Blueberries

BEI demise spurs race to fill blueberry harvester void

When BEI International, a South Haven, Michigan, agriculture equipment supplier, went defunct last April, it left several growers throughout the country without their promised harvesting equipment and parts, and with little hope of recouping their... more »

USDA seeks nominees for blueberry board

USDA is seeking nominations for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC).USHBC is composed of 16 members and 16 alternates. Selected nominees would replace seven members and seven alternates whose terms will expire Dec. 31, 2015.... more »

Research a priority for hort president

Research drives survival and growth in the agriculture industry, and a Michigan group remains focused on providing support for those efforts in a challenging funding climate. “The society, along with some of the other commodity... more »

Georgia leads nation in blueberry production

With the tally from the 2014 growing season complete, it's official. Georgia now leads the nation in blueberry production.According to a news release from the University of Georgia, UGA blueberry breeder Scott NeSmith, who is... more »

Lawsuit roils Michigan blueberry fields

Editor's note: This story has been updated from its original version.The Michigan Blueberry Growers Association, also known as MBG Marketing, has filed a lawsuit against Brenda Reeves and her employer, a group of companies collectively... more »

Young grower saluted for innovation

The enthusiasm Kristin (Fritz) Kubiszak shows in leading the next generation of family farmers to new heights is evident in the way she goes about her business. Kubiszak, part of the Brookside Farms’ operation based... more »

Tackling phomopsis crucial for vineyards

Whether it’s battling phomopsis or other diseases, taking a cost-effective approach in designing a fungicide program is essential for vineyard management. “Consider not just the cost of the (fungicide) product but also the labor, fuel... more »

League changes name to California Fresh Fruit Association

The California Grape & Tree Fruit League has officially changed its name to the California Fresh Fruit Association – an identity its members believe better defines the broad types of commodities it represents, according to... more »

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