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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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 »

Matrix SG supplemental label approved for blueberry, caneberry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a Section 3 Supplemental Label for use of the herbicide Matrix SG 25 percent WDG (rimsulfu... more »

USDA issues letter on claims advisory for blueberry growers

Severe freeze events in the Southeastern United States on March 15-16, 2017, have resulted in significant and varying crop damage, particularl... more »

Alabama fruit crop braves cold temperatures

Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking in... more »

Blueberry management tips to protect from freeze damage

Severe freeze events such as occurred in Georgia March 15-16, present multiple challenges to growers. The magnitude of the damage varies across locati... more »

SWD’s Impact on Virginia Grapes, Berries

Doug Pfeiffer, an entomologist with Virginia Tech, discusses the susceptibility of grapes and berries to spotted wing drosophila.... watch »

Southern crops impacted by deep freeze

A deep freeze in the Southeast has done considerable damage to crops in Georgia and South Carolina. Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches... more »


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