Blueberries

Georgia blueberry growers extend assessment

Georgia blueberry growers have approved extending their state's blueberry assessment. As a result of the vote, the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Blueberries will continue for another three years. On April 24, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner... more »

Naturipe Farms highlights sustainability on Earth Day

Berry grower Naturipe Farms is celebrating a legacy of leadership in sustainability on Earth Day, April 22. As of 2024, 28% of Naturipe Farms products are packed and/or cooled using renewable energy. This shift —... more »

Lessons learned: A look at how everything farmers buy and sell is determined by others

I have been farming Michigan blueberries my entire life and my family has been farming them since 1956. I am the president of the Michigan Blueberry Advisory Committee and the manager for Kamphuis Farms in... more »

ProBlad Verde fungicide approval expands in California

The California Department of Pest Registration has approved the use of Sym-Agro's ProBlad Verde fungicide on blueberries and caneberries to manage disease.   This label expansion increases the range of California commercial crops including grapes,... more »

Michigan fruit update released

Michigan State University (MSU) has released a seasonal fruit production update. An April 16 email outlined updates on fruit crops in a variety of regions, including Southeast, West central, Grand Rapids and Southwest Michigan.  ... more »

2024 Michigan Fruit Management Guide available

The Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. This year’s version of the Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. The Michigan Fruit... more »

“FoldBot” robot makes packaging more efficient

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_40681" align="aligncenter"... more »

Early season reminders for grower application timings

Because there have been starts and stops to the Michigan’s 2024 field season due to weather, Michigan State University Extension reminds growers to be on top of management decisions as phenological stages are likely to... more »

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