Blueberries

Growers urged to take part in survey of blueberry pollination practices

To better understand current blueberry pollination practices, growers across the United States are being asked to complete a short survey about their pollination practices. This is part of a USDA-funded project to develop improved pollination practices. The... more »

U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council energized after planning effort, referendum OK

Blueberry growers have support for the industry and plans for the next five years following historically high support for a referendum that will extend the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC)’s work. A renewed sense of... more »

Innovate 2021 talk eyes carbon sequestration’s impact on blueberries

At Innovate 2021, Markus Kleber, professor of soil system science at Oregon State University, hosted a “Carbon Sequestration Lunch.” The session provided an overview of carbon sequestration and detailed the potential benefits to blueberry growers... more »

Renata Dalton joins USHBC/NABC as global business manager

Renata Dalton, a veteran of the international oil and gas industry, has joined the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and North American Blueberry Council (NABC) as global business manager. ... more »

USHBC Market Access Program funding nearly doubled for 2022

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has notified the  U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council that its 2022 Market Access Program (MAP) funding award will nearly double to $597,810, up from $299,195 in 2021 and $207,449 in... more »

Project evaluates food safety challenges of blueberry harvesting

Through an anonymous survey, researchers are seeking a better understanding of current cleaning and sanitation methods used on blueberry harvest containers and machine harvesters. Based on the survey results and with the help of a... more »

St. Julian marks 100 years as Michigan’s longest-operating winery

St. Julien Winery, Michigan’s longest operating and most award-winning winery – recently celebrated its Centennial with a historic gathering in Paw Paw, Michigan, where it has produced wines since 1936. Italian-born Mariano Meconi founded the... more »

Blueberry industry votes to continue national research promotion program

The USDA announced Nov. 8 that U.S. highbush blueberry producers and importers approved continuing their national research and promotion program. Industry representatives voted in a referendum held Oct. 8 through Oct. 22, 2021, by USDA’s... more »

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