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Update on Blueberry Grafting Research in Florida

Making Headway on Studies of Sparkleberry-Grafted Blueberry Plant Varieties The following is an update of a long-term research project designed to evaluate the potential use of sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) as a rootstock for southern highbush [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Update on Blueberry Grafting Research in Florida

Ripe for the Picking

This edition of the Blueberry News will publish as harvest time is really getting kicked into high gear. While the last few months of 2016 did not give our crops as many chill hours as [...]

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Proper irrigation of Florida blueberry crops

Effective methods for Florida’s soil type and blueberry root systems PROPER IRRIGATION is essential for maximizing fruit yield and minimizing drought stress of southern highbush blueberry plants grown in Florida. Drought stress can reduce berry [...]

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

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

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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.

By | October 10th, 2016|Blueberry News Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Optimizing Biologicals for Success
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