Blueberries

Blueberry councils appoint new vice president, financial controller

Beginning Sept. 28, 2020, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and North American Blueberry Council (NABC) appointed Jennifer Sparks, a longtime marketing professional for the floral industry, as vice president, marketing and communications. [caption id=""... more »

MSU entomologists join $5.4M effort for sustainable management of SWD

Michigan State University Entomology professor Rufus Isaacs’ lab is joining nine other land-grant universities in a new multi-million-dollar grant awarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve pest... more »

U.S. Trade Representative’s efforts to protect Southeastern growers lauded

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association has applauded and supported the U.S. Trade Representative’s efforts to protect Southeastern produce growers. "This is a great first step to saving the domestic produce industry in the... more »

Joint statement issued on the Blueberry 201 investigation

A statement released Sept. 28 was unanimously approved by the board of directors of the U.S. Highbuh Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) regarding the 201 investigation. "We recognize the real... more »

Blueberry imports from Latin America increase to meet year-round demand

U.S. demand for fresh blueberries reached an all-time high in 2019, and to meet this increased demand, both domestic and global production of fresh blueberries have trended upward. According to USDA ERS, U.S production for... more »

New research may help revive New York’s fall berry industry

The farm is experiencing one of its best seasons to date, thanks to better management of fall infestations of spotted wing drosophila (SWD), part of a research collaboration with Greg Loeb, professor of entomology at Cornell AgriTech,... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Virtual Blueberry Conference & Expo will be Sept. 28-Oct. 1

The NABC/USHBC Virtual Conference & Expo, which will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 1, will be much more than just another Zoom meeting, with four days packed with inspiring keynotes, activities, giveaways and celebrations of the... more »


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