US blueberry growing regions see mixed results

America’s top blueberry-producing regions are experiencing very different results in 2018, according to Extension agents and grower associations. Georgia, in particular, has reported difficulty due to a late spring freeze that’s expected to drop its... more »

Driscoll’s reports a digital marketing success

Driscoll’s reports its six-part video series has drawn a large audience resulting in 65 million impressions and more than 1.5 million views. The promotion is set to break Driscoll’s record engagement rate, according to spokeswoman... more »

Blueberry firms join to grow in northern, eastern Europe

Two family-owned blueberry companies, and long-time friends and industry allies, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. and Driesvenplant B.V. announce that Fall Creek has purchased the Driesvenplant nursery company in The Netherlands and that Driesvenplant’s... more »

New York state economy boosted by berry industry

Berries are an important part of the New York State agricultural economy, and the state economy as a whole. Currently, berries – primarily strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries – are grown in all but a... more »

Wet spring brings more shoot, twig blight to Michigan blueberries

Twig blights in blueberries Weather conditions have been wet in Michigan and blighted twigs have been found in blueberries (Photo 1). Tip dieback and blighted blossom clusters are the first symptoms growers and scouts find... more »

US frozen blueberries inventory looks healthy

U.S. frozen blueberries inventory showed a healthy decrease in April before the 2018 harvest, according to an industry group’s report. The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) reported 114.7 million pounds of frozen blueberries were in... more »

$177.4 million in commodity purchases planned by USDA

Up to $177.4 million in purchases for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process was introduced May 24 by U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach. The American-grown products... more »

Blueberry gall wasp management guidelines for 2018

Blueberry stem gall wasp has become more common in some Michigan blueberry fields, and Michigan State University researchers have been working to find effective management approaches for this pest. With emergence of the wasps starting... more »

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