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Fall Blueberry Short Course

Thursday, October 26, 2017 Hillsborough Community College – Plant City Campus John R. Trinkle Center 1206 North Park Rd. Plant City, FL 33563 8:00 a.m. Registration – visit Trade Show 9:00 a.m. Welcome and opening [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|

From Blueberry Field to Better School Lunch

Initiative Seeks to Build Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Local Farms and Schools Bob Wilhelm packed the blueberries in five-pound boxes.  The schools served them in fruit cups and used them to teach math.  “They [the [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Grower 411

HURRICANE IRMA AGRICULTURE RELIEF PROGRAMS The damage from Hurricane Irma has caused significant financial loss to Florida growers in sales revenue from crops lost or delayed and clean up expense.  This article is a compilation [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Mechanical Harvesting Update

Preview of Speakers’ Presentations at the Upcoming FBGA Fall Meeting and Trade Show Over the past 30 years, blueberry production has grown by leaps and bounds.  However, current methods of hand-picking berries for the fresh [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Assessing Damage from Irma

Blueberry Crop Insurance Coverage Reminders Reports on the extent of damage in the blueberry industry from Hurricane Irma varies across the state— from plants being pulled out of the ground to leaves blown off, and [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Reach Out to Your Local USDA Farm Service Agency Office Now

Hurricane Irma ripped right through most of Central Florida, through the heart of agricultural production in our state.  I am sure that most agricultural commodities, including our blueberries, will feel the impact from this large, [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Fruit Crop Management Short Course

The Fruit Crop Management Short Course will shed light on important crop management related topics such as flowering, dormancy, irrigation, nutrition, fruit set, and more. Speakers are experts from Georgia, California, South Carolina, and Florida. [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Thank You to Our Fall Meeting and Trade Show Sponsors

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association would like to thank all our sponsors for the Fall Meeting and Trade Show. Without our sponsors, this event would not be possible. Thank you! PLATINUM SILVER     SUPPORTER [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|

FALL 2017 MEETING AND TRADESHOW REGISTRATION OPEN

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association FALL MEETING AND TRADESHOW will be held Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at the Hillsborough Community College, Trinkle Center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Plant City, FL.  This will be a day-long event of educational [...]

By | August 6th, 2017|

Save-the-Date for the Next Blueberry Growers Meeting

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the upcoming FBGA Fall 2017 Meeting and Trade Show.  The event will be held Thursday, October 26 at the Hillsborough Community College, Trinkle Center, located at 1206 North [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

President’s Letter: Reflecting on the 2017 Harvesting Season

Final figures are not in yet, but it looks like we will end up harvesting about 20 million pounds of blueberries this past season.  This is much better than last season, but not as good [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Publisher’s Interlude: Innovation is A Necessity for Florida Blueberry Growers

Successful farmers are the most innovative bunch you’ll ever meet.  On the flipside of those successful farmers, however, are the people formerly known as “farmers”— the ones who didn’t innovate, change with the times, and [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|
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