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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West central Michigan blueberry growers receive heads up

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 »

Gall wasp management guidelines in blueberries for 2017

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 »

Use gibberellin to increase blueberry fruit set

Gibberellin (GA) is naturally produced by blueberry seeds. In well-pollinated berries, GA is abundant and promotes normal berry growth. Without poll... more »

Naturipe celebrates 100th anniversary

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 »

SWD, IPM workshop set for Latino blueberry growers

Latino blueberry growers are invited to a spotted wing drosophila (SWD) and integrated pest management training and pesticide applicator certification... more »

Michigan small fruit takes a hit from frost

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 »

Seven named to first Michigan Blueberry Commission

Not surprisingly, southwest Michigan appointees comprise the initial Michigan Blueberry Commission. Created on May 1 after a vote by the state’s... more »

Berries thrive in high tunnels, but beware of pests

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 for scouting mummy berry in blueberries

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 genetics go global

Oregon Blueberry Farms and Nursery has appointed Global Plant Genetics to manage its blueberry genetics internationally. The company has been breeding... more »


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