Florida, Georgia blueberry growers seek inclusion in NAFTA

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) and Georgia Blueberry Growers Association (GBGA) sent a joint letter May 1 to their congressmen asking that provisions to protect the blueberry industry of Florida and Georiga be included... more »

Georgia fruit commissions accept nominations for board members

The Georgia commissions for blueberry, peaches and pecan growers have board positions open and are accepting nominations to fill the positions. The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for blueberries will accept nominations to fill two board... more »

New UF blueberry variety machine-friendly

At an education session at January’s Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, University of Florida (UF) Assistant Professor of Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Patricio Muñoz showed a list of blueberry varieties the university has released... more »

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

Build a better mousetrap, the old saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door. Research and development aren’t always common investments in commodity markets. But the Driscoll’s motto is “only the... more »

Early spring mummy berry shoot strike infections eyed

Mummy berry is a unique disease. The fungal pathogen needs to infect the plant twice to complete its life cycle; the first being new shoots at the beginning of spring growth, and the second during... more »

BC Blueberry Council rebrands its product marketing

Abbotsford, British Colombia-based BC Blueberry Council (BCBC) has just unveiled its new brand  – Powered by Nature – with its newly refreshed website at Created by Vancouver’s Watershed Communications Group, a full-service advertising and communications firm, the Powered... more »

Colder-than-normal March damages crops, delays planting

In terms of heat, February in the Southeastern U.S. set records, so the swing to lower-than-normal temperatures in March came as a shock to many. This year, the average temperature for March was lower than... more »

Georgia blueberry growers vote to continue assessment

Georgia blueberry growers overwhelmingly voted to extend the assessment of five dollars per ton of marketed blueberries for an additional three years. According to a release from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, 89.74 percent of... more »

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