Blueberries

Funds available to replant fields infested by blueberry stem gall wasp

Blueberry stem gall wasp has become a challenging insect pest for Michigan growers to control in a few susceptible cultivars, leading to significant plant and yield loss in some fields. To assist growers with transitioning... more »

North American Blueberry Council, US Highbush Blueberry Council name Cronquist president

The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) and U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) have named Kasey Cronquist as the new president, effective July 29. The council’s current executive director, Mark Villata, is set to retire at... more »

Bees necessary for Southeast rabbiteye blueberry production

Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators –  particularly native southeastern blueberry bees – although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.... more »

Weiss joins Fall Creek’s US sales, grower support team

Micah Jacob Weiss has joined the U.S. sales and grower support team of Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as a representative focused on blueberry growers in the Pacific Northwest. He is based in... more »

Fall Creek begins development of blueberry nursery in South Africa

Burgert Van Dyk has joined Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as regional director for South Africa, responsible for building the Fall Creek business in the region.  Under his supervision, Fall Creek will establish... more »

T&G Global brings US grown blueberries to Vietnam for the first time

The first pallet of Californian blueberries (192 trays), grown under T&G’s Orchard Road brand, is on its way from Los Angeles International Airport to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam city this week. The company expects multiple... more »

Blueberries’ effect on cardiometabolic health, metabolic syndrome eyed

A new research study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that participants with metabolic syndrome who consumed the equivalent of one cup of fresh blueberries, given as 26g of freeze-dried blueberries, showed clinically relevant changes in... more »

Effects of extreme heat on blueberry pollination

During the 2018 growing season, Michigan experienced an unprecedented heat-wave on Memorial Day weekend, in late May (Figure 1). Weather stations in west Michigan reported hours-long conditions above 90 degrees Fahrenheit over that weekend. Additionally,... more »


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