Blueberries

Domex Superfresh promotes Conner O’Malley to president

Domex Superfresh Growers has promoted Conner O'Malley to president. In his new role, O’Malley will lead sales, operations, marketing, production management and grower relations. O’Malley succeeds predecessor Tim Lane, who plans to retire later this... more »

Bernadine Strik, berry research innovator, dies

Bernadine Strik, a leading U.S. berry authority, has died. Strik, 60, died on April 14 in Corvallis, Oregon. Strik, a veteran Oregon State University professor of horticulture and Extension berry crop specialist and researcher, was... more »

AgBiome’s Theia fungicide approved in California

AgBiome Inc.’s Theia fungicide can be used throughout the U.S. to treat numerous plant diseases in fruit, vegetable and tree nut crops, with the recent approval by California regulators. Theia fungicide is the second proprietary solution... more »

Naturipe hires director of premium products

Naturipe Farms has hired John Johnston as director of premium products, a new position at the berry company. The position aligns with Naturipe’s long-term focus on premium products, which will leverage its grower/owner investments in... more »

China approves USHBC to market blueberries

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council can now conduct marketing activities in China, an important step in the organization’s program development for the country. The Chinese government recently approved the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s (USHBC) registration... more »

USDA highlights Hurricane Ian disaster assistance

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently visited Florida production sites to survey the impact of Hurricane Ian and meet with producers affected by the storm. During the visit, the Secretary highlighted efforts by the U.S Department... more »

Grower has faith in Duchess Blueberries

Greg Willems first became fascinated by plant genetics as a student at California State University-Fresno in 1998, while studying under noted plant science professor Earl Bowerman. Bowerman, in turn, learned from Rutger University’s Arlen Draper,... more »

Produce Pay makes Fast Company innovators list

ProducePay, designed to transform the global produce industry into a more connected and sustainable supply chain, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. This year’s... more »

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