Blueberries

Blueberry cultivation worldwide – past, present and future

Trade and production of blueberries is expanding globally as product development boosts their profile in form and function. Hailed for their flavor, versatility, and health benefits, blueberry consumption has expanded beyond fresh, ranging from pureed... more »

Bernadine Strik honored with Duke Galletta Award from NABC 

Bernadine Strik, a veteran professor of horticulture and a berry crop specialist and researcher at Oregon State University, was honored with the Duke Galletta Award for Excellence in Horticultural Research by the North American Blueberry... more »

Naturipe’s import blueberries peak is early and strong this season

Naturipe, a producer of fresh blueberries, announced Sept. 30 that its import blueberries from Peru are peaking early this season and in impressive volumes. Wih the first arrival of import berries being ahead of schedule... more »

Rabobank takes a look into the future of the blueberry market

According to the latest fresh produce report from Rabobank, the global highbush blueberry planted area surpassed 205,000 hectares in 2020, and production is expected to continue to grow firmly in the next few years. Most... more »

Fall Creek adds Holger Brandt as general manager of Sekoya platform

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Holger Brandt is now the general manager of its Sekoya platform for premium blueberry varieties. Since 2018, Brandt has... more »

Blueberry state of the industry report now available

The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) is pleased to announce that its 2021 Global State of the Blueberry Industry Report is now available, providing the industry with an essential tool that makes important information available to... more »

The Bee Corp expands Verifli’s use in blueberry pollination pilot

The Bee Corp recently announced a new series of pilot tests during blueberry pollination season, working with Michigan State University entomology professors, Rufus Isaacs and Meghan Milbrath and graduate student, Lauren Goldstein. The pilot project... more »

Blueberry farm operators to be inducted into Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame

For over 30 years, Dennis and Shelly Hartmann of Grand Junction, Michigan, have been involved in the agricultural industry. They currently own 368 acres and rent an additional 130 acres at their farm in Van... more »

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