Blueberries

MSU releases Spotted Wing Drosophila guide

Spotted wing Drosophila was detected last fall for the first time in the Midwest. This invasive insect is a potential pest of soft-skinned fruit, and there is a coordinated effort to ensure Michigan growers are... more »

Blueberry meetings cover post bloom management of pests and fields

Michigan State University Extension has scheduled a series of meetings for blueberry growers in June. A pair of post bloom meetings begins next week on Thursday June 9. The same meeting will repeat in both... more »

56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held on June 22 at 2:30pm. This annual event will be held at the Devos Place in Grand Rapids,... more »

Commission promotes Georgia blueberries

Georgia is a state known for peaches, pecans and onions. But if Joe Cornelius and the George Blueberry Commission (GBC) have anything to say about it, Georgia will become known for blueberries above all other... more »

Gainesville marks National Farm Workers Awareness Week

As the spring sun ripens Alto Straughn’s blueberry crop, more than a thousand seasonal workers are beginning to descend on his farm east of Waldo, where they will pick the plump berries for about a... more »

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held June 22, 2:30 p.m., at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.The guesstimate provides a forum for growers, processors,... more »

Early spring could hurt region crops

Fruit growers are watching the weather warily, as unseasonably warm February temperatures could coax peach trees and blueberry bushes into early blossom - and a late-winter freeze could jeopardize this year's crop. The Augusta ChronicleRead... more »

Farmhand works hard, finds a full life

Antonio Sandoval lives with his family in a blue rancher on Laurel Avenue, surrounded by the blueberry pastures he has worked in for decades, more than 2,000 miles from his home state of Nayarit, Mexico.... more »


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