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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

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

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

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

From Blueberry Field to Better School Lunch

Initiative Seeks to Build Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Local Farms and Schools Bob Wilhelm packed the blueberries in five-pound boxes.  The schools served them in fruit cups and used them to teach math.  “They [the [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Grower 411

HURRICANE IRMA AGRICULTURE RELIEF PROGRAMS The damage from Hurricane Irma has caused significant financial loss to Florida growers in sales revenue from crops lost or delayed and clean up expense.  This article is a compilation [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Mechanical Harvesting Update

Preview of Speakers’ Presentations at the Upcoming FBGA Fall Meeting and Trade Show Over the past 30 years, blueberry production has grown by leaps and bounds.  However, current methods of hand-picking berries for the fresh [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments
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