Blueberries

New research may help revive New York’s fall berry industry

The farm is experiencing one of its best seasons to date, thanks to better management of fall infestations of spotted wing drosophila (SWD), part of a research collaboration with Greg Loeb, professor of entomology at Cornell AgriTech,... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Virtual Blueberry Conference & Expo will be Sept. 28-Oct. 1

The NABC/USHBC Virtual Conference & Expo, which will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 1, will be much more than just another Zoom meeting, with four days packed with inspiring keynotes, activities, giveaways and celebrations of the... more »

Carolina Uquillas Herrera joins Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as commercial manager for Chile

Carolina Uquillas Herrera has joined Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., as commercial manager for Chile, responsible for establishing and developing strong relationships with the company’s blueberry nursery and genetics customers in the... more »

USDA announces new Section 32 purchases of frozen, dried blueberries

USDA has issued two new solicitations for the procurement of frozen and dried highbush blueberries under the authority of Section 32, formerly known as the “bonus buy” program, for use in the National School Lunch... more »

Rainier Fruit achieves Equitable Food Initiative certification

Rainier Fruit has achieved Equitable Food Initiative certification for its largest farm of over 2,300 acres. According to a news release, for the past three years, both companies have worked to align Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) standards... more »

Industry puts focus on blueberry sales potential

Something about blueberries drives the blues away. Jeff Malensky, newly-named chair of the promotion committee for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Committee (USHBC), says he’s often noticed the phenomena: Start talking about blueberries to somebody, and... more »

Study: Blueberry growers boost economy by infusing billions of dollars, generating jobs

U.S. highbush blueberry growers generate more than $4.7 billion in annual economic impact, accounting for more than $12.7 million flowing into the U.S. economy every day, according to a study commissioned by the U.S. Highbush... more »

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Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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