Blueberries

New UF blueberry variety machine-friendly

At an education session at January’s Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, University of Florida (UF) Assistant Professor of Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Patricio Muñoz showed a lis... more

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

“They thought they would do better if they had their own breeding program that focused on what the consumer wants, and not just what on the farmer wants.”

Driscoll’s reports a digital marketing success

Driscoll’s reports its six-part video series has drawn a large audience resulting in 65 million impressions and more than 1.5 million views. The ... more »

Blueberry firms join to grow in northern, eastern Europe

Two family-owned blueberry companies, and long-time friends and industry allies, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. and Driesvenplant B.V. announce t... more »

New York state economy boosted by berry industry

Berries are an important part of the New York State agricultural economy, and the state economy as a whole. Currently, berries – primarily strawber... more »

Wet spring brings more shoot, twig blight to Michigan blueberries

Twig blights in blueberries Weather conditions have been wet in Michigan and blighted twigs have been found in blueberries (Photo 1). Tip dieback a... more »

US frozen blueberries inventory looks healthy

U.S. frozen blueberries inventory showed a healthy decrease in April before the 2018 harvest, according to an industry group’s report. The North ... more »

$177.4 million in commodity purchases planned by USDA

Up to $177.4 million in purchases for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process was introduced May 24 by U.S. Department of Agric... more »

Blueberry gall wasp management guidelines for 2018

Blueberry stem gall wasp has become more common in some Michigan blueberry fields, and Michigan State University researchers have been working to find... more »

A second year of loss for Georgia blueberry growers

Georgia blueberry growers’ overall losses of both highbush and rabbiteye varieties in the 2018 crop could exceed 60 percent, according to the Univer... more »

Warm weather, rain start Michigan fruit crops

More seasonably warm weather combined with recent rainfall brought the first push of green growth in fruit crops for the year. Drier conditions early ... more »

Florida, Georgia blueberry growers seek inclusion in NAFTA

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) and Georgia Blueberry Growers Association (GBGA) sent a joint letter May 1 to their congressmen askin... more »


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