bouncing back from tornado damage

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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Blueberry cooperative MBG Marketing goes global

MBG Marketing – The Blueberry People has taken a step into the global foods market by establishing MB GLOBAL FOODS. Doing so will complement MBG Mar... more »

Michigan producers approve blueberry research program

Michigan’s blueberry producers have approved a referendum establishing a Michigan Blueberry Research & Education Program. This program w... more »

Hancock Foods reaches settlement with EPA

The owner of a blueberry processing facility in Hancock, Maine, has come into compliance with federal requirements designed to protect the public and ... more »

Obituary: James Moore

James N. Moore, who in 1964 established the fruit breeding program within the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, died Jan. 22. He ... more »

2017 NW Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

Tree fruit, grapes and berries were the focus of the 2017 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, held Jan. 17-18 at the Grand Traverse Resort. ... more »

USHBC kicks off new consumer campaign

Many U.S. consumers believe blueberries are only in season May through August. With the goal of changing those perceptions, the U.S. Highbush Blueberr... more »

Key introduces new VERYX digital sorters for berries

Key Technology introduces VERYX digital sorters for fresh and frozen berries. According to Key, VERYX maximizes sorting accuracy with innovative mecha... more »

TunnelBerries projects offers tips on berry production with tunnels

National demand for fresh raspberries and strawberries is growing, but most berries purchased in Michigan are grown in other states or countries. Grow... more »

GK Machine blueberry harvester receives AE50 award

GK Machine’s Berry Transport was just recognized with an AE50 award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).... more »

New members appointed to US Highbush Blueberry Council

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed 13 members and their alternates to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council to serve three-year terms of of... more »


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