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Years of Research on Blueberry Sprayers Gives Growers Invaluable Insight

by MARY TOOTHMAN It is very common practice for growers to spray blueberry crops with insecticides, but experts say if they are going to spray blueberries, they best do it right. Several years ago, growers [...]

By |2018-10-14T14:21:55+00:00October 14th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Years of Research on Blueberry Sprayers Gives Growers Invaluable Insight

Recognizing Injury Symptoms from Blueberry Gall Midge

Blueberry growers throughout the state of Florida experienced what appears to be high blueberry gall midge (BGM) damage during the spring 2018 growing season. The damage appears to be more pronounced in the Central Florida [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:28+00:00October 14th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Recognizing Injury Symptoms from Blueberry Gall Midge

Best Pollination Practices in Southern Highbush Blueberries in Florida

Southern highbush blueberry (SHB) is the primary blueberry species grown in Florida. It is dependent upon pollinating insects for adequate pollination and fruit set. Some Florida growers reported cases of low fruit set this past [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:51:28+00:00October 14th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Best Pollination Practices in Southern Highbush Blueberries in Florida

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 [...]

FARMS Program Great for Growers

Helping Farmers Develop Efficient Water Practices   The FARMS program presented by SWFWMD is a perfect way for blueberry growers to get some much-needed assistance when it comes to instituting new, conservative irrigation techniques. Patricia [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:15:58+00:00July 17th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on FARMS Program Great for Growers
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