Tagged blueberries

July 2, 2017
Southern Highbush Berries Have Turned the Blueberry World Upside-Down
Berry industry revolutionized thanks to the introduction of low-chill varieties. Read More
June 27, 2017
Study Zeroes in on Sweet Spot for Florida Blueberries
Taste test proves farmers, marketers, and parents should be cognizant of kids’ consumer clout. Read More
Alto Straughn receives distinguished alumnus award from UF President Kent Fuchs
May 4, 2017
Florida Farming Pioneer Still Making the Honor Roll
Alto Straughn presented with University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. Read More
The Hill family of Southern Hill Farms in Florida
April 13, 2017
Florida Farming Family Staying on Top of the Blueberry Game
The Hill family of Southern Hill Farms continues to up their efforts to diversify business and stay out ahead of a competitive market. Read More
April 10, 2017
North Carolina Blueberry Crop Still Kicking
Thanks to pruning cuts and a diverse mix of cultivars, the majority of the crop survived a series of March freezes. Read More
Closeup of Florida blueberries
April 6, 2017
Study Shows Bumblebees Can Boost Blueberry Yield Big Time
UF/IFAS researchers find placing hives of the distinct pollinator in the field pumps up output by 70%. Read More
Freeze protected blueberry bushes in Florida
March 25, 2017
Florida Blueberry Crop Escapes Slap from Late-Season Cold Snap
Freeze protection tactics prove fruitful as local producers look to gain from Georgia’s loss. Read More
Registration area at the 2017 Florida Blueberry Growers Association Spring Meeting
February 17, 2017
Florida Blueberry Growers Counting on a Comeback
With last season's disaster in the rear view, all eyes are searching for bluer skies. Read More
November 28, 2016
Researchers Develop Lower-Cost Options For Blueberry Harvest Assist Systems
Research team seeks alternatives to over-the-row harvest systems. Read More
Bacterial wilt symptoms in Florida blueberries
November 16, 2016
Florida Blueberry Growers Warned To Watch For New Deadly Disease
Pathogen has been confirmed on three farms so far. Read More
Spring Valley Farms blueberries near Umatilla, FL
September 24, 2016
Time Is Now For Florida Blueberry Growers To Dig In
Coming off a challenging season, industry players must continue to adapt to curveballs thrown by Mother Nature and market forces. Read More
September 23, 2016
What U.S. Consumers Think About Florida Blueberries
For growers, the good news is that shoppers like what you are serving up. But more can be done to whet appetites. Read More
Closeup of a managed bee hive next to a blueberry field
September 22, 2016
It Behooves Blueberry Growers To Protect Pollinators
Placing priority on bee care best practices will ensure sweet success for your crop. Read More
September 20, 2016
How To Track Irrigation: Keep Your Eye On The Blue Dye
Time-tested, color-appropriate method for following water movement in plasticulture veggie crops could prove fruitful in blueberries, too. Read More
Clusters of 'Patrecia' blueberries
September 17, 2016
Florida Blueberry Growers Keen On Two New Cultivars
Low-chill, machine-harvest capabilities define these southern highbush selections. Read More
September 1, 2016
Pick-Your-Own Pointers From Expert Blueberry Grower
30-year veteran Bob McConnell shares tips on variety selection, production practices, and finding your market. Read More
big blueberries
August 31, 2016
Tips To Prune For Big Blueberries
Leaving the proper number of canes on your highbush berry plant should ensure your consumers will leave your farm with large berries – and come back for more. Read More
ripe blueberry cluster on a blueberry bush
March 31, 2016
Breeding For The Ideal Fresh Blueberry
While sweetness might be the top attraction for consumers, a new study found poor texture was their biggest turnoff. Read More
March 30, 2016
Fighting Phytophthora In Blueberries
The authors of a recently published study have identified which blueberry cultivars you might want to consider planting in certain soils. Read More
Indigocrisp blueberries
February 22, 2016
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council Seeks Nominees
State member positions and alternatives sought to fill eight positions for a three-year term. Read More
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GenNext Growers
August 22, 2017
Top Alternative Crops GenNext Growers Sh…
Now is a good time for you to think about what new selections might pay off. Read More
Insect Control
August 22, 2017
Stink Bug Threatens High-Dollar Crops in…
While populations are low, it appears invasive pest has recently stumbled upon one of the state’s peaches and almonds. Read More
Grapefruit & Specialty
August 22, 2017
More Florida Citrus Producers Pondering …
Local farmers are sweet on the prospect of growing the acid fruit. Read More
August 22, 2017
Columnist Wins Prestigious Plant Breeder…
John Clark, who writes a column for American Fruit Grower® and Western Fruit Grower® magazines, is honored with National Plant Breeders Association Impact Award. Read More
Apple Grower of the Year
August 22, 2017
U.S. Apple Association Hosts Annual Appl…
American Fruit Grower® and Western Fruit Grower® magazine’s 2017 Apple Grower of the Year will be officially presented on Thursday, Aug. 24, during the first day of the conference. Read More
Farm Management
August 21, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiation Long Overdue for Flo…
Specialty crop growers in the Sunshine State seek relief from unfair trade deal. Read More
August 21, 2017
Take Alternative Routes to Find Conventi…
In order to grow, things have to change. Are you ready? Read More
Apples & Pears
August 20, 2017
APHIS Seeks Comments on Risk Removal for…
Dormant live cuttings from countries in the European Union must currently go through pest risk assessment. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
August 19, 2017
Pressure Is on to Pick and Plant Citrus …
With even more variety selections available, information and communication are keys to success. Read More
August 19, 2017
More Forage Grants Distributed in Honor …
National forage program is scattering seeds from New York to California to celebrate pollinators. Read More
August 18, 2017
Bayer Aims Research Prowess at Defeating…
Company enters collaboration with Citrus Research and Development Foundation to uncover antibacterial and plant defense tools against the disease. Read More
August 18, 2017
How Florida Growers are Fine-Tuning Citr…
Some are tweaking nutrition programs to focus on root health along with foliar applications. Read More
August 17, 2017
How Wicked Will Winter 2018 Be in the U.…
The 200th edition of the Farmers’ Almanac reveals wide-ranging weather patterns and events that would require everything from shovels to shorts. Read More
GenNext Growers
August 17, 2017
Young Growers See Evolving Orchard Produ…
A group of 30 got a chance to see operations boasting vertical integration and higher production per acre up close in the Champlain region of New York State and Vermont. Read More
More Vegetables
August 16, 2017
Variety Specs | Production Tips: Broccol…
'Eastern Crown' is an outstanding variety for the East Coast and warm regions throughout the U.S. Read More
August 15, 2017
California Nurseryman Settles With Feds …
John Duarte admits no liability but will pony up more than $1 million in civil penalties and environmental mitigation fees. Read More
Apples & Pears
August 15, 2017
Wet Weather Breeds Phytophthora in Young…
Crown rot, root rot flourishing in very wet growing season. Read More
August 15, 2017
New Conference to Shine Spotlight on Cen…
Education and interaction part of UF/IFAS-led agenda. Read More