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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|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

2018 Spring Blueberry Field Day Agenda

The 2018 Spring Blueberry Field Day will be held at the UF IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Center located at 2556 West Highway 318 Citra, FL 32113. Click here to download the Field Day Agenda (PDF) [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Announcements, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Cold Protection Becomes Critical

At the Heart of the Cost Share Program, ‘My Florida Farm Weather,’ Are Valuable Decision-Making Tools Weather-related information is essential to Florida’s agricultural producers for making important decisions regarding the use of water for irrigation and cold [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

Florida Blueberry Growers Association Spring Field Day – Save the Date

Spring Field Day – Save the Date Date: March 7th 2018 Location: UF IFAS Citra Facility 2556 West Highway 318, Citra, Florida 32113 Agenda will include: Experimental variety block with Dr. Patricio Munoz Nitrogen fertilizer study [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Announcements, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chilling Hours or Chilling Portions?

Chilling hours are how we usually measure the amount of cold a plant experiences to overcome dormancy. In our variable climate chilling portions may be a better way to measure this because it accounts for [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Reducing Soil pH in a Blueberry Field

Ever wondered if you should incorporate sulfur into the soil preplant or just use acidified water? Research shows preplant is a lot easier, but acidified water works on established plantings with a pH problem.  Read [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Blueberry Fertilizer and Irrigation Management Field Day

Blueberry Fertilizer and Irrigation Management Field Day will be held February 21, 9 a.m. Spring Valley Farm, Umatilla.  The event is hosted by by UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County Click Here to Register 

By | December 18th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Blueberry Mites Causing a Problem?

By Oscar Liburd and Zulaikha Mazlan Several mite species have been reported to be important pests of blueberry in Florida. These include the blueberry bud mite Acalitus vaccinii Keifer, southern red mite Oligonychus ilicis (McGregor) and twospotted [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Meet Your Newly Elected FBGA Board of Directors

On October 26th, 2017, the Florida Blueberry Growers Association elected a new President, Vice President and Director to its Board. Brittany Lee, President for a two-year term of office through October 2019.  Brittany currently serves as [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Announcements, Featured|0 Comments

Florida Automated Weather Network (F.A.W.N) New Feature Helps Decision Making During Cold Weather

Florida Automated Weather Network (F.A.W.N) has created a tool on their website to help growers of deciduous fruit crops with decision making when concerning cold weather.  They have incorporated a mathematical model called the Dynamic [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Announcements, Featured|0 Comments
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