Blueberries

Growers, industry contributors honored by United States Highbush Blueberry Council

Three growers were among a cadre of blueberry industry standouts honored during the United States Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) Virtual Conference & Expo, held Sept. 28-Oct. 1. The USHBC, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary,... more »

Mulching blueberries and cherries focus of 2020 Great Lakes EXPO sessions

Despite going virtual for the first time due to COVID-19, the educational sessions and opportunities at the 2020 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO will once again provide growers with invaluable information and... more »

New blueberry variety honors benefactor and Florida alumnus Alto Straughn

When Patricio Muñoz developed the University of Florida’s newest blueberry variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter of UF’s blueberry breeding program. “A ‘sentinel’ is a... more »

MSU receives $2M USDA grant to improve blueberry pollination

Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative to improve blueberry pollination. The project is led by Rufus Isaacs, a professor in the Department... more »

Leadership change announced at Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

Eugene, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., has announced changes in its top leadership. Effective Sept. 24, 2020, Oscar Verges, is promoted to co-CEO and Amelie Brazelton Aust, has been named executive vice chair... more »

Blueberry councils appoint new vice president, financial controller

Beginning Sept. 28, 2020, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and North American Blueberry Council (NABC) appointed Jennifer Sparks, a longtime marketing professional for the floral industry, as vice president, marketing and communications. [caption id=""... more »

MSU entomologists join $5.4M effort for sustainable management of SWD

Michigan State University Entomology professor Rufus Isaacs’ lab is joining nine other land-grant universities in a new multi-million-dollar grant awarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve pest... more »

U.S. Trade Representative’s efforts to protect Southeastern growers lauded

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association has applauded and supported the U.S. Trade Representative’s efforts to protect Southeastern produce growers. "This is a great first step to saving the domestic produce industry in the... more »


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