Researchers study spread of BNRBV

Blueberry necrotic ring blotch virus (BNRBV) causes an emerging disease of southern highbush blueberry (SHB) in the southeastern United States. Disease incidence and severity vary considerably from year to year within the same planting. Experiments... more »

US, Peru establish binational blueberry council

Executives representing the blueberry industry in the United States and Peru announced the establishment of the U.S.-Peru Blueberry Council (USPBC) during USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's visit to Lima, Peru. The establishment of the binational... more »

2016 Blueberry Kickoff Meeting set for March 21

Michigan State University Extension blueberry team’s annual Blueberry Kickoff Meeting will be March 21, at the MSU Trevor Nichols Research Center. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. and conclude about 5 p.m. [caption id="attachment_9963" align="alignright"... more »

Blueberry types identified for resistance, susceptibility to pathogen

Phytophthora cinnamomi is a soilborne pathogen associated with root rot in many woody perennial plants. An extensive study from researchers in Oregon has identified a number of highbush blueberry cultivars that show resistance to the disease,... more »

New(er) berry crop herbicides

Some new herbicides, or in some cases, new formulations, have become available for use in berry crops in the last few years. Here is a summary of these additions. Devrinol Devrinol (napropamide) is a pre-emergent... more »

Good fertilizer programs enhanced by drip methods

Many blueberry fields are irrigated by drip. A major advantage of drip is the ability to fertigate. Fertigation is the practice of applying soluble fertilizers to the plants directly through the irrigation water. “It is... more »

Customized Brokers to clear perishables entering port of Charleston

Customized Brokers , Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Miami-based subsidiary specializing in Customs clearance of imported perishable apparel and refrigerated products, said it could begin clearing certain produce requiring cold-treatment from Peru, Uruguay and Argentina into the Port of... more »

USHBC seeks nominees for state member positions

Members of the highbush (cultivated) blueberry industry are now seeking nominees to fill U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) state member and alternate positions for the 2017 to 2019 term. The nomination period will begin on... more »

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