Monthly Archives: April 2017

Fresh From Florida a boost for blueberries

SPONSORED CONTENT Each year, hundreds of small blueberry growers in Florida harvest two main types of the fruit – Rabbiteye and Southern Highbush. Capitalizing on Florida’s unique climate, farmers take advantage of the gap in [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

An important message from our President….

"To all of our Florida Blueberry Growers Association members: Our harvest time is really getting kicked into high gear. While the last few months of 2016 did not give our crops as many chill hours [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Welcome to the Florida Blueberry Growers Association

If you would like to become a new member, please visit the About Us section for membership info. We hope that you enjoy the site, whether you are a blueberry grower, educator, or even an [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on Welcome to the Florida Blueberry Growers Association

Food for Thought as the Season Gets Kicked into High Gear

Focusing on the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship BLUEBERRY SEASON is getting kicked into high gear with harvesting this year’s crop that you have been growing all year. Before you know it, harvest will be over [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Food for Thought as the Season Gets Kicked into High Gear

Florida Blueberry Festival Preview

Get a Bird’s Eye View of All the Entertainment and Pomp That Will be Putting the Spotlight on Florida’s Little Blue Dynamos PLUMP, SWEET, and delicious— Florida blueberries are a tasty treat unto themselves. If [...]

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Tips for Marketing Your Farm’s U-Pick

As each season comes and goes, I hear about more farms opening their  elds to the public and inviting them for a u-pick or we-pick experience. This does not surprise me, because when done [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Waste Not Want Not

Growers’ Perspective on Optimizing Irrigation Methods for Blueberry Crops Waste not. Want not. It’s a common enough saying, but for Florida’s blueberry farmers, conserving water is a high priority— for reasons including practicing sustainable agriculture [...]

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Pollinator Protection

from the 2017 Southeastern Blueberry Integrated Management Guide Before making insecticide applications, monitor insect populations to determine if treatment is needed. If insecticide application is necessary: 1. Use selective pesticides to reduce risk to pollinators [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Pollinator Protection

Weather, Timing, Hard Work, and Luck

By the time you hold this in your hands, by God’s grace our harvest will be well underway. On our family blueberry farm in Medulla, Kirkland Farms, we experienced more chill hours in the latter [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Weather, Timing, Hard Work, and Luck

Update on Blueberry Grafting Research in Florida

Making Headway on Studies of Sparkleberry-Grafted Blueberry Plant Varieties The following is an update of a long-term research project designed to evaluate the potential use of sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) as a rootstock for southern highbush [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Update on Blueberry Grafting Research in Florida
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