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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Chile blueberry sector ships highest weekly volume of fruit

Chile’s blueberry exporters have achieved the highest weekly export figure in the history of the sector in the country, having shipped some 11,575 t... more »

USHBC seeks nominees for regional member positions

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is seeking nominees to fill regional member and alternate positions. The nomination period will begin on J... more »

Jet Harvest Solutions hires Pacific Northwest sales rep

[caption id="attachment_16469" align="alignright" width="229"] Matt Ohl Photo: Jet Harvest[/caption] Florida-based ag products company Jet Harvest ... more »

Organic blueberry growers hit mark with commercial operations

Organic blueberry growers can go toe-to-toe with commercial growers if they plant in raised beds, use a weed mat mulch and low amounts of nitrogen, a... more »

7 seats on U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council open for election

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is seeking nominations for individuals to fill seven positions on the council. Current terms of four US... more »

Rainier Fruit launches ‘Wholesome Heroes’ campaign

Rainier Fruit has launched a new program, Wholesome Heroes, to celebrate individuals who embody the company’s “Wholesome to the Core” marketing ... more »

MSU seeks input on impact of SWD on small fruit

Michigan State University's (MSU) Extension Small Fruit Team is seeking input regarding the impact of spotted wing drosophila on the 2017 Michigan ber... more »

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 »

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