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Florida Blueberry Industry Still Has Some Growing Up To Do

By: Dudley Calfee | September 25, 2015 | Growing Produce Last season, Florida blueberry growers harvested about 25 million pounds of berries throughout the state. This was up from just less than 17 million the [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|

UF/IFAS Certificate of Farm Labor Management

Independent farm labor contractors are sometimes not as familiar with rules and regulations governing farm worker safety and economic welfare as they could be.   In Florida, there is no required training for FLCs.  They have to take a test to get their Florida State labor contractor license, but many of them took that test 20 years ago. […]

By | August 16th, 2015|

In the News

U.S.: Florida blueberry growers ‘pleased’ with fruit set With Florida’s blueberry industry just about to kick off its 2015 campaign, an industry head has said everything is so far shaping up to be a relatively [...]

By | March 19th, 2015|

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|
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