Click the links below to download presentation from the FBGA Growers Meetings

October 2023

Presentation Links:

End of Season Summary

UF/IFAS Blueberry Breeding Update

Plant Essential Oil - Effective or not?

Considerations for Hydrogen Cyanamide

Rust and Other Important Diseases

Update on Chilli Thrips Management Trial

Blueberry Pollination Research Update




 October 2022

Blueberry Physiology Research Update: October 2022

2022 End of Season Summary

Blueberry Growers Fertilizer Industry Update

Chilli Thrips Management Trial Results 

Optimizing Pollination in Modern Blueberry Systems: Research Updates and Directions

Blueberry Irrigation Scheduling Using Evaporation-Based Methods

Rust Management Regimes for Southern Highbush Blueberry 

UF/IFAS Blueberry Breeding Update FBGA 

Pollinator Industry Changes and Challenges 


Management Programs for the blueberry gall midge and southern red mite.

2021 End of Season Data Summary

MARCH 2020

Use of Sparkleberry as a Potential Rootstock of Blueberry

Effects of Hydrogen Cyanimide on yield and harvest date of ‘Colossus’ and ‘Optimus’ Southern Highbush Blueberry

Optimizing Nitrogen Fertilization Rates for Mature Blueberry



Patricio Munoz 2019 Fall blueberry growers association Fall Short Course

Doug Phillips 2019 End of Season Data Summary FBGA Fall Meeting

Phillip F. Harmon FBGA Fall 2019 FBGA Meeting and Show

Oscar Liburd Management of blueberry gall midge and Chilli thrips in blueberry

Jeff Williamson Preparing New Blueberry Fields for Optional Mechanical Harvesting



Patricio Munoz Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Horticultural Science Department

Dr. Rachel Mallinger UF Entomology and Nematology

Philip F. Harmon FBGA Fall 2018 FBGA Meeting and Show



Patricio Munoz Blueberry Breeding and Genomics FBGA Presentation

Machine harvesting blueberries for fresh markets: Experiences and lessons learned in NC

Blueberry Pruning For Mechanical Harvest

The blueberry/strawberry system to improve management of gray mold and ripe rot

Effect of Nitrogen Fertilization Timing and Rate on Nitrogen Uptake, Growth and Yield of Young ‘Emerald’ and ‘Farthing’ Blueberry Plants

Mechanical harvesting methods for improving fresh quality of blueberries: Applying new technologies to transform blueberry harvesting and fruit quality

 Bacterial Wilt and Bacterial Leaf Scorch on Blueberry in Florida



FBGA Fall 2016 Grafted Plants

FBGA Fall 2016 N Study Young Plants

FBGA Fall 2016 Sprayer Coverage



Blueberries, bees and bee protection

What Eastern U.S. Consumers think about Florida Blueberries

Management of Blueberry Pests Using Integrated Tactics

Utilization of Blue Dye for Tracking Irrigation Water Movement in Blueberry

UF Blueberry Breeding Update

Research update on performance of grafted Southern Highbush blueberries in Florida

Maintaining Blueberry Quality During Harvest and Handling Operations




Update on Spotted Wing Drosophila

Update and Status of Georgia Blueberry Industry

FBGA Blueberry Acres Survey

Project Integrated Crop Pollination:  What We’re Learning in Florida



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 Georgia and Their Potential for Impact in Florida


4R Nutrient Stewardship Presentation for Blueberry Meeting

Update on Blueberry Variety Performance in Florida

Review of Hydrogen Cyanamide Practices in Florida Blueberries

Freeze Protection Practices for Florida Blueberries

FDACS BMP Program Overview

Anthracnose and Algal Stem Blotch on Southern Highbush Blueberry in Florida

Update on Bud Mites, Blueberry Gall Midge & Chilli Thrips

March 2014

Indigocrisp and Other SHB Selections from the UF-IFAS Breeding Program (PowerPoint)

Summer pruning southern highbush blueberries in Florida (PowerPoint)

Early signs of widespread fungicide resistance in Botrytis across blueberry fields in central Florida (PowerPoint)

Water Use of Southern Highbush Blueberry (PowerPoint)

Why is it so hard to manage root weevils in citrus (and blueberries)? (PowerPoint)

2014 Florida Blueberry Festival(PowerPoint)

USDA Wildlife Services (Powerpoint)

Biology and Management of Chilli Thrips and Other Key Pests (PowerPoint)

USDA Wildlife Services (Powerpoint)


Past Presentations

An Overview of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (PowerPoint)

Hydrogen Cyanamide use in Southern Highbush Blueberry (PowerPoint)

Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) in Blueberries (PowerPoint)

Conducting Your Own Research:  Why it Matters  (PowerPoint)

Breeding SHB Cultivars at UF-IFAS (PowerPoint)

Influence of Kaolin Clay Applications on Blueberry Yields during Low-Chill Seasons in West-Central Florida (PowerPoint)

Effect of timing and intensity of summer pruning on vegetative and reproductive traits of southern highbush blueberry (PowerPoint)

SWD Management

Overview of Hydrogen Cyanamide Use on Blueberries (pdf)

Wind Machines & Blueberry Frost Protection Florida (pdf)

Manage Frost Protection to Avoid Side Effects & Protect Water Resource (pdf)

New and emerging diseases of blueberries in the southeastern U.S. (pdf)

Cold and freeze protection of blueberries in Florida (pdf)

Blueberry Varieties for Florida  (pdf)

Basic Management of Major Blueberry Diseases in Florida  (pdf)

HANDLING AND COOLING PRACTICES: Next Steps For Extending Quality And Safety


Performance of Blueberry Cultivars under High Tunnels (pdf)

All About Blueberries Community of Practice (pdf)