Blueberries

MSU Extension to host its first blueberry field day

The Michigan State University Extension blueberry team is hosting its first field day on Aug. 24. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trevor Nichols Research Center in Fennville, Michigan.... more »

USHBC celebrates 2021 successes with annual Impact Report

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is recounting its success last year with the arrival of its 2021 Impact Report. The annual report outlines the council’s retail programs, foodservice sales, and fresh and frozen berry sales,... more »

Naturipe expects big volume of Mighty Blues jumbo blueberry

With National Blueberry Month in full swing, Naturipe is expecting to have promotable volumes of their delicious jumbo blueberries, Mighty Blues, from Michigan, the Pacific Northwest and Peru. With their beautiful violet hue, firm bite... more »

MSU blueberry expert honored for dedication

Lauded for his eagerness to help growers and the knowledge that helped elevate the Michigan blueberry crop, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator Mark Longstroth was honored for his contributions over almost three... more »

Tech helps growers produce better blueberries

A marriage of technology and agronomics is helping growers harvest blueberries more efficiently. In two Washington blueberry fields, the BerrySmart project is improving production quality through existing and future technologies that could benefit the industry.... more »

UGA releases parasitic wasp to control SWD

In a quiet field of abandoned blueberries and shrubby brush in south Georgia, Cera Jones released hundreds of tiny parasitic wasps into the thicket and watched them fly away, following their natural instinct to search... more »

Naturipe blueberry volumes hit peak production

Naturipe is celebrating National Blueberry Month (July) with large volumes of blueberries available from several growing regions across North America. Blueberry volumes in Michigan, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia started their peak seasons in mid-July.... more »

Washington legislators seek end to frozen blueberry tariff

U.S. Reps. Rich Larsen and Suzan DelBene, Democrats from Washington, are asking U.S. trade officials to work on eliminating tariffs on frozen blueberries exported to Japan. In letters to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and... more »

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