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Save The Date!

SAVE-THE-DATE Florida Blueberry Growers Association SPRING 2019 FIELD DAY Date:          Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 Location:    UF/IFAS Citra Facility 2556 West Highway 318, Citra, Florida 32113 More details and registration information to [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|

FBGA FALL 2018 MEETING & TRADE SHOW – Tuesday October 30th – REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

We are EXCITED to announce the Florida Blueberry Growers Association Fall 2018 Meeting & Trade Show will be held on Tuesday October 30th at a NEW location, conveniently located off I-75 in Ocala, FL. This will [...]

By |October 14th, 2018|

Grower 411: Watch for Algal Stem Blotch As Weather Gets Warmer and Wetter. Provided by: Doug Phillips UF Blueberry Extension Coordinator

Algal stem blotch is a disease caused by a plant-parasitic alga (Cephaleuros virescens) that can infect southern highbush blueberries and has been observed on various cultivars by Florida blueberry growers. The alga is thought [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|

Blueberry Pollination Webinar

To the membership of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association. Please see below from Doug Phillips, University of Florida Blueberry Extension Coordinator. The link below is to a great webinar on pollination of highbush blueberries by [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|

PRESIDENT’S LETTER: We Continue to Face Our Challenges Head-On

  It’s no secret that this season has had its own unique challenges.  We have been on high alert on the farms since Hurricane Irma made landfall and haven’t had a break since.  Many growers [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|

U-Pick Update: Bringing in Customers by the Berry Bucket

Florida Growers Mix Business and Pleasure with AgriTourism on the Blueberry Farm by MARY TOOTHMAN The cold weather slightly delayed the Red, White & Blues Farm’s blueberry season opening of its agritourism operation, but the [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|

Blueberry Fruit Drop – Pollination Issues?

Helpful Tips to Keep Your Blueberries Healthy by DOUG PHILLIPS Central Florida growers have recently reported occurrences of undeveloped fruit dropping, in particular on the cultivar ‘Meadowlark.’  Although insect activity such as heavy flower thrip [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|
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