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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USDA to buy Maine wild blueberries

USDA has agreed to purchase 30 million pounds of wild blueberries from Maine blueberry growers, The Associated Press reports. [caption id="attachm... more »

SWD survey seeks grower responses

A new survey is seeking responses from growers regarding spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management. The survey is part of the "Sustainable Spotted Wind... more »

Southwest Michigan fruit regional report

With warmer weather, fruit tree buds are swelling. Growers should apply early-season sprays. Winter 2016 The 2016 winter was mild compared with 2... more »

Munger Brothers, Hortifrut to merge

Naturipe Farms partners, Munger Brothers and Hortifrut, have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge the Munger’s berry business with Hortifru... more »

Keeping Massachusetts berries safe in cold weather

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 »

Prowl H20 approved for highbush blueberry

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 »

Irrigation water spread tracked in blueberries

One of the most important production practices to attain optimum blueberry yields is irrigation management. Efficient application of supple... more »

Researchers study spread of BNRBV

Blueberry necrotic ring blotch virus (BNRBV) causes an emerging disease of southern highbush blueberry (SHB) in the southeastern United States. Diseas... more »

US, Peru establish binational blueberry council

Executives representing the blueberry industry in the United States and Peru announced the establishment of the U.S.-Peru Blueberry Council (USPBC) d... more »

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 »


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