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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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 »

Blueberry growers urged to take stock of SWD pressure

Blueberry harvest is in full swing in Michigan all counties. Fruit is of excellent quality and flavor but growers need to pay attention to spotted win... more »

Apples, blueberries drive organic rise in Washington state

It’s hard for much to make the news other than politics these days.  But the world keeps on turning, we keep on eating, and growers keep trying t... more »

Study: Children, adults differ on sweetness of fruits

Most children want their food to taste sweet. So, do you want your child to eat a candy bar or fruit when they have a snack? A team of researchers fro... more »

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 straw... more »

2017 Fruit Crop Guesstimate shows frost impact

The 2017 Fruit Crop Guesstimate, presented by Fruit Growers News and the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, offered a new educational experienc... more »

Breeding better blueberries at North Carolina State University

It’s blueberry season in North Carolina, a time when the market for the fresh, locally grown fruit surges. At NC State University, Hamid Ashrafi is ... more »


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