Blueberry Information

The following is a link to a new UF/IFAS Publication looking at the blueberry industry and consumption trends: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe952 Dr. Eric Stafne from Mississippi State University has provided an excellent presentation focused on micronutrient disorders [...]

By | November 6th, 2014|

FBGA Fall Growers Meeting and Trade Show

Florida Blueberry Growers annual Fall Growers Meeting held at the Hillsborough Community College Trinkle Center in Plant City, FL. BGA

By | October 28th, 2014|

President's Letter – Fall 2014

Overcoming Challenges in the Industry  We are entering our fall season now, and most of us are looking forward to some additional chill hours, sunlight, and better spring growing conditions overall than last season gave us. I [...]

By | October 27th, 2014|

The 26th Annual Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour March 2 – 6, 2015

The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour brings participants “up-close and personal” to learn how fresh subtropical, tropical and temperate fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops are handled. With exclusive, behind-the-scene visits hosted by top management, the group [...]

By | October 22nd, 2014|

FBGA Fall 2014 Conference Presentations

Just click on the title to display the presentation   OCTOBER 2014 4R Nutrient Stewardship Presentation for Blueberry Meeting Update on Blueberry Variety Performance in Florida Review of Hydrogen Cyanamide Practices in Florida Blueberries Freeze [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|

Attaining Optimum Blueberry Yield Workshop – – October 28, 2014 & Central Florida Weather Watch

Greetings,   We are about a week away from the Florida Blueberry Growers Association Fall Seminar taking place in Plant City on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  If you plan to attend and haven’t pre-registered, please [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|

Spotted Wing Drosophila: A Major Threat to the Florida Blueberry Industry

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), is a serious threat to the Florida blueberry industry.  During the 2012 production season, SWD caused economic damage to blueberry growers in Florida that was estimated between 7-10 million dollars. […]

By | September 10th, 2014|

Grower 411: The Idea and Mission Behind the Blueberry Family Health Foundation

We all know the notoriety blueberries have received regarding their health benefits. Blueberries have several other things going for them; kids love them, and they are easy to prepare and eat. Rinse them off and pop them in your mouth. No peel or pit, just sweet (Fresh From Florida) deliciousness. […]

By | September 3rd, 2014|

Rust Never Sleeps

Methods and Techniques for Managing Rust on the Farm My my hey hey, Blueberry rust is here to stay, Is it better to burn it out, or let it fade away, my my hey hey… Ok, that’s not how the song went was it? “Rust never sleeps” is also a phrase familiar to the vintage auto enthusiasts among us. Rust can rot out fenders and frame rails of cherished cars from the inside-out. I won’t name any marques known for this… but if you own one, you know who you are, and you worry about what part of your car is rusting away at any given time! […]

By | August 27th, 2014|

Crop Insurance

Dear Grower and FBGA member, Your assistance is needed to hep us get Blueberry crop insurance coverage. The Florida Blueberry Growers Association has requested the USDA Risk Management Agency to expand the blueberry crop insurance [...]

By | August 25th, 2014|

Farm Credit/Ag Institute Candidates Forum

Farm Credit and the Agriculture Institute of Florida wish to invite you to the Tenth Quadrennial Farm Credit/Ag Institute Candidates Forum on Thursday September 25, 2014 at 11:30 am at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. [...]

By | August 20th, 2014|

The Perfect Storm

Revenue plans can insure the Perfect Storm? No one could have predicted this year’s harvest season. It was the “perfect storm.” Many factors seemed to all converge at one time. Florida berries were about three weeks late. Pricing was low in reaction to a possible flooded market. On top of all this, at the height of the harvest, many farms experienced three days of heavy rains. How do you insure against all this? […]

By | August 20th, 2014|
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