Blueberries

Naturipe shares foodservice program, contact-free blueberries for kitchens

Salinas, California-based Naturipe Farms’ Value-Added Fresh division is focused on the future by providing a diversified and elevated foodservice program. According to a news release, the Natruripe Farms' Farm to Package process provides extended shelf... more »

Growers pursue expanding niche for blueberries

For many blueberry growers, the organic market represents a field of opportunity that offers product differentiation and price premiums. The benefits of organic production are offset by the difficulties of organic growing and the danger... more »

Report: USDA adds blueberries to list in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

According to a North American Blueberry Council statement, the USDA announced July 9 that blueberry growers are now eligible for Category 1 Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments.  "Based on the USDA’s original assessment of the... more »

Jeff Malensky named chair of the USHBC Promotion Committee

Jeff Malensky, president of Oregon Berry Packing in Hillsboro, Oregon, has recently been appointed chair of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council Promotion Committee. Malensky takes over the leadership position from Bob Carini of Carini Farms... more »

Fall Creek adds Alberto Medina-Mora as regional director for Mexico

Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery,Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Alberto Medina-Mora has joined the company as regional director for Mexico. Most... more »

Michigan State University plans blueberry pre-harvest webinar for June 29

Michigan State University (MSU)Extension and the MSU Extension Small Fruit Team are hosting a webinar with updates on issues related to the pre-harvest blueberry season. Blueberry harvest is rapidly approaching, and some growers are facing... more »

Bee Vectoring expands into Midwest as blueberry growers come on board

Bee Vectoring Technologies announced three new deals with Michigan blueberry growers to use BVT’s natural precision agriculture system in the current growing season. According to a news release, these deals show continuing momentum of BVT’s... more »

Southeast’s organic berry growers deal with diseases

Healthy plants in pleasant plantings are the best way to deal with the challenges of berry growing in the Southeastern United States. University of Georgia Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist Elizabeth L. Little spoke... more »


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