New Jersey Department of Agriculture celebrates National Blueberry Day at the beach

To celebrate National Blueberry Day on July 8, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) will distribute free Jersey Fresh blueberries at three popular shore locations: Wildwood, Atlantic City and Seaside Heights. The giveaway will... more »

MSU to host 2024 preharvest blueberry Extension twilight meeting

The Michigan State University blueberry team is inviting blueberry growers to attend this year’s preharvest blueberry Extension twilight meeting. MSU’s 2024 preharvest Extension meeting is scheduled for June 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.... more »

California, Oregon growers introduce regeneratively grown blueberries

A regenerative agriculture supplier, AC Foods, has welcomed betterful, a line of Regenerative Organic Certified blueberries, to the market. Launched in stores in April and available through September, betterful blueberries are grown in California and... more »

Berries lead fresh organic produce sales

Berries are now the king of fresh organic produce sales. According to the latest sales data, berries top 2023 organic fresh produce sales. For the second year in a row, organic berries, which include strawberries,... more »

USHBC releases annual impact report

In a recent email, Shelly Hartmann, chair of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC), shared the organization’s accomplishments despite the challenges faced in 2023. Hartmann emphasized the council's efforts in promoting the blueberry industry, maintaining... more »

Major League Pickleball declares blueberries its official fruit

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) announced its partnership with Major League Pickleball (MLP by Margaritaville) for their 2024 season, promoting blueberries as “the official fruit of MLP” among a rapidly growing base of pickleball... more »

USHBC seeks Blueberry Leadership Program applications

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is accepting applications for its Blueberry Leadership Program. The program elevates up-and-coming leaders in the blueberry industry, according to the USHBC. This will be the third class enrolled in... more »

Peach State seeks ag commodity commission members

Growers are being sought by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) to serve on the Peach State’s agriculture commodity commissions, including those for apples, blueberries, grapes and peaches. A dozen of Georgia’s agricultural commodity commissions... more »

Georgia blueberry growers extend assessment

Georgia blueberry growers have approved extending their state's blueberry assessment. As a result of the vote, the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Blueberries will continue for another three years. On April 24, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner... more »

Naturipe Farms highlights sustainability on Earth Day

Berry grower Naturipe Farms is celebrating a legacy of leadership in sustainability on Earth Day, April 22. As of 2024, 28% of Naturipe Farms products are packed and/or cooled using renewable energy. This shift —... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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