Blueberries

Astin Farms expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading strawberry growers. Always looking to the future, As... more

Learning curve steep for controlling spread of SWD

Michigan researchers are on the forefront of work being done to offset the continuing onslaught of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on commercial blueberries. But ... more

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Use gibberellin to increase blueberry fruit set

Gibberellin (GA) is naturally produced by blueberry seeds. In well-pollinated berries, GA is abundant and promotes normal berry growth. Without poll... more »

Naturipe celebrates 100th anniversary

Naturipe Farms celebrated its one hundred year anniversary with the growers and staff of one of the company’s partner-owners, Naturipe Berry Growers... more »

SWD, IPM workshop set for Latino blueberry growers

Latino blueberry growers are invited to a spotted wing drosophila (SWD) and integrated pest management training and pesticide applicator certification... more »

Michigan small fruit takes a hit from frost

West central Michigan has seen a number of days with temperatures dropping to the low 30s causing significant damage to small fruit crops, mainly to b... more »

Seven named to first Michigan Blueberry Commission

Not surprisingly, southwest Michigan appointees comprise the initial Michigan Blueberry Commission. Created on May 1 after a vote by the state’s... more »

Berries thrive in high tunnels, but beware of pests

A University of Arkansas study has found that using high tunnels in berry production can increase yields, extend the harvest season and improve fruit ... more »

Now is the time for scouting mummy berry in blueberries

Now is the time to scout under your blueberry bushes for mummy berry mummies. Michigan State University Extension advises scouting in “hot spots” ... more »

Oregon blueberry genetics go global

Oregon Blueberry Farms and Nursery has appointed Global Plant Genetics to manage its blueberry genetics internationally. The company has been breeding... more »

Matrix SG supplemental label approved for blueberry, caneberry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a Section 3 Supplemental Label for use of the herbicide Matrix SG 25 percent WDG (rimsulfu... more »

USDA issues letter on claims advisory for blueberry growers

Severe freeze events in the Southeastern United States on March 15-16, 2017, have resulted in significant and varying crop damage, particularl... more »


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