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Aiding growers in making irrigation and cold protection decisions

Recent enhancements to FAWN allow for easier navigation on station-specific pages, plus an app for smartphone access THE FLORIDA AUTOMATED WEATHER NETWORK (FAWN), a program of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:41+00:00September 29th, 2016|Blueberry News Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Aiding growers in making irrigation and cold protection decisions

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 |2018-11-06T19:51:41+00:00September 29th, 2016|Announcements, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Financial Analysis After Harvest: Assessing Current Status, Improving Cash Flow, and Protecting Future Earnings

BY NOW, FLORIDA BLUEBERRY GROWERS have finished counting their till and are coming up short — more so for the commercially harvested than u-pick operations. The 2016 blueberry season was one of the most challenging [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:41+00:00July 12th, 2016|Blueberry News Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Financial Analysis After Harvest: Assessing Current Status, Improving Cash Flow, and Protecting Future Earnings

Looking for Answers: Crop Insurance and the Florida Blueberry Market

THIS PAST SEASON raised some questions about blueberry crop insurance. To find answers we need to look at how the crop insurance impacted our local markets. First, let’s take a few steps back. We need [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:41+00:00July 12th, 2016|Blueberry News Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Looking for Answers: Crop Insurance and the Florida Blueberry Market

2016 Challenges Harvesting: Lessons Learned from the Effects of Weather on the Season

THE 2016 HARVEST SEASON was very challenging for most Florida blueberry growers. Production was very low during the typical late March/early April traditional “Florida blueberry harvest window.” By the time significant volumes of Florida fruit [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:41+00:00July 12th, 2016|Blueberry News Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2016 Challenges Harvesting: Lessons Learned from the Effects of Weather on the Season

President’s Letter: Remaining Committed and Vigilant as Ever

AS YOU ARE ALL AWARE, our last season was one of the most challenging ones we have ever experienced. Warmer-than-normal conditions during late fall and winter delayed the onset of dormancy and resulted in very [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:41+00:00July 11th, 2016|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on President’s Letter: Remaining Committed and Vigilant as Ever
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