Blueberries

Michigan blueberry growers’ research fund starts well

With new research on the way, and a promising crop in the field, it’s a good year to be a Michigan blueberry grower. Halfway through the harvest season, all indications were for good total yields.... more »

Blueberry grower, active industry member Lorraine Moore dies at 85

Lorraine Oliver Moore, a longtime North American Blueberry Council (NABC) member and a force behind the creation of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC), died Aug. 26 at age 85. Born Dec. 10, 1933, in... more »

Fruit brands to be presented at Asia Fruit Logistica

Dazzle, Jazz and Envy apples will be among some of the biggest brands promoted at the Asia Fruit Logistica expo, which runs Sept. 4-6 in Hong Kong with exhibitors from some 42 different countries. BayWa... more »

Wish Farms, Feeding America tout successful summer campaign

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, is sharing the results of their summer partnership campaign with Feeding America. “The ‘Superhero Summer’ campaign was a great success on many... more »

Washington blueberry grower fights late mandatory pay rate hike

One of Washington’s largest blueberry growers is threatening to cut short the 2019 harvest and replace human pickers with machines next year. That’s the company’s reaction to a recent mandatory pay rate increase for guest... more »

New Jersey blueberry industry responds to food safety claims

On Aug. 8, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher issued the following statement in response to an article published Aug. 8 on  www.Inquirer.com, out of Philadelphia, about labor housing conditions at some New... more »

MSU Extension, media reports optimistic about Michigan blueberry harvest

Blueberry harvest continues in Michigan. According to a July 30 report from Michigan State University Extension Fruit Educator Mark Longstroth, growers were still harvesting Bluecrop and other early midseason varieties. Harvest of Jersey has begun. Hand-harvest crews... more »

Paper reviews research of health benefits of blueberry anthocyanins

A new review paper,  “Recent Research on the Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyanins,” explores the scientific literature on blueberries’ potential health benefits, according a press release from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC). Published... more »


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