Blueberries

Michigan’s Shelly Hartmann USHBC’s first female chairperson

A Michigan grower who radiates optimism for what the blueberry industry can be is the new chairperson of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. More than that, Shelly Hartmann will be the first elected female chairperson... more »

July once again proclaimed as National Blueberry Month

As another successful National Blueberry Month closes out, the North American Blueberry Council shared that Senate Resolution 139 passed with unanimous consent last week, officially designating July 2021 as National Blueberry Month and recognizing the... more »

USDA plans Blueberry Research and Promotion Program referendum

The USDA announced recently that, as required by law, it will conduct a referendum for eligible domestic producers and importers of highbush blueberries on whether to continue the Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order. The... more »

West Michigan facility built for produce growers’ value-added products, food processing

The community college in the Michigan town of Muskegon is hedged about with fruit and vegetable farm operations. Blueberry farms and apple orchards dot the countryside, with major production areas in Sparta (apples) and South... more »

Oudemans leads New Jersey’s blueberry, cranberry research

Peter Oudemans leads the PE Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension, a substation of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers University located in Chatsworth, New Jersey's Burlington County. Photo: Peter... more »

SWD: A 2021 update for Pennsylvania berry growers

This is the time of year when spotted wing drosophila populations can rapidly increase in Pennsylvania, making efforts to control this pest a necessity for most berry crop growers. Updated info can be found through The... more »

Michigan Blueberry’s Robson to step down; Nancy Nyquist takes over

After four years, Kevin Robson is stepping down asexecutive director of the Michigan Blueberry Commission (MBC) due to career advancement at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. Nancy Nyquist, external... more »

New Jersey ag department highlights Jersey Fresh blueberries  

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture on July 14 highlighted the month as National Blueberry Month with a visit to Mento Farms in Atlantic County. New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) Secretary Douglas Fisher along... more »

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