Blueberries

Fall Creek adds Holger Brandt as general manager of Sekoya platform

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Holger Brandt is now the general manager of its Sekoya platform for premium blueberry varieties. Since 2018, Brandt has... more »

Blueberry state of the industry report now available

The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) is pleased to announce that its 2021 Global State of the Blueberry Industry Report is now available, providing the industry with an essential tool that makes important information available to... more »

The Bee Corp expands Verifli’s use in blueberry pollination pilot

The Bee Corp recently announced a new series of pilot tests during blueberry pollination season, working with Michigan State University entomology professors, Rufus Isaacs and Meghan Milbrath and graduate student, Lauren Goldstein. The pilot project... more »

Blueberry farm operators to be inducted into Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame

For over 30 years, Dennis and Shelly Hartmann of Grand Junction, Michigan, have been involved in the agricultural industry. They currently own 368 acres and rent an additional 130 acres at their farm in Van... more »

Berry company Driscoll’s installs solar at Santa Maria cooling facility

Driscoll’s has installed 3,384 solar panels on its 155,000 square-foot cooling facility in Santa Maria, California, which is estimated to generate 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power annually. In addition to solar power, Driscoll’s has installed... more »

US Highbush Blueberry Council election results shared

The United States Highbush Blueberry Council regional member ballots have been counted and results have been submitted to the USDA for final consideration and appointment by the Secretary of Agriculture. Those who received the most... more »

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Hartmann’s used tissue culture for propagation

Editor's note: Hartmann’s blueberry operation in Grand Junction, Michigan, has been in existence for more than 75 years. The following is an excerpt from a story published in the April 1982 issue of Great Lakes... more »

Crop outlook a mixed bag for growers

A major heat wave that caused unprecedented temperatures in the Pacific Northwest in late June and early July was the starkest example of weather events that have negatively impacted fruit growing regions across the U.S.... more »

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