Blueberries

Project evaluates food safety challenges of blueberry harvesting

Through an anonymous survey, researchers are seeking a better understanding of current cleaning and sanitation methods used on blueberry harvest containers and machine harvesters. Based on the survey results and with the help of a... more »

St. Julian marks 100 years as Michigan’s longest-operating winery

St. Julien Winery, Michigan’s longest operating and most award-winning winery – recently celebrated its Centennial with a historic gathering in Paw Paw, Michigan, where it has produced wines since 1936. Italian-born Mariano Meconi founded the... more »

Blueberry industry votes to continue national research promotion program

The USDA announced Nov. 8 that U.S. highbush blueberry producers and importers approved continuing their national research and promotion program. Industry representatives voted in a referendum held Oct. 8 through Oct. 22, 2021, by USDA’s... more »

USHBC details its 2021-2025 strategic plan for blueberries

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has announced details around its recently approved 2021-2025 strategic plan, which charts an ambitious course to exponentially grow the volume and value of blueberries domestically and across the globe. The comprehensive... more »

Blueberry cultivation worldwide – past, present and future

Trade and production of blueberries is expanding globally as product development boosts their profile in form and function. Hailed for their flavor, versatility, and health benefits, blueberry consumption has expanded beyond fresh, ranging from pureed... more »

Bernadine Strik honored with Duke Galletta Award from NABC 

Bernadine Strik, a veteran professor of horticulture and a berry crop specialist and researcher at Oregon State University, was honored with the Duke Galletta Award for Excellence in Horticultural Research by the North American Blueberry... more »

Naturipe’s import blueberries peak is early and strong this season

Naturipe, a producer of fresh blueberries, announced Sept. 30 that its import blueberries from Peru are peaking early this season and in impressive volumes. Wih the first arrival of import berries being ahead of schedule... more »

Rabobank takes a look into the future of the blueberry market

According to the latest fresh produce report from Rabobank, the global highbush blueberry planted area surpassed 205,000 hectares in 2020, and production is expected to continue to grow firmly in the next few years. Most... more »

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