Blueberries

Michigan blueberry delegation thanks Stabenow

Representatives from the Michigan blueberry industry recently met with U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, who sponsored in Congress the resolution designating July as National Blueberry Month. Stabenow, chair of the Senate Ag Committee, met in... more »

UF receives proof that Blueberry Advisory System minimizes fruit rot

Anthracnose fruit rot plagues blueberries, especially in Florida. In fact, it’s among the fruit’s most damaging diseases. To manage the disease, farmers normally spray the crop with fungicides, but on a calendar basis – in... more »

MSU Extension to host its first blueberry field day

The Michigan State University Extension blueberry team is hosting its first field day on Aug. 24. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trevor Nichols Research Center in Fennville, Michigan.... more »

USHBC celebrates 2021 successes with annual Impact Report

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is recounting its success last year with the arrival of its 2021 Impact Report. The annual report outlines the council’s retail programs, foodservice sales, and fresh and frozen berry sales,... more »

Naturipe expects big volume of Mighty Blues jumbo blueberry

With National Blueberry Month in full swing, Naturipe is expecting to have promotable volumes of their delicious jumbo blueberries, Mighty Blues, from Michigan, the Pacific Northwest and Peru. With their beautiful violet hue, firm bite... more »

MSU blueberry expert honored for dedication

Lauded for his eagerness to help growers and the knowledge that helped elevate the Michigan blueberry crop, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator Mark Longstroth was honored for his contributions over almost three... more »

Tech helps growers produce better blueberries

A marriage of technology and agronomics is helping growers harvest blueberries more efficiently. In two Washington blueberry fields, the BerrySmart project is improving production quality through existing and future technologies that could benefit the industry.... more »

Naturipe blueberry volumes hit peak production

Naturipe is celebrating National Blueberry Month (July) with large volumes of blueberries available from several growing regions across North America. Blueberry volumes in Michigan, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia started their peak seasons in mid-July.... more »

Washington legislators seek end to frozen blueberry tariff

U.S. Reps. Rich Larsen and Suzan DelBene, Democrats from Washington, are asking U.S. trade officials to work on eliminating tariffs on frozen blueberries exported to Japan. In letters to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and... more »

Pest, disease controls keep Michigan blueberry growers busy

An online survey of Michigan blueberry growers confirmed the biggest challenges in 2021 involved insect control, with nearly 22% of respondents listing it as the top issue. But disease management challenges were quickly cropping up... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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