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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Workers sue Michigan blueberry farm

Migrant Legal Aid and Willenson Law, a Chicago law firm, have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of migrant and seasonal farm workers against Fenn... more »

Pruning key in managing blueberry stem gall wasp

Blueberry stem gall wasp is native to eastern North America, where it can infest new and actively-growing blueberry stems during bloom. It can be foun... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate scheduled for June 22

The 61st Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held June 22, 2:30 p.m., at the Amway Gran... more »

Checking for fruitworms can help guide decisions in blueberry IPM

Cherry fruitworm emergence has started in southwest Michigan, and the first cranberry fruitworm moths are also being caught in a few sites. This highl... more »

Obituary: Ronald Edward Bodtke

Ronald Edward Bodtke, 83, of Grand Junction, Michigan, passed away Saturday, May 14, at his home. Bodtke was a blueberry farmer and founder of Cor... more »

Luna fungicide labels changed for grapes and berry crops

The Luna series of fungicides by Bayer all have one active ingredient in common, fluopyram, which is a systemic fungicide belonging to the succinate d... more »

Highbush blueberries require pollination

Northern highbush blueberries are common throughout the northern United States and Canada, and are native to eastern North America. They require ... more »

Michigan growers adopt reduced-risk pesticide practices

The Integrated Crop Pollination Project has released a summary report from its 2015 survey of Michigan blueberry growers’ pollination practices. ... more »

Fall Creek names Verges International COO

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery has named Oscar Verges as international chief operations officer. In his new role at Fall Creek, Verges will be responsi... more »

Mummy berry germinates in Michigan blueberries

Mummy berry is caused by the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi and is characterized by blighting of young shoots, which are referred to as “shoot ... more »


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