Blueberries

Georgia Farm Bureau funds plant pathologist to study blueberry disease

A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. Jonathan Oliver, an assistant... more »

Compac, BBC Technologies show off high-tech fruit sorters

A trio of sorting technologies are new at PMA Fresh Summit this year. Compac’s new UltraView inspection module maximizes Spectrim’s grading performance, according to a press release from TOMRA, and BBC Technologies introduces LUCAi software,... more »

Blueberry grower, former USHBC council member Monterde dies at 77

Blueberry grower and former U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) council member Luis Melvio Monterde died Sept. 26 at age 77 in Lumberton, Mississippi. Born Feb. 19, 1942, in... more »

Driscoll’s up for AgWater Challenge

Fresh berry brand Driscoll's recently announced its participation in the AgWater Challenge to help its agricultural communities manage natural resources in a collaborative way. The partnership reinforces Driscoll’s commitment to water stewardship as well as supporting... more »

Washington Small Fruit Conference & Lynden Ag Show set for Dec. 4-6

The Washington Small Fruit Conference is a three-day conference with the latest relevant research information delivered by the scientists performing the research. The 9th Annual WA Small Fruit Conference is presented by WA Red Raspberries & WA Blueberry Commission, and Washington... more »

Crop insurance deadlines near in Florida

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA) are reminding Florida avocado, blueberry, pasture, rangeland, and forage (PRF) and apiculture producers that deadlines... more »

Wish Farms set to reveal consumer focused technology

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, has always prided itself on being an innovator in the produce industry. Continuing that tradition, they are pleased to announce a preview... more »

US Highbush Blueberry Council discusses trade, promotion efforts

Last week in Tri-Cities, Washington, the U.S. High Bush Blueberry Council (USHBC) Board of Directors approved the industry’s largest export promotion budget to date, highlighting the organization’s commitment to expanding the global market for U.S.... more »


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