Blueberries

USDA AMS announces Section 32 purchases of frozen, dried highbush blueberries

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has issued a solicitation for the procurement of frozen highbush blueberries under the authority of Section 32, formerly known as the “bonus buy” program, for use in the National... more »

Two UGA scientists named Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society

Two prominent faculty members of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Harald Scherm and Albert Culbreath, have been named 2020 Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society. The American Phytopathological Society (APS)... more »

Blueberry industry ensuring supply, helping drive demand 

The blueberry industry realizes that food processors, packers, distributors and retailers are all experiencing significant challenges as you fulfill your essential mission to feed America. During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the food supply... more »

Time for replanting old, disease and blueberry stem gall wasp infested blueberry fields

After several years of declining productivity and market uncertainties, some Michigan growers are taking action to turn their business around to improve farm profitability and maintain employment. One action already having an impact in west... more »

$1M of fresh produce boxes sent to healthcare workers

Fruit and vegetable companies are sending more than $1 million worth of fresh fruits and vegetables to benefit healthcare responders on the front lines. The initiative, Feeding Our Frontlines, was created in collaboration with distributor... more »

Mummy berry has returned and new products are available for control

Michigan blueberries are at green tip. These shoots are very susceptible mummy berry infections. Mummy berry apothecia, also known as trumpets or mushrooms, have been found in west Michigan in Ottawa County, and are probably... more »

Florida: $522M in COVID-19 crop losses and importance of agriculture aid

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released on April 20 the Florida Seasonal Crop COVID-19 Impact Assessment, a new report providing data on crop losses facing... more »

Supplemental label issued for Verdepryn to control blueberry stem gall wasp

The new insecticide Verdepryn is a diamide insecticide based on the active ingredient cyclaniliprole. This is already labeled for use in blueberry against cutworms, fruitworms, Japanese beetle, blueberry maggot and other insect pests. The company... more »


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