Blueberries

Wish Farms ‘Generations of Sweetness’ celebrated with facility groundbreaking

Berry company Wish Farms recently broke ground on a new headquarters building and rolled out a new marketing tagline, “Generations of Sweetness.” Based in Plant City, Florida, the company is a grower, marketer and year-round... more »

Federal judge in Washington state stops 50% pay hike for blueberry pickers

A federal judge has blocked the government from imposing a 50% wage hike for blueberry pickers in Washington state. The Olympian in Olympia, Washington, reports U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. temporarily stopped the Department of... more »

Cloud based software helps growers on the ground

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Governments help Ontario berry growers with production, competitiveness

The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are supporting investment that will help the province's berry growers to increase sustainability, implement new technologies and increase awareness of their products.On Sept. 5, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister... more »

Rockit Global receives the 2019 Asia Fruit Award

Marketer of miniature apples Rockit Global on Sept. 3 won marketing campaign of the year during the Asia Fruit Awards at in Hong Kong. The awards were presented by Asia Fruit Logistica, the leading continental... more »

Michigan blueberry growers’ research fund off to a healthy start

With new research on the way, and a promising crop in the field, it’s a good year to be a Michigan blueberry grower. Halfway through the harvest season, all indications were for good total yields.... more »

Blueberry grower, active industry member Lorraine Moore dies at 85

Lorraine Oliver Moore, a longtime North American Blueberry Council (NABC) member and a force behind the creation of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC), died Aug. 26 at age 85. Born Dec. 10, 1933, in... more »

Fruit brands to be presented at Asia Fruit Logistica

Dazzle, Jazz and Envy apples will be among some of the biggest brands promoted at the Asia Fruit Logistica expo, which runs Sept. 4-6 in Hong Kong with exhibitors from some 42 different countries. BayWa... more »


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