Despite crop damage, Florida blueberry growers optimistic

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) is predicting a good year for blueberries despite a recent grower survey showing significant crop damage.  Last week, FBGA asked its members to respond to a survey reporting any... more »

Florida blueberry growers see blueberry gall midge damage

Brittany H. Lee, president, Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA), has communicated with FBGA membership identifying a threat from blueberry gall midge. "Gall midge is a pest of blueberries, native to North America. The larvae feed... more »

New Guinness World Record for heaviest blueberry

Australian blueberry breeders Dave and Leasa Mazzardis recently set a Guinness World Record for the heaviest blueberry weighing in at 12.39 grams, or 0.436 ounces. The Guinness World Records is published annually, listing all the world records... more »

Blossom Protect, Botector get EPA OK to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the Blossom Protect and Botector product labels. The new labels extend the storage time from 10 months to... more »

Michigan Blueberry Commission gets $99K for research station

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the Rural Development Fund Board on awarded Rural Development Fund Grants to projects in the state. “When the goal is to expand existing businesses or... more »

Gladstone Land buys Michigan blueberry farm for $2.1 million

McLean, Virginia-based Gladstone Land Corp. (NASDAQ:LAND) ("Gladstone Land" or the "Company") has acquired a 176-acre blueberry farm in Van Buren County, Michigan, for $2.1 million.  Upon acquisition, Gladstone Land entered into a 10-year, triple-net lease... more »

Wish Farms introduces Misty Organics blueberry farm

Wish Farms, the year-round grower-marketer of berries, has opened a new organic blueberry farm located in Alturas, Florida. Named for Wish Farms’ mascot, Misty the Garden Pixie, the project began as an idea in 2014.... more »

Harvest-time applications approved for Delegate WG

Delegate WG insecticide has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency to add a one-day preharvest interval to its label for most bushberry crops, including blueberries. The label addition allows fruit producers to apply Delegate... more »

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