From the desk of President Dudley Calfee…

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 [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|

USDA Crop Insurance Risk Management Fact Sheet

All of your blueberries in a county are insurable if: The actuarial documents provide premium rates; They are varieties of the Highbush or Rabbiteye typesthat are adapted to the area where planted; They are grown [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|

PRESIDENT’S LETTER: Overcoming the Challenges at Hand

It is no secret that we are up against another challenging season.  The lack of chill throughout our state has caused our crop to be slow and most of it will be ripening later than our traditional harvest time. All reports indicate that our neighbors to the north are running on time and may even be a little early this year. A lot of fruit is going to hit the market at an unusual time this year.  What can we, as growers, do to mitigate this problem? […]

By | April 6th, 2016|

FBGA Honors Sherri Brothers for 21 Years of Service

A special thank you to retiring board member, Sherri Brothers. Thank you for 21 years of service to the Florida Blueberry Growers Association

By | February 24th, 2016|

PRESIDENT’S LETTER -The Hot Topics on Everyone’s Minds

I am writing this letter in mid-December and right now the only thing I hear our blueberry growers talking about is “chill.”  In the midst of this hot topic, the two words I hear most [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|

Spring Meeting and Trade Show

Florida Blueberry Growers learn about  how this year’s weather and dormancy breaking treatments are affecting the 2016 blueberry crop in Florida and Georgia.  The Spring Meeting and Trade Show was held at the Hillsborough Community College [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|

Hernando Progress, Inc Award Honors Florida Blueberry Growers Association

Hernando Progress, Inc. Board of Directors In Grateful Appreciation Present The Florida Blueberry Growers Association This Outstanding Community Service Award For Their Commitment to the City Of Brooksville and Hernando County Friday, January 22, 2016

By | February 4th, 2016|

Spring Blueberry Short Course Meeting Agenda

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By | January 30th, 2016|

FBGA 2015 Officers and Directors

Please join us in congratulating/welcoming the 2015 FBGA Officers and Directors: • Dudley Calfee, President (Renewal Term of Office: 10-08-2015 to 10-07-2017 • Dan Ebbecke, Vice President (Renewal Term of Office: 10-08-2015 to 10-07-2017 • [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|

Florida Blueberry Industry Still Has Some Growing Up To Do

By: Dudley Calfee | September 25, 2015 | Growing Produce Last season, Florida blueberry growers harvested about 25 million pounds of berries throughout the state. This was up from just less than 17 million the [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|

UF/IFAS Certificate of Farm Labor Management

Independent farm labor contractors are sometimes not as familiar with rules and regulations governing farm worker safety and economic welfare as they could be.   In Florida, there is no required training for FLCs.  They have to take a test to get their Florida State labor contractor license, but many of them took that test 20 years ago. […]

By | August 16th, 2015|

In the News

U.S.: Florida blueberry growers ‘pleased’ with fruit set With Florida’s blueberry industry just about to kick off its 2015 campaign, an industry head has said everything is so far shaping up to be a relatively [...]

By | March 19th, 2015|
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