Blueberries

Michigan SWD webinar series for growers of cherries, berries and grapes

The Michigan State Univesity Fruit Team is pleased to announce SWD Fridays!, a series of webinars geared specifically toward providing fruit growers with spotted wing drosophila information. This series begins Friday, June 19 at 12... more »

‘The Business of Blueberries’ podcast: Episode 1 now available

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is offering a new podcast: The Business of Blueberries." "We’re excited to announce the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council's (USHBC) new podcast, “The Business of Blueberries,” is now available!," a news... more »

Machine harvest workshop for fresh market blueberries set for June 15

Oregon State University's Wei Yang will make an online presentation about using the over-the-row machine harvester for harvesting fresh market blueberries. With the challenges of harvesting labor and the ongoing pandemic, we face an unprecedented... more »

Four irrigation system options for blueberry fields

The best type of irrigation approach for blueberry fields depends on what the grower wants from the irrigation system. Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator, presented tips for effective irrigation of... more »

Blueberry irrigators look for exact combinations

If it’s not wet, there’s not much fruit that you will get. That could serve as the mantra of Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator, who presented tips for effective irrigation... more »

With accommodations, Oregon U-pick farms are opening for business

As berries begin to ripen, many of us anticipate the fresh sweetness of Oregon grown fruit and the opportunity to pick-our-own at local farms. Perhaps this year, even more than most, we are looking forward... more »

Twig blossom blights in Michigan blueberries need attention

We are three weeks past the May 9, 2020, freeze that hit southwest Michigan. Growers have been evaluating flowers for freeze injury. Besides damage to blossoms, we see dead shoot tips and damage to the tips of... more »

Blueberry growers need to focus on anthracnose fruit rot as bloom ends

Early in the season, blueberry growers focus on controlling mummy berry shoot blight. During early bloom, the focus shifts to controlling the blossom infection phase of mummy berry. Mummy berry blossom sprays target blooms soon after they open to... more »


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