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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

Winter Weather Outlook and Blueberry Freeze Protection

Considering the Forecast, Field Conditions, Passive Freeze Protection, and Proper Irrigation System Operation CLIMATE OUTLOOK Over the past several blueberry seasons, growers have begun utilizing climatology for determining the overall weather trends they can expect [...]

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

Chilling Hours or Chilling Portions?

Chilling hours are how we usually measure the amount of cold a plant experiences to overcome dormancy. In our variable climate chilling portions may be a better way to measure this because it accounts for [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Reducing Soil pH in a Blueberry Field

Ever wondered if you should incorporate sulfur into the soil preplant or just use acidified water? Research shows preplant is a lot easier, but acidified water works on established plantings with a pH problem.  Read [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Blueberry Fertilizer and Irrigation Management Field Day

Blueberry Fertilizer and Irrigation Management Field Day will be held February 21, 9 a.m. Spring Valley Farm, Umatilla.  The event is hosted by by UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County Click Here to Register 

By | December 18th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Blueberry Mites Causing a Problem?

By Oscar Liburd and Zulaikha Mazlan Several mite species have been reported to be important pests of blueberry in Florida. These include the blueberry bud mite Acalitus vaccinii Keifer, southern red mite Oligonychus ilicis (McGregor) and twospotted [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Meet Your Newly Elected FBGA Board of Directors

On October 26th, 2017, the Florida Blueberry Growers Association elected a new President, Vice President and Director to its Board. Brittany Lee, President for a two-year term of office through October 2019.  Brittany currently serves as [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Announcements, Featured|0 Comments

Florida Automated Weather Network (F.A.W.N) New Feature Helps Decision Making During Cold Weather

Florida Automated Weather Network (F.A.W.N) has created a tool on their website to help growers of deciduous fruit crops with decision making when concerning cold weather.  They have incorporated a mathematical model called the Dynamic [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Announcements, Featured|0 Comments

Ideas on Bird Control for Blueberry Growers

Here are a couple of innovative bird control ideas for blueberry growers.    

By | December 6th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

2017 FLORIDA PROTECTED AG AND HYDROPONICS CONFERENCE

Dear FBGA Members: Upcoming event that may be of interest to some of our members. Brittany Lee President, Florida Blueberry Growers Association ​​ 2017 FLORIDA PROTECTED AG AND HYDROPONICS CONFERENCE DECEMBER 5—6, 2017 Registration Details: Earlybird Registration [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Announcements, Featured, Newsletter|0 Comments
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