Blueberries

MSU: 2018 Michigan blueberry crop lowest since 2005

Michigan had a terrible blueberry crop in 2018. Across Michigan, yields for early and mid-season varieties were normal but not great. Yields for late mid-season (Jersey) and late-season varieties (Elliott and others) were terrible. I... more »

Requirements changed for fresh blueberries imported from Chile

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the entry requirements for the importation of fresh blueberry fruit (Vaccinium spp.) from Chile into the United States. Chile has divided Region VIII... more »

New packaging to keep blueberries fresh through supply chain

StePac L.A. Ltd. launches Xflow, a patented, functional, flowpack solution for blueberries as a cost-saving alternative to traditional preformed bulk packaging. Xflow meets market trends to reduce waste through the supply chain, save labor costs,... more »

Canada ‘yet to realize’ fruit export potential in Europe

Canada has huge opportunities for fruit exports to Europe that are being left unrealized, despite the opening up of trade between EU countries and the North American nation. This is a key message that Canadian... more »

USDA resources help fruit farm stay in family hands

Nestled in the hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania lies a fifth-generation family farm, Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. Purchased in 1900 by the patriarch, W.W. Boyer, Boyer Nurseries & Orchards has grown in both business ventures... more »

Fall Creek hires blueberry products director

Matt Kramer, a 33-year veteran of the horticulture industry, recently took a job at Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, as director of product development and commercialization.... more »

Bilingual Quinn Farm draws 100K visitors a year

Quinn Farm is also known as La Ferme Quinn. Located about 20 miles from Montreal and 40 miles from the U.S. border, the proprietors are fully bilingual. “I was brought up by a French mum... more »

Picnic basket-shaped vehicle latest effort in Driscoll’s #BerryTogether campaign

Driscoll’s national #BerryTogether campaign is looming large. A larger-than-life 3D picnic basket on wheels will soon be rolling through local communities and neighborhoods to share the berry joy and deliver delicious berry treats. This campaign... more »


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