Blueberries

Successful pollination key to strawberry, blueberry production

Strawberries are aggregate fruits. They have multiple ovules per receptacle where the fruit is formed. The strawberry receptacle may have up to 500 ovules per berry. You will see these as “seeds” on the outside... more »

Would blueberries benefit from more nitrogen?

It is soon time to apply nitrogen fertilizer to blueberries. Urea or ammonium sulfate are the recommended materials. Use urea if your soil pH is in the recommended range of 4.5 to 5.0 and use... more »

Botryosphaeria stem blight of blueberry a concern in Southeast

Recently, the number of Botryosphaeria stem blight infected blueberry bushes is increasing in Alabama farms. Blueberry stem blight (Botryosphaeria dothidea) is a fungal disease known as the primary disease limiting establishment of blueberry plantings in the Southeast. Pathogen... more »

Florida blueberry season: Top-notch fruit, tools and knowledge

Florida’s blueberry production, harvest and shipping season has kicked off. The state’s blueberry industry has grown rapidly in the past 20 years. Today, Florida farmers grow more than 5,200 acres of blueberries, producing about 20... more »

USHBC president named Ag Association Leader of the Year

Kasey Cronquist, president of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, has been named the National Agri-Marketing Association’s Ag Association Leader of the Year for 2022. Cronquist was recognized at an awards ceremony on April 7 at... more »

Spanish version available for UF/IFAS Blueberry Growers Guide app

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences UF/IFAS has just released a Spanish-language version to the UF/IFAS Blueberry Growers Guide app. You can download the app on iOS or Android. Users will be able to choose between... more »

Hybrid 2022 Michigan Blueberry Kick Off Meeting is April 14

Michigan State University Extension and the Small Fruit Team invite all berry growers to attend the 2022 Blueberry Kick Off zoom/in-person meeting to receive updates on research and Extension issues important for Michigan’s small fruit... more »

UF/IFAS releases new Sentinel blueberry variety

The University of Florida has developed and released another tasty blueberry variety. When Patricio Muñoz developed the newest UF/IFAS variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter... more »

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