Blueberries

Astin Farms expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading strawberry growers. Always looking to the future, As... more

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 ... more

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Blueberry growers plan mechanical harvester seminar

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) met Oct. 11-13 at Grand Rapids for their 2017 fall meeting... more »

Trevor Nichols Research Center Field Day

A Sept. 26 field day at Michigan State University's Trevor Nichols Research Center focussed on pesticides and organic pest treatments for challenges s... more »

Growers scramble to rebuild in hurricanes’ wake

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have sent specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast scrambling to rebuild their operations. It’s bee... more »

Don’t neglect late-season irrigation of blueberries

It is natural to slow down and relax after blueberry harvest. However, blueberry bushes are producing the flower buds for next year right now. Many sh... more »

Florida system launch planned by Bee Vectoring Technologies

Mississauga, Ontario-based Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) has provided details on its launch plan for the BVT System for the Florida market. The lau... more »

West central Michigan small fruit production mixed

The blueberry harvest is coming to an end at southwest Michigan’s blueberry fields but a limited amount of hand and machine harvesting still continu... more »

True Blue Farms recovers from 2016 tornado damage

A year after a tornado ripped through True Blue Farms, facilities have been rebuilt and the farm has had a good crop. On Aug. 20, 2016, co-owner Shell... more »

Institute forms European Blueberry Breeding Consortium

A Blueberry Breeding Consortium including members from three European countries held its inaugural meeting at the James Hutton Institute in Du... more »

Wild blueberry growers in Maine face smaller crop

Like so many of Maine’s seasonal industries, the wild blueberry business flourishes or flounders with the weather. And this year, Prof. David E. Yar... more »

Vertrees promoted to new position at Naturipe Farms

Naturipe Farms  has promoted  Brian Vertrees to Director of Business Development-West. In this new role, Vertrees will focus on providing additional... more »


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