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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 [...]

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Winter Freeze Checklist

Virtually all blueberry fields in Florida are subject to late winter or early spring freezes which can cause serious reductions in yield. Below is a list of activities for freeze preparation. The list was originally [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Citrus Root Weevil Update

Pest Becoming a Significant Problem for Blueberries in Central Florida Citrus root weevil (Diaprepes abbreviatus) is a destructive pest on citrus trees. More recently, it is becoming a significant pest on southern highbush blueberry in [...]

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