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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 [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

President’s Letter: Great news for Florida blueberry growers

MEMBERS OF THE Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the FBGA recently met with UF Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Jack Payne, and Nick Place, Dean and Director for UF/IFAS. We asked [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Climate outlook and freeze protection resources

Tools to help you while monitoring temperatures and protecting your crop THIS FALL, a couple of cold fronts provided some chill as many growers prepared to apply hydrogen cyanamide. Although chill for November and early [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

‘Fresh From Florida’ a boost for blueberries, other Sunshine State commodities

SPONSORED CONTENT There are numerous benefits to joining “Fresh From Florida,” including discounted industry trade show participation, trade leads, exporting assistance, subscription to the “Fresh From Florida” magazine, and a customized business sign. Click here [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

President's Letter: Learning from the past and moving forward

One of the great parts of working in Florida agriculture is that every year we get to start fresh. If we learn from past successes or mistakes, then we have another opportunity to do a [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Blueberry News Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on President's Letter: Learning from the past and moving forward

Optimizing Biologicals for Success

Whether growing organic or conventional, your IPM mix is stronger and safer when biologicals are used properly. Today’s innovative biopesticides are growing in popularity, partly due to consumer demand, but more importantly because today’s products are more effective and are sustainable.

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‘Fresh From Florida’ shines spotlight on blueberries

The “Fresh From Florida” campaign was created in 1991 to increase consumer awareness and expand the market for Florida commodities. Today, the campaign has grown into a highly recognized worldwide brand. Click here for information on how to join and to see what "Fresh From Florida" can do for you!

By | October 10th, 2016|Blueberry News Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Fresh From Florida’ shines spotlight on blueberries

Crop insurance: Let’s take a second look

Where are we now with blueberry crop insurance and the Florida blueberry market? IN THE LAST ISSUE of The Blueberry News, I had the opportunity to talk about blueberry crop insurance and damage claims from the low chill hours during the 2015- 16 season. There are still some unanswered questions. At the same time, the Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) board has been working diligently to make things happen, and we are seeing some positive results. […]

By | September 29th, 2016|Blueberry News Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Crop insurance: Let’s take a second look

Grower 411: Study shows opportunities for growers

Industry can generate more consumer demand for blueberries through agritourism and health benefit awareness, UF report states ALL-NATURAL. LOCALLY GROWN. ORGANIC. American taste buds and buying habits are changing as the demand for healthy, sustainable food sources increase. Items like kale and acai have seen their popularity skyrocket, as consumers consider the health benefits before they decide what to put in their mouths. But a recent University of Florida study shows there is opportunity to increase demand by educating consumers on the health benefits of one of the Sunshine State’s top superfoods — blueberries. […]

By | September 29th, 2016|Blueberry News Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grower 411: Study shows opportunities for growers
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