Blueberries

Valerie Shepler joins Fall Creek as commercial manager for US and Canada

Valerie Shepler has joined Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., as commercial manager for the United States and Canada, where she is responsible for establishing and developing strong relationships with the company’s blueberry nursery and... more »

Smart tech makes farming blueberries cheaper, more environmentally friendly

The wild blueberry market has developed into a multimillion-dollar industry in North America, with consumers pushing up demand as they seek out the prized berries for a range of health benefits. Growing and harvesting the... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies grows in Midwest with three large berry producers

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. today announced that the Company has tripled its sales commitments among blueberry growers in the US Midwest, signing nine growers, including three of the largest berry producers in the region.... more »

Mississippi blueberry crop may see effects of cold, wet weather

Mississippi’s early spring bout of bad weather came at a critical time for producers of blueberries, the state’s largest commercial fruit crop. Blueberries can be easily damaged by cold weather, but the timing of mid-February’s... more »

NABC, USHBC add director of communications and industry relations

Jill Scofield has been hired as the director of communications and industry relations for the North American Blueberry Council and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. In this newly created role, Scofield, who started on staff... more »

2021 Michigan Blueberry Kickoff Meeting on April 13 is online

Michigan State University Extension and the MSUE Small Fruit Team are hosting this preseason webinar with updates on issues related to the early portion of the blueberry season. This webinar will deliver information on research... more »

Most effective spray options identified for blueberry stem gall wasp

Blueberry stem gall wasp is a sporadic pest of blueberries that is native to eastern North America. This tiny wasp lays its eggs into young shoots in the spring, typically during bloom, and in susceptible... more »

Blueberry, caneberry production in vertical farms aided by AeroFarms, Hortifruit deal

AeroFarms, a certified B Corporation and leader in vertical farming, and Hortifrut S.A., a certified B Corporation in Chile and a global business platform leader in berries marketing, distribution and production, announced March 30 a... more »

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