Content tagged "growing blueberries"

USDA Unveils New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Blueberries Updated: February 09, 2012

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a...

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.

Blueberry Botany

Blueberries Updated: November 22, 2011

Family:EricaceaeGenus:Vaccinium, section Cyanococcus; the genus includes about 400 speciesCommercially grown:Morphology:Bush height rangesLeaves:All...

Anatomy of a Blueberry Plant

Blueberries Updated: November 21, 2011

 

Does colored mulch affect the growth rate of a plant?

Blueberries Updated: November 21, 2011

Purpose: To determine if different colored plastic (or mulch) on the soil surface affects the temperature of soil.Materials: Digital thermometer; potting...

Stem Blight of Blueberry -- Control

Blueberries Updated: November 17, 2011

  The control of stem blight depends on cultural practices; fungicides do not provide adequate protection.Having a clean planting stock is the first step to...

Blueberry Foliar Diseases

Blueberries Updated: November 17, 2011

During the blueberry growing season, you will be concerned about several foliar diseases of blueberry, including:These diseases should be treated for...

Stem Blight of Blueberry

Blueberries Updated: November 17, 2011

 Blueberry stem blight caused by the fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea and other Botryosphaeria species is the primary disease limiting the establishment of...

Botryosphaeria Stem Canker of Blueberry

Blueberries Updated: November 17, 2011

 Botryosphaeria stem canker, caused by the fungus Botryosphaeria corticis, is a disease of both highbush and rabbiteye blueberries throughout the...

Armillaria Root Rot of Blueberry

Blueberries Updated: November 17, 2011

 Armillaria root rot (Armillaria mellea, A. ostoyae) is a rare disease of blueberries in the United States, but it can cause serious damage where it...

Chlorogenic Acid: An Antioxidant in Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: November 16, 2011

 Chlorogenic acid is an antioxidant in many fruits, vegetables, and berries including blueberries. It is very well absorbed by the intestinal track and is...

Ursolic Acid: A Wonder Chemical in Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: November 16, 2011

Ursolic acid has been used in folk and Chinese medicine for a long time. From the Middle Ages, fruits and vegetables containing ursolic acid were used as a...

Collins Blueberry Variety

Blueberries Updated: November 16, 2011

A Northern Highbush CultivarContact:  Elina Coneva, Auburn University

Blueberry Freeze Damage and Protection Measures

Blueberries Updated: November 16, 2011

 Commercial blueberries are generally planted in low areas with high organic-matter content. These sites satisfy the cultural requirements of blueberries for...

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