FBGA Spring 2015 Conference Presentations 

Just click on the title to display the presentation FEBRUARY 2015 Current Status of Labor Regulations Current USDA Blueberry Research  Distribution and Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Florida Berry Crops New Blueberry Disease Issues in [...]

By | February 24th, 2015|

Risk Management

The following information and tools were recently released regarding Risk Management. Please find those links below. General links to the RMA website, cost calculators, & information regarding Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Pilot Program (WFRP) RMA (Risk [...]

By | December 12th, 2014|

Spring 2015 FBGA Meeting and Tradeshow

SAVE-THE-DATE Spring 2015 Meeting and Tradeshow February 17, 2015 Dear Members, On behalf of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, I’d like to say a sincere thank you for your continued support of our organization and Florida [...]

By | December 2nd, 2014|

Important information for all Blueberry Growers

On behalf of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, I would like to share some important information with all of our members.  Please take a few moments to read the below information from University of Florida, Dr. [...]

By | November 19th, 2014|

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|
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