BLOG

Perkins Service Replacement Engines – Keeping things running in the toughest environments!

This blog post is sponsored by PerkinsPower and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association.

Read More

Celebrating Success in Our Advocacy Efforts

As we embark upon a new year, the Florida Blueberry Growers Association Board wishes you, your family and your farm a prosperous 2020 season! 

Read More

The Best Pre-Harvest Advice Comes From Other Growers

The holidays have come and gone, but two things remain the same—the season ahead will bring its own challenges and hopefully rewards, and The Blueberry News is here to help Florida growers like yourself prepare and spread the news about the latest and greatest news in the industry.

Read More

Tools of the Trade

Check Out The Newly Released Pesticides and Application Advice

Read More

Connectivity Is Key

Blueberry Advisory System a Web Based Tool for Timing Anthracnose Fruit Rot Controls

Read More

Notes From the Field

Learn More About the Presentations Featured at FBGA’s Fall Meeting

Read More

Chill Accumulation Trends in Florida: Are We Heading Toward Warmer Winters?

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) the global average temperature in 2019 (January to October) was about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) above the pre-industrial period. The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also reports a positive trend for the contiguous U.S. annual average temperature (+0.15°F per decade) from 1895 to 2018.

Read More

The Next Big Thing

UF Breeding Program Releases Colossus, a Highly Versatile Southern Highbush Blueberry 

Read More

Cream of the Crop

Innovators, Trailblazers Amid Blueberry Hall of Fame’s Inaugural Class

Read More

Rough Road Ahead

Surge in Mexican Blueberry Imports Stifling Florida’s Blueberry Profits

Read More

2019 Extension Advocate Award

Brittany Lee Is Honored for Her Dedication, Tireless Advocacy for UF/IFAS

Read More

President's Letter

Positive Changes Strengthen Our Impact on the Industry

Read More

President's Letter

Reflecting on the Highs and Lows of the 2019 Florida Blueberry Season

A notable win was being included in the recently signed disaster relief funds which retroactively applies to our Blueberry growers affected by Hurricane Irma. You will finally be able to apply for the much needed relief after suffering losses from the devastating storm.

Read More

Proper Planning

Irrigation and Fertilization Practices for the Summer Months

Southern highbush blueberries (SHB) experience a significant amount of canopy growth during the summer months following post-harvest pruning. Most of the fruiting wood for next year’s crop is produced during the summer months. Careful irrigation and fertilization management is needed to ensure that the plants have sufficient water and nutrients to support this growth. 

Read More

Growing Florida’s Blueberry Industry

UF/IFAS Blueberry Breeding Program Update

Florida producers continue to face major challenges as global production during the historical “Florida window” puts downward pressure on prices. As a land grant university, the University of Florida’s mission is to help Florida growers, nurseries, marketers, retailers, and ultimately Florida consumers. 

Read More

Grower 411

July


Disease


Read More

Weed Control

Management Practices for Weeds on Your Blueberry Operation

The most important method of weed control is preventing current weeds in your field from developing seeds. Some common weed species in blueberry can produce more than 100,000 seeds per plant and can survive in the soil profile for 5 to 15 years. Preemergence herbicides can provide residual weed control for many weeks or months. But the frequent summer rainfall events may move the preemergence herbicide below the area of greatest control. So blueberry growers will rely on postemergence herbicides when they experience a reduction in weed control from preemergence herbicides.

Read More

Despite Crop Damage, Florida Blueberry Growers Association Predicting A Good Year For Blueberries

Contact: Brittany H. Lee, President, Florida Blueberry Growers Association, 352-505-8878

Read More

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

Read More

Summer Irrigation of Florida Blueberries

Research on Most Effective Way to Keep Your Blueberries Hydrated

Read More