Blueberries

Florida blueberry season: Top-notch fruit, tools and knowledge

Florida’s blueberry production, harvest and shipping season has kicked off. The state’s blueberry industry has grown rapidly in the past 20 years. Today, Florida farmers grow more than 5,200 acres of blueberries, producing about 20... more »

USHBC president named Ag Association Leader of the Year

Kasey Cronquist, president of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, has been named the National Agri-Marketing Association’s Ag Association Leader of the Year for 2022. Cronquist was recognized at an awards ceremony on April 7 at... more »

Spanish version available for UF/IFAS Blueberry Growers Guide app

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences UF/IFAS has just released a Spanish-language version to the UF/IFAS Blueberry Growers Guide app. You can download the app on iOS or Android. Users will be able to choose between... more »

Hybrid 2022 Michigan Blueberry Kick Off Meeting is April 14

Michigan State University Extension and the Small Fruit Team invite all berry growers to attend the 2022 Blueberry Kick Off zoom/in-person meeting to receive updates on research and Extension issues important for Michigan’s small fruit... more »

UF/IFAS releases new Sentinel blueberry variety

The University of Florida has developed and released another tasty blueberry variety. When Patricio Muñoz developed the newest UF/IFAS variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter... more »

Blueberry Industry Leadership Program accepting applications

The North American Blueberry Council has launched its Blueberry Industry Leadership Program to elevate up-and-coming leaders in the industry. The program will accept up to 10 talented, passionate professionals from across the supply chain to... more »

Michigan Blueberry producers approve continuation referendum

Michigan’s blueberry producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Blueberry Research and Education Program for an additional five years beginning May 1. Established in February 2017, the Michigan Blueberry Research and Education Program... more »

Beeflow pollination program produces over 50% larger blueberries

Beeflow has shared the first-round results of research involving Beeflow pollination services for blueberry crops. The study, led by Lisa Wasko DeVetter, Ph.D., associate professor, Small Fruits, at Washington State University, was conducted across two... more »

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