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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Alabama fruit crop braves cold temperatures

Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking in... more »

Blueberry management tips to protect from freeze damage

Severe freeze events such as occurred in Georgia March 15-16, present multiple challenges to growers. The magnitude of the damage varies across locati... more »

SWD’s Impact on Virginia Grapes, Berries

Doug Pfeiffer, an entomologist with Virginia Tech, discusses the susceptibility of grapes and berries to spotted wing drosophila.... watch »

Southern crops impacted by deep freeze

A deep freeze in the Southeast has done considerable damage to crops in Georgia and South Carolina. Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches... more »

New Jersey to allow growers to protect flowering crops from deep freeze

With the state expected to plunge into a deep freeze for the next several days, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Depart... more »

Blueberry cooperative MBG Marketing goes global

MBG Marketing – The Blueberry People has taken a step into the global foods market by establishing MB GLOBAL FOODS. Doing so will complement MBG Mar... more »

Michigan producers approve blueberry research program

Michigan’s blueberry producers have approved a referendum establishing a Michigan Blueberry Research & Education Program. This program w... more »

Hancock Foods reaches settlement with EPA

The owner of a blueberry processing facility in Hancock, Maine, has come into compliance with federal requirements designed to protect the public and ... more »

Obituary: James Moore

James N. Moore, who in 1964 established the fruit breeding program within the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, died Jan. 22. He ... more »

2017 NW Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

Tree fruit, grapes and berries were the focus of the 2017 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, held Jan. 17-18 at the Grand Traverse Resort. ... more »


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