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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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 »

Washington County Leaders Leave Blueberry Patch Question Unanswered

The Washington County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to take another week to try to answer the question of whether blueberry patches qualify a... more »

Developers Seek Blueberry Plots, Sliced to Order

The Washington County Board of Commissioners has been asked to ponder a prickly question: Does tending a blueberry patch count as farming? The Oregoni... more »

Growers: Blueberries seem to be surviving weather fluctuations

The local blueberry crop may have handled the seemingly endless winter season better than area warm-blooded residents. Grand Haven Tribune... more »

Is New Pesticide Less Than Bee-nign?

Dave Hackenberg, a Pennsylvania commercial beekeeper whose bees have pollinated wild Maine blueberry crops for decades, was the first in the nation to... more »

It Will Be Difficult to Find A Blueberry

In spite of growers' best efforts, a weekend freeze devastated much of this year's blueberry crop. Florida Times-Union... more »

Frozen Easter Spoils Fruit Crops Across Eastern U.S.

A wave of Arctic cold swept over the eastern United States a few days before Easter, doing extensive damage to fruit over a wide area. “Now you ... more »

Many of State’s Crops Hit With Heavy Losses from Freeze

Preliminary reports from around the state show most of the apple, peach, and blueberry crops were damaged in the below freezing temperatures that cove... more »

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