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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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 »

Blueberry Growers Prepared to Pay More for Honeybee Pollinators

Maine blueberry growers expect to pay higher prices for honeybees to pollinate their fields this spring following a die-off of bees across the country... more »

Kentucky Couple Spreads the Good News About Blueberries

When Jenny and Larry Martin moved to Kentucky in 1995, they brought more blueberry bushes with them than there were in the entire state. It was the ge... more »

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 »


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