Blueberries

Michigan producers approve blueberry research program

Michigan’s blueberry producers have approved a referendum establishing a Michigan Blueberry Research & Education Program. This program w... READ 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... READ 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... READ MORE »

Blueberry industry to continue research, promotion order

Highbush blueberry producers and importers have voted to continue the Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order. In a referendum held fro... READ MORE »

Michigan Fruit Crop Guesstimate reveals optimistic numbers

When industry representatives gathered June 22 for the 61st annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, they came with mostly optimistic outlooks regarding the 201... READ MORE »

First pick marks start of Michigan blueberry harvest

Blueberry harvest is officially underway in Grand Junction, Michigan as local growers prepare for another season. To celebrate the annual “First ... READ MORE »

Pioneer left his mark on the blueberry industry

The blueberry world is continuing to pay tribute to Ron Bodtke, an industry pioneer, loving husband and family man. Ron died May 14 at his home in Gra... READ MORE »

Naturipe launches new organic blueberry packaging

Naturipe Farms has launched new packaging for its organic blueberries. “It is a natural fiber compostable recyclable organic blueberry package wh... READ MORE »

Blueberry production expected to surpass 1.4 billion lbs.

The blueberry industry is projecting a 25 percent increase in North American production over a four-year span, growing from 750.2 million lbs. in 2015... READ MORE »

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... READ MORE »


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