Blueberries

Oudemans leads New Jersey’s blueberry, cranberry research

Peter Oudemans leads the PE Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension, a substation of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers University located in Chatsworth, New Jersey's Burlington County. Photo: Peter... more »

SWD: A 2021 update for Pennsylvania berry growers

This is the time of year when spotted wing drosophila populations can rapidly increase in Pennsylvania, making efforts to control this pest a necessity for most berry crop growers. Updated info can be found through The... more »

Michigan Blueberry’s Robson to step down; Nancy Nyquist takes over

After four years, Kevin Robson is stepping down asexecutive director of the Michigan Blueberry Commission (MBC) due to career advancement at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. Nancy Nyquist, external... more »

New Jersey ag department highlights Jersey Fresh blueberries  

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture on July 14 highlighted the month as National Blueberry Month with a visit to Mento Farms in Atlantic County. New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) Secretary Douglas Fisher along... more »

Blueberry harvest underway in south and west central Michigan

For the past seven days, west central Michigan have been under relatively moderated weather conditions characterized by daily minimum and maximum temperatures averaging 62˚ F and 80˚ F. Although no significant rainfalls have occurred during... more »

Georgia producers appointed to commodity commissions

Ex officio members of the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions met June 30 to make appointments to several of the commissions.  The following appointments were approved: Andy Futch and John Reece, both of Gilmer County, were... more »

Survey to help national team explore how blueberry growers pollinate their fields

To better understand current blueberry pollination practices, growers across the United States are being asked to complete a short survey about their pollination practices. This survey is part of a USDA-funded project to develop improved pollination... more »

Blueberry rust seen in rabbiteye blueberry cultivars in Alabama

Blueberry rust has been reported in rabbiteye blueberry cultivars in Alabama. Leaf rust, caused by the rust fungus, Pucciniastrum vaccinii (synonyms: P. myrtillus, Naohidemyces vaccinii, and Thekopsora vaccinii), has the potential to be very damaging to yields, and is most... more »

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