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Florida Blueberry Festival Preview

Get a Bird’s Eye View of All the Entertainment and Pomp That Will be Putting the Spotlight on Florida’s Little Blue Dynamos PLUMP, SWEET, and delicious— Florida blueberries are a tasty treat unto themselves. If [...]

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Tips for Marketing Your Farm’s U-Pick

As each season comes and goes, I hear about more farms opening their  elds to the public and inviting them for a u-pick or we-pick experience. This does not surprise me, because when done [...]

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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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