Blueberries

Florida, southeast growers assess Hurricane Ian damage

Florida growers are surveying damage to crops and property, following Hurricane Ian’s deadly landfall. Ian’s winds and rains caused massive human and property losses and harmed a variety of crops, from citrus to zucchini squash.... more »

Symposium offers latest in berry health research

While the 9th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium (BHBS) was postponed in 2021 due to COVID-19, berry research on health has continued through the pandemic and will be presented at the event in 2023. The symposium will... more »

SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, the south’s premier fruit and vegetable educational conference and trade show for growers, packers and shippers. The conference returns to the Savannah Convention Center... more »

Michigan blueberry delegation thanks Stabenow

Representatives from the Michigan blueberry industry recently met with U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, who sponsored in Congress the resolution designating July as National Blueberry Month. Stabenow, chair of the Senate Ag Committee, met in... more »

Pollinator conference seeks public engagement this year

The national Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes conference is Oct. 10-12 in Athens, Georgia. The annual conference brings together researchers, educators, practitioners and others interested in bee conservation through discussions, talks and education sessions. It... more »

Company unifies all brands under Oxbo

Netherlands-based Ploeger Oxbo Group has unified all of its brands under the Oxbo brand. The equipment company had sold its products under the Oxbo, Ploeger, Bourgoin and FMC brands. Unifying under the Oxbo brand name will... more »

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

Michigan State University (MSU) researchers who specialize in fruit crop pests have begun testing the effectiveness of a new biocontrol agent that could help reduce the damage caused by spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) on crops. This... more »

UF receives proof that Blueberry Advisory System minimizes fruit rot

Anthracnose fruit rot plagues blueberries, especially in Florida. In fact, it’s among the fruit’s most damaging diseases. To manage the disease, farmers normally spray the crop with fungicides, but on a calendar basis – in... more »

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