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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Washington’s Mid-Columbia Region Taking to Blueberries

In recent years, Columbia Basin growers have planted hundreds of acres of the sweet berries that traditionally are found in foggy valleys of Western W... more »

Bee Shortage Could Sting Maine Blueberry Growers

Honey Bees are disappearing across the country. That's bad news for blueberry growers in Maine who count on the Bees to pollinate 60,000 acres of thei... more »

Bayer Sells Guthion to MANA

Bayer CropScience has sold the insecticide Guthion (azinphos methyl) to Makhteshim Agan Industries, Israel (MANA).MANA purchased the European rights t... more »

Blueberry Farm Agrees to Pay $45K for Labor Violations

A blueberry farm in a town known as the blueberry capital of the world has agreed to pay $45,000 in penalties for violating federal labor laws. AM New... more »

Maine’s Blueberry Growers Uneasy About Latest Honeybee Die-Off

Maine's blueberry-growing industry is taking note of the latest die-off of honeybees in 22 states across the country. Boston Herald... more »

Uh-Oh: Citrus Thrips Add Blueberries to Their Diet

With the advent of heat-tolerant blueberries, growers have established a California blueberry industry. But, along with the new opportunities offered ... more »

Good Crop, High Prices Bless ’06 Blueberry Harvest

For Maine's wild blueberry growers, the 2006 harvest is proving to be an agricultural perfect storm. The Ellsworth American... more »

Russian Farm Grows with Maine Connection

Tatiana Valentinovna Galaktionova toured blueberry farms in Sebago and Steep Falls to learn about high-bush blueberry culture. Portland Press Herald... more »

Some Areas See Crops Reduced by Weather

On the first day of summer, the Michigan Frozen Fruit Packers Association pulled together its members to evaluate the outlook for production of fruit ... more »

Michigan Blueberry Growers Plan Dec. 7 Meeting

A meeting has been scheduled for Dec. 7 for Michigan blueberry growers to discuss forming a new organization to represent their interests. The meeting... more »

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