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Grower 411: Algal Stem Blotch – A Significant Disease on Blueberries in Florida

CREDIT: Doug Phillips, Norma Flor, and Phil Harmon Algal stem blotch has become a significant disease on southern highbush blueberries (SHB) in Florida, with a large number of infections reported last summer. It can cause [...]

Fighting Fungal Leaf Disease

Learn More About Fungal Leaf Diseases in Florida Blueberries CREDIT: Doug Phillips, Norma Flor, and Phil Harmon Image: Septoria leaf spot. Credits: P. Harmon Southern highbush blueberry (SHB) cultivars are commercially grown throughout much of [...]

Blueberries & Machine Harvesting

An Update on the USDA’s Blueberry Harvest Mechanization Research Project CREDIT: Fumiomi Takeda: Appalachian Fruit Research Station, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kearneysville, W.V. The growth of the blueberry industry in the past three decades has [...]

Please Join Us for the Florida Blueberry Growers Association Spring Field Day

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association SPRING FIELD DAY will be held Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at the University of Florida-IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm in Citra, FL.  The day will consist [...]

By |2019-02-04T16:23:08+00:00February 1st, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Please Join Us for the Florida Blueberry Growers Association Spring Field Day

Celebrating Florida Blueberries

March Blueberry Festival a Draw for Blueberry Fans Near and Far by MARY TOOTHMAN The Official Florida Blueberry Festival, founded in 2010, draws tens of thousands of visitors to Brooksville for blue fun each year [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:35:25+00:00January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Celebrating Florida Blueberries

Fighting Bacterial Wilt

Updated Research Regarding the Latest Disease in Florida Blueberries by Phil Harmon, Ph.D. UF IFAS Blueberry Pathologist and Extension Specialist and Deanna Bayo, Graduate Research Assistant, UF IFAS Dept. of Plant Pathology Research continues on [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:27:12+00:00January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Fighting Bacterial Wilt

Blueberry Breeding Program

A Team Effort to Assist Blueberry Stakeholders in Florida by Dr. PATRICIO MUÑOZ Florida producers are facing major challenges, with more countries producing and shipping blueberries into the US, higher volumes of fruit putting downward [...]

By |2019-01-08T15:53:26+00:00January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|Comments Off on Blueberry Breeding Program
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