Blueberries

Maine’s Blueberry Growers Uneasy About Latest Honeybee Die-Off

Maine's blueberry-growing industry is taking note of the latest die-off of honeybees in 22 states across the country. Boston Herald more »

Uh-Oh: Citrus Thrips Add Blueberries to Their Diet

With the advent of heat-tolerant blueberries, growers have established a California blueberry industry. But, along with the new opportunities offered by this crop, comes a new struggle ? citrus thrips. Central Valley Business Times more »

Good Crop, High Prices Bless ’06 Blueberry Harvest

For Maine's wild blueberry growers, the 2006 harvest is proving to be an agricultural perfect storm. The Ellsworth American more »

Russian Farm Grows with Maine Connection

Tatiana Valentinovna Galaktionova toured blueberry farms in Sebago and Steep Falls to learn about high-bush blueberry culture. Portland Press Herald more »

Some Areas See Crops Reduced by Weather

On the first day of summer, the Michigan Frozen Fruit Packers Association pulled together its members to evaluate the outlook for production of fruit crops, in Michigan and the nation.About 150 people attended the 51st... more »

Michigan Blueberry Growers Plan Dec. 7 Meeting

A meeting has been scheduled for Dec. 7 for Michigan blueberry growers to discuss forming a new organization to represent their interests. The meeting will be from noon to 2 p.m. during the Great Lakes... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate to be June 22

The 50th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held at 2 p.m. June 22 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich.The Guesstimate provides a forum... more »

Apple Production Up 12.9 Percent

The value of Washington's agricultural production for 2003 reached a near record $5.75 billion, 3.1 percent above 2002, according to the USDA Washington Agricultural Statistics Service (WASS). The record stands at $5.88 billion, which was... more »


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