Export Blues: North American growers face challenges in European market

North American blueberry growers will have to try new techniques and meet the highest quality standards if they hope to expand to Europe.

Internationally, Europe is an expanding market for blueberries, and North American supplies are growing, but there are hurdles to moving product into those markets.

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US blueberry growing regions see mixed results

America’s top blueberry-producing regions are experiencing very different results in 2018, according to Extension agents and grower associations.

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Interfresh to market Driediger Farms’ blueberries

[caption id="attachment_18225" align="alignright" width="248"] Carolyn Chang, , Director of Berry Programs for Interfresh[/caption] Fruit and veget... more »

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery adds Jim Baumgartner

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="283"] Jim Baumgartner[/caption] Jim Baumgartner, an Oregon-based attorney for 32 years, has joined Lowell, ... more »

Sun Belle opens new Miami Distribution Center

Sun Belle, a marketer and shipper of berries, has opened an 82,000 square foot state of the art refrigerated distribution facility in Miami. Adjoin... more »

USHBC’s first advertising campaign outperforming forecast

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC)’s advertising campaign to increase consumer demand for its berries is off to a good start. Results fo... more »

Free guide on managing SWD in organic berry crops available

If you’ve been growing berries for more than a couple of years, you’re no doubt aware that good growing and sanitation practices – such as keepi... more »

Georgia-grown berries are full of healthy antioxidants

Summer means bountiful baskets of blue and red berries in fields and home gardens. Blueberries and strawberries are synonymous with backyard barbecues... more »

Promotional strategy delivers ‘exceptional’ results for USHBC

The blueberry industry’s first year-long consumer advertising campaign is off to a "Positively Bluetiful" start for the Folsom, California-based U.... more »

New Jersey ag chief highlights Jersey Fresh blueberries

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on July 12 highlighted National Blueberry Month with a visit to Macrie Brothers Blueberry Farm. ... more »

New blueberry varieties gain strong reception 

Two new high-chill blueberry varieties, MegasBlue and Titanium, have gained a strong reception from triallists and nurseries upon their launch into Eu... more »

Wish Farms’ expansion of Michigan blueberry program underway

Plant City, Florida-based Wish Farms, the year-round berry marketer, is pleased to announce it has expanded its relationship with Michigan grower, Led... more »

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