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 are reporting losses due to both pollination and gall midge. Please see attached Alert from Doug Phillips, our new IFAS extension agent on Gall Midge and how to scout and look for damage. Dr. Liburd is working on an extension bulletin specifically related to gall midge, until it is ready to be published, you can view the pesticide recommendations for gall midge in the Blueberry News Magazine.
Below is a Survey Monkey poll.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE POLL SO THAT WE CAN BE IN THE BEST POSITION AS AN INDUSTRY TO GET YOU THE BEST PRICING POSSIBLE.
You can reach me personally at 352-505-8878 if you would like to discuss any of this in further detail.
Brittany H. Lee
Florida Blueberry Growers Association