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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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Proper irrigation of Florida blueberry crops

Effective methods for Florida’s soil type and blueberry root systems PROPER IRRIGATION is essential for maximizing fruit yield and minimizing drought stress of southern highbush blueberry plants grown in Florida. Drought stress can reduce berry [...]

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Grower 411: The 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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Flatheaded borers and Chilli thrips update

What the most recent research shows about these two pests in Florida blueberry crops FLATHEADED BORERS INFESTING FLORIDA BLUEBERRY PLANTINGS THE FIRST REPORT of borers infesting blueberry plantings was in November 2014. During 2015 and [...]

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