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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

U-Pick Update: Bringing in Customers by the Berry Bucket

Florida Growers Mix Business and Pleasure with AgriTourism on the Blueberry Farm by MARY TOOTHMAN The cold weather slightly delayed the Red, White & Blues Farm’s blueberry season opening of its agritourism operation, but the [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog, Featured|0 Comments

FARMS Program

Helping Farmers Maximize Production Through Water Conservation by TERESA SCHIFFER Water, sunlight, and nutrients – the most basic ingredients for any grower. Sunshine is abundant, nutrients can be controlled, so what about the water? Clean, [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Q&A on AgriTourism

Dustin Lowe, Owner of Lake Catherine Blueberries in Groveland, Shares His Thoughts on This Growing Trend The 2017 Census of Agriculture, which is conducted every five years by the United States Department of Agriculture, is [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Blueberry Fruit Drop – Pollination Issues?

Helpful Tips to Keep Your Blueberries Healthy by DOUG PHILLIPS Central Florida growers have recently reported occurrences of undeveloped fruit dropping, in particular on the cultivar ‘Meadowlark.’  Although insect activity such as heavy flower thrip [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog, Featured|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 [...]


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

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

When Cold Protection Becomes Critical

At the Heart of the Cost Share Program, ‘My Florida Farm Weather,’ Are Valuable Decision-Making Tools Weather-related information is essential to Florida’s agricultural producers for making important decisions regarding the use of water for irrigation and cold [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|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
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