Blueberries

Ice can save your blueberries during a freeze

When the mercury drops below freezing, blueberry growers may want to try turning on the sprinklers, said Mark Longstroth, a small fruit Extension educator with Michigan State University (MSU).Like other plants, blueberries responded to the... more »

MSU launches reformatted blueberry website

The MSU Blueberry Team has moved to a new format for information delivery, the Michigan Blueberry Facts website. The MSU Blueberry Team faced a dilemma in 2011. Grant funding for the MSU Blueberry Newsletter had... more »

Maryland farm owned by same family since 1902

There are several things Nathan Milburn credits for the continued success of Milburn Orchards, the family farm that has been in Elkton, Md., since 1902. Besides continued support from grower organizations, the strength and will... more »

Summer fruits coming early

A warm spring has provided just the right environment for an early summer, at least when it comes to fruit and vegetable harvests.Doug Patterson with Patterson Farms in Rowan County, North Carolina, says strawberry crops... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate rescheduled

The 57th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association (MFFPA), has been moved to 2:30 p.m. June 6 at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, Mich.The guesstimate provides a forum... more »

MSU launches reformatted blueberry website

The MSU Blueberry Team has moved to a new format for information delivery, the Michigan Blueberry Facts website.The MSU Blueberry Team faced a dilemma in 2011. Grant funding for the MSU Blueberry Newsletter had expired.... more »

Warm weather and a wet weekend put blueberries at risk for mummyberry

The unseasonably hot spring has fruit plants off to a quick start. Blueberry flower and leaf buds are opening (Photo 1), so growers need to think about mummy berry protection. The hot weather is supposed... more »

Unseasonably warm weather puts fruit growers on alert

The growing season is off to a very early start across the Great Lakes and much of the central and eastern U.S., according to Jeff Andresen and Aaron Pollyea in the Michigan State University Extension... more »


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