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Fall Blueberry Short Course

Thursday, October 26, 2017 Hillsborough Community College – Plant City Campus John R. Trinkle Center 1206 North Park Rd. Plant City, FL 33563 8:00 a.m. Registration – visit Trade Show 9:00 a.m. Welcome and opening [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

From Blueberry Field to Better School Lunch

Initiative Seeks to Build Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Local Farms and Schools Bob Wilhelm packed the blueberries in five-pound boxes.  The schools served them in fruit cups and used them to teach math.  “They [the [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Grower 411

HURRICANE IRMA AGRICULTURE RELIEF PROGRAMS The damage from Hurricane Irma has caused significant financial loss to Florida growers in sales revenue from crops lost or delayed and clean up expense.  This article is a compilation [...]

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Mechanical Harvesting Update

Preview of Speakers’ Presentations at the Upcoming FBGA Fall Meeting and Trade Show Over the past 30 years, blueberry production has grown by leaps and bounds.  However, current methods of hand-picking berries for the fresh [...]

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Assessing Damage from Irma

Blueberry Crop Insurance Coverage Reminders Reports on the extent of damage in the blueberry industry from Hurricane Irma varies across the state— from plants being pulled out of the ground to leaves blown off, and [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments
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