New UF blueberry variety machine-friendly

At an education session at January’s Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, University of Florida (UF) Assistant Professor of Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Patricio Muñoz showed a list of blueberry varieties the university has released over the years. Those 21 blueberry varieties have many different characteristics, but one of the new releases is unlike its predecessors. That’s a lot of new blueberry varieties! #SERFVC pic.twitter.com/oFu40cXQu7 — Fruit Growers News (@FGNews) January 12, 2018 Optimus, released in 2017, is UF’s first variety developed for machin... more


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Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

“They thought they would do better if they had their own breeding program that focused on what the consumer wants, and not just what on the farmer wants.”

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance issues its priorities

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Leadership transition at Allied Grape Growers

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Marketing, weather, rootstock improve for Georgia peach growers

All of these developments are good news for a younger generation of growers.

Rotten eggs, steak knives add to labor’s hidden housing costs

“We’ve had the Department of Health come out to inspect and they find eggs left out on the counter and they write you up.”

Ag secretary Perdue issues statement on Farm Bill release Ag secretary Perdue issues statement on Farm Bill release

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Early spring mummy berry shoot strike infections eyed

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BC Blueberry Council rebrands its product marketing

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Growers asked to back increased funds for IR-4 project

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Annual Strawberry Field Day set for May 9 in Santa Maria

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Colder-than-normal March damages crops, delays planting

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Pursell Agri-Tech announces new team members

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#RootedinAg contest offered by Syngenta

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Western Growers back Radicle Automation Competition

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