Blueberries

USDA names research projects receiving climate funding

Research funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is designed to advance climate-related efforts by growers and others. The USDA is providing an additional $325 million for 71 projects in the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities... more »

Protecting orchards from deer damage

Because they consume lots of fruits and pecans, deer can become big problems in orchards, especially during mating season when male deer can destroy trees. Monte Nesbitt, Extension program specialist of pecans, fruit and citrus... more »

Group recognizes highly-cited MSU entomology professor

Rufus Isaacs, a professor of entomology at Michigan State University, has been recognized by Clarivate Analytics through its Highly Cited Researchers List for 2022. The honor identifies individuals across the globe who have demonstrated significant... more »

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

Josh VanderWeide is a new small fruit horticulture specialist with Michigan State University (MSU), with a concentration on blueberry physiology and production. Introduced at the first annual MSU Blueberry Field Day in August, the assistant... more »

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

Production strategies were in focus at Michigan State University‚Äôs (MSU) first annual Blueberry Field Day in August at the Trevor Nichols Research Center near Fennville, Michigan. The educational sessions included a presentation by MSU small... more »

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Douglas DeLeo has been involved with growing specialty crops much of his life. Working for a blueberry grower while in high school, he developed an affinity for farming that has lasted more than 50 years.... more »

Blueberry industry shares supply, price, sales data

The closing keynote panel at The Blueberry Summit shared collective industry progress on the development and deployment of the BerrySmart Insights platform. Joe Vargas, director of business intelligence at the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, reviewed... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

The keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be a grower entrepreneur who has taught other farmers how to be successful. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational... more »

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