Blueberries

Astin Farms expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading strawberry growers. Always looking to the future, As... more

Learning curve steep for controlling spread of SWD

Michigan researchers are on the forefront of work being done to offset the continuing onslaught of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on commercial blueberries. But ... more

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Tim Wetherbee, New Jersey blueberry industry supporter, dies

Tim Wetherbee, 68, of Hammonton, New Jersey, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. He was a lifelong resident... more »

Driscoll’s calls #BerryTogether campaign an emotional success

Berry giant Driscoll’s is calling its national #BerryTogether campaign a success in creating a more emotional connection with consumers. The prog... more »

Blueberry grower solves bird problem with laser technology

A new automated laser provides successful bird deterrent results after a few months of use at a blueberry farm in Jefferson, Oregon. Since adopting th... more »

APHIS amends rules for fresh blueberries imported from Chile

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the entry requirements for the importation of fresh bluebe... more »

Organic production systems in northern highbush blueberry

A long-term trial was established in Oct. 2006 in western Oregon to identify organic production systems for maximum yield and quality in highbush blue... more »

Blueberry growers plan mechanical harvester seminar

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) met Oct. 11-13 at Grand Rapids for their 2017 fall meeting... more »

Trevor Nichols Research Center Field Day

A Sept. 26 field day at Michigan State University's Trevor Nichols Research Center focussed on pesticides and organic pest treatments for challenges s... more »

Growers scramble to rebuild in hurricanes’ wake

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have sent specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast scrambling to rebuild their operations. It’s bee... more »

Don’t neglect late-season irrigation of blueberries

It is natural to slow down and relax after blueberry harvest. However, blueberry bushes are producing the flower buds for next year right now. Many sh... more »

Florida system launch planned by Bee Vectoring Technologies

Mississauga, Ontario-based Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) has provided details on its launch plan for the BVT System for the Florida market. The lau... more »


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