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Please Join Us for the Florida Blueberry Growers Association Spring Field Day

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association SPRING FIELD DAY will be held Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at the University of Florida-IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm in Citra, FL.  The day will consist [...]

By |2019-02-04T16:23:08+00:00February 1st, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Please Join Us for the Florida Blueberry Growers Association Spring Field Day

Celebrating Florida Blueberries

March Blueberry Festival a Draw for Blueberry Fans Near and Far by MARY TOOTHMAN The Official Florida Blueberry Festival, founded in 2010, draws tens of thousands of visitors to Brooksville for blue fun each year [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:35:25+00:00January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Celebrating Florida Blueberries

Fighting Bacterial Wilt

Updated Research Regarding the Latest Disease in Florida Blueberries by Phil Harmon, Ph.D. UF IFAS Blueberry Pathologist and Extension Specialist and Deanna Bayo, Graduate Research Assistant, UF IFAS Dept. of Plant Pathology Research continues on [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:27:12+00:00January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Fighting Bacterial Wilt

Blueberry Breeding Program

A Team Effort to Assist Blueberry Stakeholders in Florida by Dr. PATRICIO MUÑOZ Florida producers are facing major challenges, with more countries producing and shipping blueberries into the US, higher volumes of fruit putting downward [...]

By |2019-01-08T15:53:26+00:00January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Blueberry Breeding Program

Improving Pollination Practices

Continuing Research on Florida Blueberry Pollination Factors by Dr. Rachel Mallinger, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UF Blueberries depend on insect pollinators for maximum fruit set. To achieve adequate pollination, blueberry growers stock [...]

By |2019-01-08T14:46:56+00:00January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Improving Pollination Practices

Years of Research on Blueberry Sprayers Gives Growers Invaluable Insight

by MARY TOOTHMAN It is very common practice for growers to spray blueberry crops with insecticides, but experts say if they are going to spray blueberries, they best do it right. Several years ago, growers [...]

By |2018-10-14T14:21:55+00:00October 14th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Years of Research on Blueberry Sprayers Gives Growers Invaluable Insight

Recognizing Injury Symptoms from Blueberry Gall Midge

Blueberry growers throughout the state of Florida experienced what appears to be high blueberry gall midge (BGM) damage during the spring 2018 growing season. The damage appears to be more pronounced in the Central Florida [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:28+00:00October 14th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Recognizing Injury Symptoms from Blueberry Gall Midge
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