Blueberries

Blueberry harvest underway in south and west central Michigan

For the past seven days, west central Michigan have been under relatively moderated weather conditions characterized by daily minimum and maximum temperatures averaging 62˚ F and 80˚ F. Although no significant rainfalls have occurred during... more »

Georgia producers appointed to commodity commissions

Ex officio members of the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions met June 30 to make appointments to several of the commissions.  The following appointments were approved: Andy Futch and John Reece, both of Gilmer County, were... more »

Survey to help national team explore how blueberry growers pollinate their fields

To better understand current blueberry pollination practices, growers across the United States are being asked to complete a short survey about their pollination practices. This survey is part of a USDA-funded project to develop improved pollination... more »

Blueberry rust seen in rabbiteye blueberry cultivars in Alabama

Blueberry rust has been reported in rabbiteye blueberry cultivars in Alabama. Leaf rust, caused by the rust fungus, Pucciniastrum vaccinii (synonyms: P. myrtillus, Naohidemyces vaccinii, and Thekopsora vaccinii), has the potential to be very damaging to yields, and is most... more »

Michigan blueberry orchard and facilities purchased

Gladstone Land Corp. announced June 10 that it has acquired 930 gross acres of farmland, including approximately 480 acres of blueberry bushes, and support facilities located in Paw Paw, Michigan, for $13.3 million. The facilities... more »

2021 preharvest blueberry webinar set by Michigan State University

Michigan State University Extension MSU Extension and the Small Fruit Team are holding the 2021 Blueberry Preharvest webinar on June 17, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m.. This webinar will provide updates on important issues... more »

Mother, Marine son take over blueberry farm nestled in city

What do a retired music professor and a retiring U.S. Marine have in common? Why, a blueberry farm, of course. Mother and son, Nancy Cornish and Stephen Cornish, and his wife Sonya, went into business... more »

Brain health program urges consumers to ‘Grab a Boost of Blue and Walnuts, Too’

Brain Health Month has officially kicked off, and to generate consumer engagement and increase demand among new audiences, the United States Highbush Blueberry Council is teaming up with the California Walnut Board to launch a... more »

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