Blueberries

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 the relative newness of the pest – and... 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 operation nea... more

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Using Blue Dye to Detect Irrigation Needs in Blueberries — FGNtv

Robert Hochmuth, University of Florida Extension agent, discusses the use of blue dye to detect irrigation needs in blueberries in Florida and Ge... watch »

2016 Blueberry Kickoff Meeting set for March 21

Michigan State University Extension blueberry team’s annual Blueberry Kickoff Meeting will be March 21, at the MSU Trevor Nichols Research Center. ... more »

Blueberry types identified for resistance, susceptibility to pathogen

Phytophthora cinnamomi is a soilborne pathogen associated with root rot in many woody perennial plants. An extensive study from researchers in Oregon ... more »

New(er) berry crop herbicides

Some new herbicides, or in some cases, new formulations, have become available for use in berry crops in the last few years. Here is a summary of thes... more »

Good fertilizer programs enhanced by drip methods

Many blueberry fields are irrigated by drip. A major advantage of drip is the ability to fertigate. Fertigation is the practice of applying soluble fe... more »

Customized Brokers to clear perishables entering port of Charleston

Customized Brokers , Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Miami-based subsidiary specializing in Customs clearance of imported perishable apparel and refriger... more »

USHBC seeks nominees for state member positions

Members of the highbush (cultivated) blueberry industry are now seeking nominees to fill U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) state member and alte... more »

Maine blueberry growers ask USDA to buy 30 million surplus pounds

The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine has requested that the USDA purchase 30 million surplus pounds of frozen wild blueberries. The Maine congressio... more »

Creating a gentler, more profitable way to harvest blueberries

Although automation in agriculture is often synonymous with efficiency, that has not been the case with harvesting and processing berries.  That is a... more »

Michigan blueberry interests ponder commission, funding arm

Michigan is expected to remain among the nation’s top blueberry production states, with projections for a 72 million pound yield in 2015, according ... more »


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