Daily Archives: January 5, 2017

Proper irrigation of Florida blueberry crops

Effective methods for Florida’s soil type and blueberry root systems PROPER IRRIGATION is essential for maximizing fruit yield and minimizing drought stress of southern highbush blueberry plants grown in Florida. Drought stress can reduce berry [...]

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Grower 411: The winter freeze checklist

VIRTUALLY ALL blueberry fields in Florida are subject to late winter or early spring freezes, which can cause serious reductions in yield. Below is a list of activities for freeze preparation. The list was originally [...]

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Flatheaded borers and Chilli thrips update

What the most recent research shows about these two pests in Florida blueberry crops FLATHEADED BORERS INFESTING FLORIDA BLUEBERRY PLANTINGS THE FIRST REPORT of borers infesting blueberry plantings was in November 2014. During 2015 and [...]

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President’s Letter: Great news for Florida blueberry growers

MEMBERS OF THE Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the FBGA recently met with UF Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Jack Payne, and Nick Place, Dean and Director for UF/IFAS. We asked [...]

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Climate outlook and freeze protection resources

Tools to help you while monitoring temperatures and protecting your crop THIS FALL, a couple of cold fronts provided some chill as many growers prepared to apply hydrogen cyanamide. Although chill for November and early [...]

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