Frozen blueberry storage down compared to 2017, 2016

July’s cold storage of blueberries is down compared to the last two years, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) recently reported. “At the end of July 175.3 million lbs. of blueberries were reported in cold... more »

For Phytelligence, it’s not just about the apples

Phytelligence was founded in 2012 on work from Washington State University and is perhaps best known for its association with tree fruit. But, as CEO Ken Hunt says, it’s all about what the growers want.... more »

Naturipe to use blockchain for food safety data

Naturipe Farms recently announced it was working with data management firm SAP on a blockchain project to increase food safety and reduce food waste. Blockchain technologies typically act as a digital ledger in which transactions are recorded... more »

Interfresh to market Driediger Farms’ blueberries

Fruit and vegetable marketing firm Interfresh recently announced the company has started marketing Driediger Farms’ blueberries. Driediger Farms, based in Langley, British... more »

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery adds Jim Baumgartner

Jim Baumgartner, an Oregon-based attorney for 32 years, has joined Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as general counsel and head of its legal department. In this newly... more »

Sun Belle opens new Miami Distribution Center

Sun Belle, a marketer and shipper of berries, has opened an 82,000 square foot state of the art refrigerated distribution facility in Miami. Adjoining Miami International Airport, the facility is also 15 minutes from the... more »

USHBC’s first advertising campaign outperforming forecast

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC)’s advertising campaign to increase consumer demand for its berries is off to a good start. Results for the campaign, ‘Positively Bluetiful,’ are significantly exceeding expectations in the first six... more »

Free guide on managing SWD in organic berry crops available

If you’ve been growing berries for more than a couple of years, you’re no doubt aware that good growing and sanitation practices – such as keeping an open canopy, weeding regularly, rotating insecticides, harvesting frequently,... more »

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