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Best Pollination Practices in Southern Highbush Blueberries in Florida

Southern highbush blueberry (SHB) is the primary blueberry species grown in Florida. It is dependent upon pollinating insects for adequate pollination and fruit set. Some Florida growers reported cases of low fruit set this past [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:28+00:00October 14th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Best Pollination Practices in Southern Highbush Blueberries in Florida

Grower 411: Watch for Algal Stem Blotch As Weather Gets Warmer and Wetter. Provided by: Doug Phillips UF Blueberry Extension Coordinator

Algal stem blotch is a disease caused by a plant-parasitic alga (Cephaleuros virescens) that can infect southern highbush blueberries and has been observed on various cultivars by Florida blueberry growers. The alga is thought [...]

FARMS Program Great for Growers

Helping Farmers Develop Efficient Water Practices   The FARMS program presented by SWFWMD is a perfect way for blueberry growers to get some much-needed assistance when it comes to instituting new, conservative irrigation techniques. Patricia [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:15:58+00:00July 17th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on FARMS Program Great for Growers

Update on Flatheaded Borers Infesting Blueberry Plantings in Central and North-Central Florida

Beetles vs Blueberries Since 2014, several Florida blueberry growers have reported seeing tunneling or girdling around the canes of their bushes (first report in The Blueberry News, winter 2015). In the summer of 2016, the [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:38+00:00July 17th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Update on Flatheaded Borers Infesting Blueberry Plantings in Central and North-Central Florida

U-Pick Update: Bringing in Customers by the Berry Bucket

Florida Growers Mix Business and Pleasure with AgriTourism on the Blueberry Farm by MARY TOOTHMAN The cold weather slightly delayed the Red, White & Blues Farm’s blueberry season opening of its agritourism operation, but the [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:38+00:00April 4th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog, Featured|0 Comments
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