Blueberries

British Columbia’s berry industry gets $3.6M investment

Canadian officials July 4 visited the Berry Haven Farm, where they announced an investment of up to $3.6 million to the Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association (LMHIA) under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Program. The... more »

Plants365 signs MSU blueberry variety licenses

United Kingdom-based, blueberry plant specialist, Plants365, has recently signed commercialization licenses with Michigan State University to develop five blueberry cultivars. According to a news release from the company, the varieties include Calypso and Osorno as... more »

Blueberry industry group’s cardiac health study gets attention

A blueberry industry investment in medical research is paying big dividends in marketing this year. The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) in 2013 invested in a study looking at the health benefits of consuming berries.... more »

New Jersey Department of Ag highlights Jersey Fresh blueberries

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and state and local officials today highlighted National Blueberry Month with a visit to Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm. The family’s market features a large display of... more »

International Blueberry Summit: ‘We are thrilled with the overall success’

British Columbia (BC) blueberries were ripening on the vine as the ideas were flowing during the International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) Summit (held in Abbotsford, British Columbia from June 24 – 26) where nearly 400 attendees... more »

Jason Wolcott joins Fall Creek as commercial director

Jason Wolcott has joined Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as its commercial director, responsible for the company’s commercial strategy and execution, including planning and fulfillment of blueberry plants, customer service and technical support, and the... more »

USDA report reveals New Jersey third in US peach production

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released its annual Non-Citrus Fruit and Nuts report June 18 and the results showed New Jersey as the No. 3 state in the U.S. in... more »

Growers pose as superheros for Wish Farms promotion

Growers working with Wish Farms are posing as superheroes in a social media promotion the berry grower and brand is running this summer. Dubbed “Superhero Summer,” the promotion will feature images of Wish Farms’ growers... more »


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