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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New members appointed to US Highbush Blueberry Council

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed 13 members and their alternates to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council to serve three-year terms of of... more »

Michigan blueberry producers to vote on research, education program

A referendum to determine whether to establish a Michigan Blueberry Research and Education Program and creating a Michigan Blueberry Commissio... 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 blueber... more »

Paul Sandefur to head Fall Creek breeding operations

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, a global blueberry breeding and nursery stock company, has named Paul Sandefur as manager of its U.S. breeding program.... more »

Honeybee activity differs across growing regions in Washington State

Commercial production of northern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is dependent upon rented colonies of honeybees (Apis mellifera) for meetin... more »

Hearings set for PA 232 Michigan blueberry research program

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will conduct two public hearings regarding the establishment of a Michigan Bluebe... more »

Blueberry tour highlights harvesters

MBG Marketing – The Blueberry People hosted a tour of blueberry farms in southwest Michigan on Oct. 12. One of the stops was at Jubilee Blueberry Fa... 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 ope... more »

UF/IFAS Extension team wins national award

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) has recognized Mace Bauer, agriculture agent with University of Florida Institute of Fo... more »

ARS develops two new berries

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) geneticist Chad Finn and his colleagues at the Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon, developed t... more »


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