Blueberries

New UF blueberry variety machine-friendly

At an education session at January’s Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, University of Florida (UF) Assistant Professor of Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Patricio Muñoz showed a lis... more

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

“They thought they would do better if they had their own breeding program that focused on what the consumer wants, and not just what on the farmer wants.”

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New UF blueberry variety machine-friendly

At an education session at January’s Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, University of Florida (UF) Assistant Professor of Blueberry ... more »

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

Build a better mousetrap, the old saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door. Research and development aren’t always common investm... more »

Early spring mummy berry shoot strike infections eyed

Mummy berry is a unique disease. The fungal pathogen needs to infect the plant twice to complete its life cycle; the first being new shoots at the beg... more »

BC Blueberry Council rebrands its product marketing

Abbotsford, British Colombia-based BC Blueberry Council (BCBC) has just unveiled its new brand  – Powered by Nature – with its newly refreshed ... more »

Colder-than-normal March damages crops, delays planting

In terms of heat, February in the Southeastern U.S. set records, so the swing to lower-than-normal temperatures in March came as a shock to many. T... more »

Georgia blueberry growers vote to continue assessment

Georgia blueberry growers overwhelmingly voted to extend the assessment of five dollars per ton of marketed blueberries for an additional three years.... more »

Despite crop damage, Florida blueberry growers optimistic

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) is predicting a good year for blueberries despite a recent grower survey showing significant crop... more »

Florida blueberry growers see blueberry gall midge damage

Brittany H. Lee, president, Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA), has communicated with FBGA membership identifying a threat from blueberry ga... more »

New Guinness World Record for heaviest blueberry

Australian blueberry breeders Dave and Leasa Mazzardis recently set a Guinness World Record for the heaviest blueberry weighing in at 12.39 grams, o... more »

Blossom Protect, Botector get EPA OK to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the ... more »


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