Blueberries

SAVRpak extends shelf life of berries, grapes during trials

SAVRpak has released a new moisture-control technology that extends the shelf life of fresh produce by up to three times, trials have shown. The Drop-In technology is a chemical-free, biodegradable pouch that is placed in... more »

Fall Creek promotes key executives

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., an international blueberry breeding and nursery company, has promoted two long-tenured employees to its executive leadership team, further strengthening the company’s breeding, variety development and production quality assurance functions.... more »

USHBC president named Ag Association Leader of the Year

Kasey Cronquist, president of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, has been named the National Agri-Marketing Association’s Ag Association Leader of the Year for 2022. Cronquist was recognized at an awards ceremony on April 7 at... more »

UF/IFAS releases new Sentinel blueberry variety

The University of Florida has developed and released another tasty blueberry variety. When Patricio Muñoz developed the newest UF/IFAS variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter... more »

Beeflow pollination program produces over 50% larger blueberries

Beeflow has shared the first-round results of research involving Beeflow pollination services for blueberry crops. The study, led by Lisa Wasko DeVetter, Ph.D., associate professor, Small Fruits, at Washington State University, was conducted across two... more »

Naturipe owner increases blueberry production in Southeast US

Naturipe, one of the world’s largest producers of fresh berries, has increased organic and conventional blueberry production in the Southeast U.S. Over the last year, Michigan Blueberry Growers (MBG), an owner of Naturipe Farms, has... more »

U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council energized after planning effort, referendum OK

Blueberry growers have support for the industry and plans for the next five years following historically high support for a referendum that will extend the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC)’s work. A renewed sense of... more »

Michigan’s Shelly Hartmann USHBC’s first female chairperson

A Michigan grower who radiates optimism for what the blueberry industry can be is the new chairperson of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. More than that, Shelly Hartmann will be the first elected female chairperson... more »

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 »

Understanding blueberry physiology is the key to better calcium agronomy

(Sponsored) It is well known that good calcium levels in blueberry fruit improves quality and shelf life.  However, results from most calcium fertilizers can be erratic.  This article by Dr. David Marks of Levity Crop Science... more »

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