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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Some Blackberries Available; Blueberry Crop Looks Good

Grace Gunter is just going to buckle down and buy South Carolina peaches this year despite their high price following an April freeze that wiped out 9... more »

Alaska Blueberry Industry Hopes for a State Grant

A 100,000 dollar grant in the state's public works budget could help Alaska's fledgling blueberry industry. KTVA... more »

Blueberry Growers Pay High Price For Bees

Colony Collapse Disease plagued the Honeybee population this spring. more »

Bumper Blueberry Season is Upon Us

Think "B"for blueberries this year, as in "busting out all over,""big berries"and "way better than 2006."The Time Picayune... more »

Blueberry Growers Scramble to Prepare

Like dragons belching flames and smoke, oil-fired burners have been busy burning off harvested blueberry bushes all over eastern Maine. The Ellsworth ... more »

Early Spring Freeze Hit Home, Hit Hard for Blueberry Crop

Farming is a risky business, as Blueberry Acres Owner Coker Denton will quickly point out. Tuttle Times... more »

Weekly Blueberry Growing Update Available from MSU

Michigan blueberry growers can stay abreast of pest-related growing season challenges by subscribing to a new weekly scouting report newsletter from t... more »

Annual Fruit Crop ‘Guesstimate’ to be Held June 20

The 52nd Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association (MFFPA) and drawing participants from across the nat... more »

Blueberry Production on the Rise

If pancakes and muffins are all there is to your blueberry experience, the best of Florida's current harvest could be passing you by. Orlando Sentinel... more »

Farming, Building Come Together

The Florida blueberry season is now in full swing. 13 - Central Florida News... more »

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