Blueberries

Fall Creek adds Tom Blaser to outside board of directors

Eugene, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Tom Blaser has joined its professional board of directors. Most recently, Blaser served as senior vice president... more »

US blueberry growers form new alliance to seek import remedies

Blueberry growers across America announced Dec. 16 the establishment of a new coalition, the American Blueberry Growers Alliance (ABGA), to seek relief from rising imports that are harming their businesses. According to a news release,... more »

Query: Blueberry imports’ impact

U.S. blueberry growers, importers and purchasers – as well as foreign growers and exporters – on Nov. 16 turned in questionnaires that will play an important role in an investigation into the international trade of... more »

Growers, industry contributors honored by United States Highbush Blueberry Council

Three growers were among a cadre of blueberry industry standouts honored during the United States Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) Virtual Conference & Expo, held Sept. 28-Oct. 1. The USHBC, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary,... more »

Mulching blueberries and cherries focus of 2020 Great Lakes EXPO sessions

Despite going virtual for the first time due to COVID-19, the educational sessions and opportunities at the 2020 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO will once again provide growers with invaluable information and... more »

New blueberry variety honors benefactor and Florida alumnus Alto Straughn

When Patricio Muñoz developed the University of Florida’s newest blueberry variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter of UF’s blueberry breeding program. “A ‘sentinel’ is a... more »

MSU receives $2M USDA grant to improve blueberry pollination

Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative to improve blueberry pollination. The project is led by Rufus Isaacs, a professor in the Department... more »

Leadership change announced at Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

Eugene, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., has announced changes in its top leadership. Effective Sept. 24, 2020, Oscar Verges, is promoted to co-CEO and Amelie Brazelton Aust, has been named executive vice chair... more »


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