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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|

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|

Chilling Hours or Chilling Portions?

Chilling hours are how we usually measure the amount of cold a plant experiences to overcome dormancy. In our variable climate chilling portions may be a better way to measure this because it accounts for [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|

Reducing Soil pH in a Blueberry Field

Ever wondered if you should incorporate sulfur into the soil preplant or just use acidified water? Research shows preplant is a lot easier, but acidified water works on established plantings with a pH problem.  Read [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|

Blueberry Mites Causing a Problem?

By Oscar Liburd and Zulaikha Mazlan Several mite species have been reported to be important pests of blueberry in Florida. These include the blueberry bud mite Acalitus vaccinii Keifer, southern red mite Oligonychus ilicis (McGregor) and twospotted [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|

Meet Your Newly Elected FBGA Board of Directors

On October 26th, 2017, the Florida Blueberry Growers Association elected a new President, Vice President and Director to its Board. Brittany Lee, President for a two-year term of office through October 2019.  Brittany currently serves as [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|
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