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Save-the-Date for the Next Blueberry Growers Meeting

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the upcoming FBGA Fall 2017 Meeting and Trade Show.  The event will be held Thursday, October 26 at the Hillsborough Community College, Trinkle Center, located at 1206 North [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

President’s Letter: Reflecting on the 2017 Harvesting Season

Final figures are not in yet, but it looks like we will end up harvesting about 20 million pounds of blueberries this past season.  This is much better than last season, but not as good [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Publisher’s Interlude: Innovation is A Necessity for Florida Blueberry Growers

Successful farmers are the most innovative bunch you’ll ever meet.  On the flipside of those successful farmers, however, are the people formerly known as “farmers”— the ones who didn’t innovate, change with the times, and [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Crop Insurance 101— Back to the Basics

Make Sure the Farm is Up-to-Date on All Crop Insurance Dates and Coverage Blueberry crop insurance has been available in Florida for over 15 years.  It started as a pilot program in Alachua and Highlands [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Bacterial Wilt of Blueberry Caused by Ralstonia Solanacearum

Researchers share Initial Findings of Disease and What to Do if Detected in Your Crops Figure 1 The latest disease threat to Florida blueberries is bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum.  The disease [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Overcoming the Challenges of the Season

Growers Seek to Protect the Industry from Mexican Competition and Innovate through Good, Old Fashioned Ingenuity Florida blueberry growers are battling Mexican farmers for their lucrative spring marketing window.  With the Mexican blueberry crop up [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

SAVE-THE-DATE FALL 2017 Meeting and Trade Show

SAVE-THE-DATE FALL 2017 Meeting and Trade Show THURSDAY October 26, 2017 Dear Members, On behalf of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you for your continued support of our [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|

An important message from our President….

"To all of our Florida Blueberry Growers Association members: Our 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 [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|

Welcome to the Florida Blueberry Growers Association

If you would like to become a new member, please visit the About Us section for membership info. We hope that you enjoy the site, whether you are a blueberry grower, educator, or even an [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|

Blueberry season looks sweet for Central Florida growers

The professional pickers’ fingers fly through rows of bushes at Tom West Blueberries in search of indigo-colored berries among the green and violet fruit. ...  [READ MORE]

By | April 7th, 2017|

It looks like a berry good year for Florida Blueberry Farmers

Blueberries are like comedy. It's all about timing. There's a sweet spot, after Chilean imports and before the Georgia harvest, in which Florida's southern high bush berries are not just the only game in town. [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|

Important Message for FBGA Members Regarding Fresh From Florida Funding

FBBGA Members: There are rumblings in Tallahassee that some of OUR representatives are trying to gut the Fresh From Florida program. As you know, Fresh From Florida helps promote our blueberries throughout the country and [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|
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