Blueberries

Florida growers prepare for winter weather

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension educates growers on how to protect their crops and prepare for winter weather at the upcoming Winter Weather School. This year, the event will address winter... more »

Central Washington state blueberry pruning workshop set for Nov. 18

A central Washington state blueberry pruning workshop will be held Nov. 18, from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, Washington 99350. This... more »

USHBC appoints three to serve on committees

U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has appointed three influential leaders with decades of experience in the blueberry industry to its committees. Appointed to the USHBC Promotion Committee are John Johnston, senior director of blueberry product... more »

Naturipe donates $20K to veterans’ charity

Major berry brand Naturipe Farms recently donated $20,000 to the Gary Sinise Foundation in honor of their partnership through Naturipe's Growing Gratitude campaign. From Memorial Day through Independence Day, Naturipe Farms pledged to donate $1... more »

Alicia Adler is new USHBC, NABC vice president

Alicia Adler, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and North American Blueberry Council's new vice president, has been working for the industry since 2015. In fact, she’s secured $3.67 million in USDA grant funding for USHBC over the... more »

Georgia Farm Bureau funds plant pathologist to study blueberry disease

A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. Jonathan Oliver, an assistant... more »

Compac, BBC Technologies show off high-tech fruit sorters

A trio of sorting technologies are new at PMA Fresh Summit this year. Compac’s new UltraView inspection module maximizes Spectrim’s grading performance, according to a press release from TOMRA, and BBC Technologies introduces LUCAi software,... more »

Blueberry grower, former USHBC council member Monterde dies at 77

Blueberry grower and former U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) council member Luis Melvio Monterde died Sept. 26 at age 77 in Lumberton, Mississippi. Born Feb. 19, 1942, in... more »


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