Blueberries

Fruit, vegetable crops need honeybees

Every third mouthful of food we eat, directly or indirectly, depends on honeybee pollination, according to Donald Lam, a beekeeper and member of the Holland Area Beekeepers Association in Holland, Mich. Lam gave a presentation... more »

Blueberry crop damaged but growers still hopeful

About 20 percent of Florida's blueberry crop was damaged in February by freezing weather, but growers are still hopeful for a profitable season.The Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/xeQzA8) that a shortage of Florida blueberries combined with even... more »

Berry blues: Fungus hits blueberry growers

What Bill and Anita Cook should have been doing once the weather cleared last Wednesday was pruning their 60-year-old Atlantic, Jersey, Dixie and Stanley blueberry bushes — snipping away at older, weaker limbs crowding out... more »

Food for diabetics: Fresh fruit, vegetables get super status on ADA’s list

The produce industry fares well in the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) list of Top 10 Diabetes Superfoods.As reported recently by USA Today and on the ADA website, the list features foods that have a low... more »

Global warming seen as threat to Garden State’s cranberry farms

A sense of urgency pervaded the meeting rooms at the Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, where scientists, business executives, and former governors agreed that global warming poses pressing problems for... more »

USDA seeks nominees for National Blueberry Promotion Board

The USDA is seeking nominations for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.The council is composed of 16 members and 16 alternates. Selected nominees would replace seven members and seven alternates whose terms will expire Dec. 31,... more »

Southwest Horticultural Days Feb. 8-9

The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with Lake Michigan College, will host the annual Southwest Horticultural Days conference Feb. 8-9 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave.,... more »

Catch the worldwide blueberry wave

A “blue wave” of blueberries is rapidly approaching, and the industry has to find ways to increase consumption, said Mark Villata, executive director of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC). He spoke during the Great... more »


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