Blueberries

USDA to buy Maine wild blueberries

USDA has agreed to purchase 30 million pounds of wild blueberries from Maine blueberry growers, The Associated Press reports. The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine... more »

SWD survey seeks grower responses

A new survey is seeking responses from growers regarding spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management. The survey is part of the "Sustainable Spotted Wind Dosophila Management for U.S. Fruit Crops" project, funded by the USDA National... more »

Southwest Michigan fruit regional report

With warmer weather, fruit tree buds are swelling. Growers should apply early-season sprays. Winter 2016 The 2016 winter was mild compared with 2014 and 2015. Temperatures during the 2016 winter dropped to around zero or slightly... more »

Munger Brothers, Hortifrut to merge

Naturipe Farms partners, Munger Brothers and Hortifrut, have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge the Munger’s berry business with Hortifrut. As a result of this merger, a consolidated global berry organization will be formed... more »

Keeping Massachusetts berries safe in cold weather

As temperatures dip down, growers can take precautions and use the following tips to keep berries safe in cold weather. Mary Concklin, visiting associate Extension educator at the University of Connecticut, shares cold weather tips.... more »

Prowl H20 approved for highbush blueberry

EPA has approved a new supplemental label for use of Prowl H2O for annual grass and broadleaf weed control in highbush blueberry. Prowl H2O provides four to six weeks control of most annual grasses and broadleaves.... more »

Irrigation water spread tracked in blueberries

One of the most important production practices to attain optimum blueberry yields is irrigation management. Efficient application of supplemental irrigation will enhance crop yields and help reduce overall production costs. With this in mind, Bob... more »

Researchers study spread of BNRBV

Blueberry necrotic ring blotch virus (BNRBV) causes an emerging disease of southern highbush blueberry (SHB) in the southeastern United States. Disease incidence and severity vary considerably from year to year within the same planting. Experiments... more »

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