Blueberries

Hearings set for PA 232 Michigan blueberry research program

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will conduct two public hearings regarding the establishment of a Michigan Blueberry Research & Education Program. Petitions from Michigan blueberry producers were submitted to MDARD requesting establishment... more »

True Blue Farms bouncing back from tornado damage

When a series of tornadoes with winds reaching in excess of 130 miles per hour ripped through southern and central Michigan in August, a blueberry operation near the tail end of harvest was caught in... more »

UF/IFAS Extension team wins national award

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) has recognized Mace Bauer, agriculture agent with University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Columbia County, for excellence in sustainability education aimed at young,... more »

ARS develops two new berries

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) geneticist Chad Finn and his colleagues at the Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon, developed two new berry varieties - a blueberry and a blackberry - that were recently released... more »

Ontario berry grower assocations consider merger

Ontario’s two berry grower organizations are proposing a merger to create one new organization. Ontario Berry Growers’ Association (OBGA) and the Ontario Highbush Blueberry Growers’ Association have received agreement from the Ontario Farm Products Marketing... more »

Blueberry industry to continue research, promotion order

Highbush blueberry producers and importers have voted to continue the Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order. In a referendum held from July 5 to July 28, 74 percent of the producers and importers voting, and... more »

Michigan Fruit Crop Guesstimate reveals optimistic numbers

When industry representatives gathered June 22 for the 61st annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, they came with mostly optimistic outlooks regarding the 2016 crop. Grand Rapids, Michigan, was the setting for the event, which provided an... more »

SWD egg laying affected by extreme drought, heat

The earliest ever arrival in New York State of this fast-reproducing insect rang alarm bells in anticipation of heavy infestations in early or mid-season berry crops that often escape damage. However, larval infestations have been... more »

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