Announcements

PRESIDENT’S LETTER: We Continue to Face Our Challenges Head-On

  It’s no secret that this season has had its own unique challenges.  We have been on high alert on the farms since Hurricane Irma made landfall and haven’t had a break since.  Many growers [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Despite Crop Damage, Florida Blueberry Growers Association Predicting A Good Year For Blueberries

Contact: Brittany H. Lee, President, Florida Blueberry Growers Association, 352-505-8878 Brooksville, FL April 3, 2018 – The Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) is predicting a good year for blueberries despite a recent grower survey showing [...]

GROWER ALERT! PRODUCTION LOSS!

GROWERS ACROSS THE STATE ARE REPORTING WIDESPREAD PRODUCTION LOSS! As an industry its important to let marketers, retailers and consumers know how much of our Florida product they can expect so we can maintain market stability and pricing. Growers [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 Spring Blueberry Field Day Agenda

The 2018 Spring Blueberry Field Day will be held at the UF IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Center located at 2556 West Highway 318 Citra, FL 32113. Click here to download the Field Day Agenda (PDF) [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Announcements, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Special thanks to our Spring Field Day sponsors

Platinum: Farm Credit Gold: Harrells Silver: Lochloosa Lake Farms             Island Grove Ag Products             Elixson Wood Products             WECO       [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Announcements|0 Comments

Update: from Janet Wright, Public Affairs/Outreach Coordinator USDA-Farm Service Agency

Hello, When hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria made landfall, USDA agencies, along with other intergovernmental, groups, worked together to provide assistance to the impacted areas. I’ve attached a feature story highlighting efforts made by USDA [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Announcements|0 Comments

Florida Blueberry Growers Association Spring 2018 Field Day

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association SPRING FIELD DAY will be held Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at the University of Florida-IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm in Citra, FL.  The day will consist of [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Florida Blueberry Growers Association Spring Field Day – Save the Date

Spring Field Day – Save the Date Date: March 7th 2018 Location: UF IFAS Citra Facility 2556 West Highway 318, Citra, Florida 32113 Agenda will include: Experimental variety block with Dr. Patricio Munoz Nitrogen fertilizer study [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Announcements, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do Rootstocks Have a Place in Commercial Blueberry Production?

Ongoing research in our program is evaluating the potential use of sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) as a rootstock for southern highbush blueberry (SHB). Blueberry plants are shallow-rooted and require soils with low pH and high organic [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Around the Corner

Getting Ahead with these Spring Weed Management Reminders Weeds compete with blueberry for water and nutrients, which inhibits bush growth and yield. Weed control options include preventative, mechanical, and chemical weed control options. A proper [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments
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