Blueberries

Audits, E-Verify cloud labor picture

Will growers find enough workers to harvest their crops in 2012? It’s tough to predict, but based on information from a smattering of different crops in different regions, it looks like the labor supply should... more »

Save IR-4

The Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) – which works with EPA to register pest control products for specialty crops – might not live to see its 50th birthday. In February, the Obama administration released... more »

Ice can save your blueberries during a freeze

When the mercury drops below freezing, blueberry growers may want to try turning on the sprinklers, said Mark Longstroth, a small fruit Extension educator with Michigan State University (MSU). Like other plants, blueberries responded to... more »

Scout and spray to control mummyberry

For blueberry growers, mummyberry can lead to frightening losses if not managed properly. Mummyberry is a fungus that overwinters in the previous year’s berries that fell on the ground, according to Washington State University’s blueberry... more »

Ice can save your blueberries during a freeze

When the mercury drops below freezing, blueberry growers may want to try turning on the sprinklers, said Mark Longstroth, a small fruit Extension educator with Michigan State University (MSU).Like other plants, blueberries responded to the... more »

MSU launches reformatted blueberry website

The MSU Blueberry Team has moved to a new format for information delivery, the Michigan Blueberry Facts website. The MSU Blueberry Team faced a dilemma in 2011. Grant funding for the MSU Blueberry Newsletter had... more »

Maryland farm owned by same family since 1902

There are several things Nathan Milburn credits for the continued success of Milburn Orchards, the family farm that has been in Elkton, Md., since 1902. Besides continued support from grower organizations, the strength and will... more »

Summer fruits coming early

A warm spring has provided just the right environment for an early summer, at least when it comes to fruit and vegetable harvests.Doug Patterson with Patterson Farms in Rowan County, North Carolina, says strawberry crops... more »

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