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
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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USDA has agreed to purchase 30 million pounds of wild blueberries from Maine blueberry growers, The Associated Press reports.
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A new survey is seeking responses from growers regarding spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management. The survey is part of the "Sustainable Spotted Wind... more »
With warmer weather, fruit tree buds are swelling. Growers should apply early-season sprays.
The 2016 winter was mild compared with 2... more »
Naturipe Farms partners, Munger Brothers and Hortifrut, have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge the Munger’s berry business with Hortifru... more »
As temperatures dip down, growers can take precautions and use the following tips to keep berries safe in cold weather. Mary Concklin, visiting associ... more »
EPA has approved a new supplemental label for use of Prowl H2O for annual grass and broadleaf weed control in highbush blueberry. Prowl H2O provides ... more »
One of the most important production practices to attain optimum blueberry yields is irrigation management.
Efficient application of supple... more »
Blueberry necrotic ring blotch virus (BNRBV) causes an emerging disease of southern highbush blueberry (SHB) in the southeastern United States. Diseas... more »
Executives representing the blueberry industry in the United States and Peru announced the establishment of the U.S.-Peru Blueberry Council (USPBC) d... more »
Robert Hochmuth, University of Florida Extension agent, discusses the use of blue dye to detect irrigation needs in blueberries in Florida and Ge... watch »