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Growers Thoughts: Florida Blueberry 2018 Season Recap

Florida blueberry growers produce more berries this year, despite pollination problems, gall midge and Hurricane Irma. Large blooms held promise for a bumper blueberry crop this year. But environmental problems, including pollination, gall midge and [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Growers Thoughts: Florida Blueberry 2018 Season Recap

US Blueberry Growers Will Have to Look Toward Technology to Compete

It appears that specialty crops – including blueberries – are taking a back seat in the current negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement as arguments over tariffs and other higher priority items are [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on US Blueberry Growers Will Have to Look Toward Technology to Compete

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 | July 17th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on FARMS Program Great for Growers

Summer Irrigation of Florida Blueberries

Research on Most Effective Way to Keep Your Blueberries Hydrated A major goal for blueberry growers during the summer months is to produce strong, healthy vegetative growth flushes which will produce most of the fruiting [...]

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Sighting in on a target spot disease management plan

Post-harvest foliage management is important for blueberries produced in both deciduous and evergreen systems in Florida.  Healthy leaves maintained through flower bud differentiation in fall will ensure sufficient carbohydrate (sugar) reserves for uniform, early, berry [...]

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Update on Flatheaded Borers Infesting Blueberry Plantings in Central and North-Central Florida

Beetles vs Blueberries Since 2014, several Florida blueberry growers have reported seeing tunneling or girdling around the canes of their bushes (first report in The Blueberry News, winter 2015). In the summer of 2016, the [...]

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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 News Blog, Featured|0 Comments

FARMS Program

Helping Farmers Maximize Production Through Water Conservation by TERESA SCHIFFER Water, sunlight, and nutrients – the most basic ingredients for any grower. Sunshine is abundant, nutrients can be controlled, so what about the water? Clean, [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Q&A on AgriTourism

Dustin Lowe, Owner of Lake Catherine Blueberries in Groveland, Shares His Thoughts on This Growing Trend The 2017 Census of Agriculture, which is conducted every five years by the United States Department of Agriculture, is [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Blueberry News Blog, Featured|0 Comments

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|Blueberry News Blog, Featured|0 Comments
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