Blueberries

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

Josh VanderWeide is a new small fruit horticulture specialist with Michigan State University (MSU), with a concentration on blueberry physiology and production. Introduced at the first annual MSU Blueberry Field Day in August, the assistant... more »

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

Production strategies were in focus at Michigan State University’s (MSU) first annual Blueberry Field Day in August at the Trevor Nichols Research Center near Fennville, Michigan. The educational sessions included a presentation by MSU small... more »

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Douglas DeLeo has been involved with growing specialty crops much of his life. Working for a blueberry grower while in high school, he developed an affinity for farming that has lasted more than 50 years.... more »

Blueberry industry shares supply, price, sales data

The closing keynote panel at The Blueberry Summit shared collective industry progress on the development and deployment of the BerrySmart Insights platform. Joe Vargas, director of business intelligence at the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, reviewed... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

The keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be a grower entrepreneur who has taught other farmers how to be successful. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational... more »

Florida agency publishes Hurricane Ian damage estimates

The latest report shows Hurricane Ian caused up to $1.8 billion in losses to Florida agriculture production and infrastructure. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) released the report on Oct. 24. While... more »

USHBC releases supplier database

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has a new supplier database platform for companies seeking blueberries. The supplier database is designed for foodservice professionals, food manufacturers, processors and importers from outside the U.S. that are looking... more »

Initial Hurricane Ian damage estimates released

Hurricane Ian damaged more than 5 million acres of Florida agricultural land, including non-citrus fruit and tree nuts and winegrape vineyards in an estimated $1.56 billion in damages. University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food... more »

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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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