Blueberries

Florida ag industry leader Al Finch dies

Al Finch, president of Florida Classic Growers Inc., has died. He was 55. A longtime Florida ag industry leader, Finch was active in the early days of the Southeast Produce Council and, from 2006-08, was... more »

New Jersey kicks off fresh blueberry season

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher highlighted the beginning of blueberry season in the Garden State with a visit to Macrie Brothers Blueberry Farm, in Hammonton. Secretary Fisher and state and local officials... more »

USHBC names inaugural Blueberry Industry Leadership Program

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has chosen the inaugural class of its Blueberry Industry Leadership Program. Launched in March, the program is designed to elevate up-and-coming leaders in the blueberry industry by providing in-depth training,... more »

Reducing pesticide risk to bees during fruit crop bloom

Honey bee and bumble bee colonies are being delivered to farms, and wild bees are becoming active during the warm spring weather. These and other flower-visiting pollinators should be protected by minimizing pesticide exposure and... more »

MSU Extension sets blueberry pre-harvest meeting

Michigan State University researchers and other berry experts will be presenting information at the MSU Extension blueberry pre-harvest meeting. The meeting is from 5-7 p.m. June 9 at the Van Buren Intermediate School District Conference... more »

Guide helps boost sales throughout National Blueberry Month

July is National Blueberry Month, and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has packed the entire month with promotions to drive blueberry sales and pique consumer interest to Grab a Boost of Blue. The group... more »

Weather-related damage lowers California blueberry crop

California blueberry harvest is in full swing, and some growers are picking a smaller crop this year after losing fruit to spring frost and hail. The California Blueberry Commission estimates farms will produce 55 million... more »

Lights! Camera! Blueberries!

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is asking for growers to participate in National Blueberry Month (July) through mini videos introducing themselves to consumers. The video initiative is part of USHBC's 31-day consumer campaign throughout July... more »

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