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Save-the-Date for the Next Blueberry Growers Meeting

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the upcoming FBGA Fall 2017 Meeting and Trade Show.  The event will be held Thursday, October 26 at the Hillsborough Community College, Trinkle Center, located at 1206 North [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

President’s Letter: Reflecting on the 2017 Harvesting Season

Final figures are not in yet, but it looks like we will end up harvesting about 20 million pounds of blueberries this past season.  This is much better than last season, but not as good [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Publisher’s Interlude: Innovation is A Necessity for Florida Blueberry Growers

Successful farmers are the most innovative bunch you’ll ever meet.  On the flipside of those successful farmers, however, are the people formerly known as “farmers”— the ones who didn’t innovate, change with the times, and [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Crop Insurance 101— Back to the Basics

Make Sure the Farm is Up-to-Date on All Crop Insurance Dates and Coverage Blueberry crop insurance has been available in Florida for over 15 years.  It started as a pilot program in Alachua and Highlands [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Bacterial Wilt of Blueberry Caused by Ralstonia Solanacearum

Researchers share Initial Findings of Disease and What to Do if Detected in Your Crops Figure 1 The latest disease threat to Florida blueberries is bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum.  The disease [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Overcoming the Challenges of the Season

Growers Seek to Protect the Industry from Mexican Competition and Innovate through Good, Old Fashioned Ingenuity Florida blueberry growers are battling Mexican farmers for their lucrative spring marketing window.  With the Mexican blueberry crop up [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog, Featured|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Florida Blueberry Festival Preview
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