Blueberries

Farm Credit salutes California Fresh Fruit Association growers

Every summer, people around the country enjoy luscious fruits like apricots, table grapes, kiwis, peaches and plums. Because California is the nation’s largest producer of those commodities, there’s a high chance the fruits were grown... more »

Vision-guided herbicide sprayer senses pesky weeds

Precision spraying has reduced total herbicide use for row crop operations compared to broadcast applications, without negatively impacting weed control or crop fitness and yield. Determining how these systems work in perennial crops, including fruits... more »

Free New Jersey fruit celebrates National Blueberry Month

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) will highlight National Blueberry Month by handing out free blueberries to beachgoers for the third year in a row. Department staff will be distributing blueberries on the afternoon... more »

USDA to buy almost 17.5 million pounds of frozen blueberries

The USDA plans to buy 17.4 million pounds of frozen highbush blueberries to use for school lunches and other federal food and nutrition assistance programs. The purchase is under the authority of Section 32, formerly... more »

Automated test developed for detecting diarrheal pathogens in berries

A test that speeds detection of a human diarrheal disease than causes illnesses and outbreaks in fresh produce including berries, leafy greens and herbs has been developed. Since 2018, more than 8,000 cases of cyclosporiasis... more »

Naturipe blueberry production hits summer supplies

Ahead of National Blueberry Month — July — Naturipe Farms is kicking off the summer season with promotable volumes of its flavorful blueberries from New Jersey, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest. Following a strong start... more »

Varieties, pests, to be discussed at MSU Blueberry Pre-harvest Meeting

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension and Michigan Farming Systems will discuss blueberry varieties, pest control and other issues at the 2023 Blueberry Pre-harvest Meeting. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Eastern June... more »

NABC to honor industry leaders with Hall of Fame Award

The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) has a new recognition to honor and celebrate blueberry leaders, growers and suppliers. The NABC Hall of Fame Award recognizes accomplishments of those who move the industry forward, and... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

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