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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|

Event Highlight: Celebrating the Blue’s Harvest

Fifty Thousand Blueberry Festival enthusiasts gathered for the 3rd Annual Florida Blueberry Festival, presented by the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, City of Brooksville, the Brooksville Vision Foundation, and Hernando County Tourist Development. […]

By | August 13th, 2014|

Summer Blueberry Care

Encouraging Strong, Healthy Vegetative Growth With harvest and summer pruning completed the emphasis this summer is on encouraging strong, healthy vegetative growth, which will contain most of the flower buds for next year’s crop. Irrigation is one of several management practices that are critical for obtaining optimum summer growth. […]

By | August 6th, 2014|

The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of the Florida Blueberry Acreage Survey

FBGA and the UF/IFAS Extension Partner to Launch a New Study for the Benefit of Growers Blueberries have become a very significant fruit crop in Florida over the past 20 years.  Growers know the significant costs associated with establishment, production, and harvest of this crop.  It is vital that Florida blueberry producers have all the risk management tools available, such as crop insurance, to protect their investments. […]

By | July 30th, 2014|

President's Letter: Investigating How We Can Better Forecast Our Crop

Well, another season is behind us.  The bushes are trimmed and we are into our summer spray and maintenance programs.  We have also had a chance to look at the numbers for this season and the results for most was somewhat disappointing. […]

By | July 23rd, 2014|

Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Application: Migratory Bird Depredation Permit

Click to download permit form for killing waxwings. Migratory Bird Depredation Permit (PDF) Complete and return the attached form with a check for $100 to: Michael P. Milleson USDA/APHIS/WS-Florida 2820 East University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32641

By | April 11th, 2014|

Winter 2014 FBGA Grower’s Meetings Presentations

Click the links below to download presentation from the February FBGA Growers Meeting   Indigocrisp and Other SHB Selections from the UF-IFAS Breeding Program (PowerPoint) Summer pruning southern highbush blueberries in Florida (PowerPoint) Early signs of [...]

By | March 25th, 2014|

Looking for great Florida blueberry recipes?

Looking for blueberry recipes as well as tips on cooking, freezing and buying blueberries ?  Visit www.blueberriesfromflorida.com  

By | February 21st, 2014|

Florida Blueberry Growers Association Winter Meeting

Attendees listen to presentations at the FBGA Winter Meeting held Feb 20th at Hillsborough Community College Trinkle Center in Plant City, Florida.

By | February 21st, 2014|
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