Blueberries

Group recognizes highly-cited MSU entomology professor

Rufus Isaacs, a professor of entomology at Michigan State University, has been recognized by Clarivate Analytics through its Highly Cited Researchers List for 2022. The honor identifies individuals across the globe who have demonstrated significant... more »

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

Josh VanderWeide is a new small fruit horticulture specialist with Michigan State University (MSU), with a concentration on blueberry physiology and production. Introduced at the first annual MSU Blueberry Field Day in August, the assistant... more »

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Douglas DeLeo has been involved with growing specialty crops much of his life. Working for a blueberry grower while in high school, he developed an affinity for farming that has lasted more than 50 years.... more »

Blueberry industry shares supply, price, sales data

The closing keynote panel at The Blueberry Summit shared collective industry progress on the development and deployment of the BerrySmart Insights platform. Joe Vargas, director of business intelligence at the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, reviewed... more »

USHBC releases supplier database

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has a new supplier database platform for companies seeking blueberries. The supplier database is designed for foodservice professionals, food manufacturers, processors and importers from outside the U.S. that are looking... more »

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 »

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