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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 [...]

Time to Monitor for Blueberry Gall Midge

UF/IFAS has been conducting a limited amount of monitoring for adult gall midge on a few farms throughout the state. This update includes only the north-central region, since the cultivars at all of the monitoring [...]

By |2019-02-25T16:34:44+00:00February 25th, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

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

Blueberry Freeze Protection Fundamentals

Florida southern highbush blueberries need freeze protection to minimize damage to flower buds, blooms, and young fruit. This is typically done using overhead irrigation, which involves putting out large volumes of water to reduce the [...]

By |2019-01-29T22:30:46+00:00January 29th, 2019|Announcements, Blueberry News Blog|0 Comments

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
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