Blueberries

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 »

Blueberry growers dedicated to organic practices for more than 40 years

When John and Joan Donaldson started growing blueberries on 40 acres of breathtaking land just outside of Fennville, Michigan, in the mid-1970s, they were on the cutting edge of agriculture nationally for one simple reason:... more »

Berry producer uses SIMBA barcode tracking help expand busines

In 2007 when Sara Osborne purchased Peters Cranberries, her father-in-law’s cranberry farm on the Oregon coast, she didn’t expect cranberry prices to soon plunge by 80%, sending the whole industry into shock. Yet that is... more »

Have you voted for your regional representative on the USHBC?

The voting deadline for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s (USHBC) election for regional seats is fast approaching. Ballots must be received by the USHBC no later than close of business on Monday, May 31, 2021.... more »

Current issues in Pennsylvania berry crops pinpointed

As with last year, frost protection of strawberry blossoms has been a challenge for many Pennsylvania growers given the wind that accompanied our cold temperatures. While some blossoms have been lost, most growers are reporting... more »

Arkansas peaches, muscadines hardest hit in 2021’s second historic freeze event

In the overnight hours of April 20, temperatures fell into the 20s across about half the state, triggering the second historic freeze event in 2021. While many horticulture producers were able to prepare by covering... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies announces first-time revenues in Pacific Northwest

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. announced May 11 that it has secured its first revenue commitments in the US Pacific Northwest from four blueberry growers in Oregon and Washington. BVT also has secured two R&D... more »

Register now for Michigan pre-bloom blueberry webinar on May 14

Michigan State University Extension and the small fruit team are hosting a 2021 Pre-Bloom Blueberry Webinar on Friday, May 14, from 1-4 p.m. with updates on issues related to the early portion of the blueberry season, pre-bloom and... more »

Current Issue

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Troon Vineyard makes wine with minimalist approach

Wafler Farms: family, fruit, nursery

MSU Extension educator relishes new opportunity

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

Blueberry group energized after planning effort, referendum OK

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

Mating disruption: Certifications, trials among updates from companies

Protein-based biologicals among trends in IPM

Farm Market column: Worker numbers dependent on market performance

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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