Content tagged "blueberry bushes"

Blueberry Commercial Organic Production Articles

Blueberries Updated: December 07, 2015

The articles listed below are for commercial blueberry growers interested inorganic production. Topics CoveredBlueberry EconomicsBlueberry...

Blueberry Insect Pest Identification Guide

Blueberries Updated: December 07, 2015

Prepared by: Denise Attaway and Natalie Hummel  Click here toThe intent of this guide is to inform blueberry producers of all blueberry pests that can attack...

Perennial Plant

Blueberries Updated: December 07, 2014

Perennial Plant. A plant that has a life span of 3 or more years.From: Society for Range Management. 1998. Glossary of terms used in range management, fourth...

World's Blueberries Protected in Unique, Living Collection

Blueberries Updated: July 24, 2014

 Familiar blueberries and their lesser-known wild relatives are safeguarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and curators at America's...

Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: August 14, 2013

Mummy berry is an important pathogen in many blueberry-growing regions of the United States.

Cold Damage Associated with Blueberries in the Southeast

Blueberries Updated: August 13, 2013

Cold-injured blueberry stems develop a characteristic dead, hook-shaped tip.

Mitigating Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry

Blueberries Updated: August 13, 2013

 Blueberries may be nutritional powerhouses, but some types are no match for the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, which causes "mummy berry"...

Spotted Wing Drosophila: Blueberry Pest

Blueberries Updated: July 31, 2013

A Spotted Wing Drosophila is a small fly (2 mm to 3 mm) with bright red eyes, a pale brown thorax, and an abdomen with black horizontal stripes.

All About Blueberries Contents

Blueberries Updated: June 25, 2013

Blueberry ProductionBlueberry MarketingBlueberry DiseasesBlueberry Health BenefitsBlueberry Canning, Freezing, StoringBlueberry RecipesBlueberry Youth...

Questions to Ask at a Nursery

Blueberries Updated: June 20, 2013

Blueberry growers who plan to buy plants from nurseries should arrive with a list of questions to ask. Here are some questions to help you get started: 

Marketing Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: June 20, 2013

Blueberries may be marketed at roadside stands, at pick-your-own operations, at on-farm sales or at farmer’s markets. There also are well-established...

Blueberry Commercial Conventional Production Articles

Blueberries Updated: October 22, 2012

The articles listed in this category are for commercial blueberry growersinterested in using conventional methods.Topics Covered Blueberry Freeze Damage and...

Blueberry Online Resources – Social Media, Newsletters, Websites, etc.

Blueberries Updated: May 03, 2012

  Below are links to websites with information dedicated to blueberry research and production.University SitesOrganization SitesBlogsSocial Network...

Health Benefits of Blueberries -- How Blueberries Affect the Human Body

Blueberries Updated: January 24, 2012

Use this activity to learn about the Health Benefits of Blueberries.

Keeping Weeds, Pests and Birds Out of Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: January 20, 2012

Keep weeds, pests and birds out of your blueberries for a healthy, more productive blueberry crop.According to David Himelrick of the LSU AgCenter, it is...

Blueberry Learning Lessons

Blueberries Updated: December 14, 2011

Production Lessons for GrowersWebinarsInteractive Lesson on BlueberriesMoodle CoursesVideo Lessons on BlueberriesBlueberry Activities for Youth

Botrytis Blight of Blueberry

Blueberries Updated: December 13, 2011

 Gray sporulation of Botrytis cinerea.If there is a late freeze or even cold weather during bloom time, check the flowers and young fruit for the presence of...

How Many Blueberry Plants Are Needed? (Video)

Blueberries Updated: December 09, 2011

Now that you've decided which blueberry varieties you want to plant, how many blueberry bushes should you order? David Himelrick of the LSU AgCenter says...

Bare Root Blueberry Plants v. Container Blueberry Plants (Video)

Blueberries Updated: December 09, 2011

In this video, David Himelrick of the LSU AgCenter explains the difference in obtaining and planting bare root blueberry plants and containerized blueberry...

Southern Highbush Blueberry Varieties

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Production of southern highbush blueberries in the southeastern United States for the early fresh market is relatively new and acreage is limited. Because...

Blueberry Diseases: An Overview

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Diseases caused by plant pathogenic fungi, viruses and bacteria can cause significant economic loss in commercial blueberry fields.Blueberry diseases can be...

Instructions for Taking a Soil Test

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

To get a representative soil sample, the following steps need to be taken:1) Collect 3 - 6 small samples, from within the top 6 inches (4 inches for lawns)...

Review of the Berry Bible Cookbook

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

The Berry Bible by Janie Hibler (Publisher: AmazonEncore) has many excellent recipes. The book offers valuable information about the various types of berries...

Soils and Composting: Soil Testing

Gardens & Landscapes Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Soils and Composting | Soil Testing | Soil Type | Soil Improvement | Composting Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in...

Rabbiteye Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

The rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei) is native to the southeastern United States. Its native habitat ranges northward from central Florida to eastern...

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