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Waste Not Want Not

Growers’ Perspective on Optimizing Irrigation Methods for Blueberry Crops Waste not. Want not. It’s a common enough saying, but for Florida’s blueberry farmers, conserving water is a high priority— for reasons including practicing sustainable agriculture [...]

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Pollinator Protection

from the 2017 Southeastern Blueberry Integrated Management Guide Before making insecticide applications, monitor insect populations to determine if treatment is needed. If insecticide application is necessary: 1. Use selective pesticides to reduce risk to pollinators [...]

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Weather, Timing, Hard Work, and Luck

By the time you hold this in your hands, by God’s grace our harvest will be well underway. On our family blueberry farm in Medulla, Kirkland Farms, we experienced more chill hours in the latter [...]

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Update on Blueberry Grafting Research in Florida

Making Headway on Studies of Sparkleberry-Grafted Blueberry Plant Varieties The following is an update of a long-term research project designed to evaluate the potential use of sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) as a rootstock for southern highbush [...]

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Ripe for the Picking

This edition of the Blueberry News will publish as harvest time is really getting kicked into high gear. While the last few months of 2016 did not give our crops as many chill hours as [...]

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