Blueberries

Fruit specialists tackle extreme weather issues

North American Extension specialists are offering their expertise in three webinars designed to help growers confront changing weather patterns that threaten fruit crops. The third season of the North American Virtual Orchard Meetups will focus... more »

Penn State launches spotted lanternfly survey

The Penn State Extension Grape and Wine Team is calling on Mid-Atlantic region growers and vineyard owners to participate in a spotted lanternfly (SLF) survey. The survey is designed to track the spread and severity... more »

Mitigate blueberry heat damage with overhead irrigation

Michigan’s blueberry industry has been increasingly affected by climate change with spring heatwaves, long dry periods and heavy rains all causing a potential for yield losses. To illustrate this, in February-March 2012 daily high temperatures... more »

Biotalys releases field trial info for biofungicide

Biotalys, an agricultural technology company that works to provide alternatives to conventional chemical pesticides for crop and food production, has released the initial results of field trials for one of its biocontrol agents. Evoca is... more »

Blueberry Summit registration opens

Registration is open for The Blueberry Summit. The event, scheduled for Sept. 27-29 in Savannah, Georgia, is designed to allow blueberry industry people, including growers, shippers, distributors and marketers, to network and learn the latest... more »

Balchem organic registrations to aid tree fruit, grapes, berries

Balchem Plant Nutrition has received registration for two organic foliar products that can aid growers of organic fruit and vegetables. The new product combinations provide convenient and safe solutions for organic fruit and vegetable growers,... more »

NAMA recognizes USHBC podcast

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has recognized the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s podcast. “The Business of Blueberries” placed first in the Webinars & Podcasts category at the Best of NAMA awards in late April. Entries... more »

MBG, UF develop late-season Georgia blueberries

Berry Blue LLC, an MBG Marketing subsidiary, has signed a seven-year, multi-million-dollar partnership with the University of Florida (UF) blueberry breeding program. The agreement will allow members of the MBG Marketing grower cooperative in Georgia... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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