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All About Blueberries Contents

Blueberries Updated: February 15, 2018

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

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...

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...

Effect of Mulches on the Establishment of Organically Grown Blueberries in Georgia

Blueberries Updated: August 16, 2013

Learning lesson for organic blueberry production in Georgia.

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.

Blueberry Farms of the Future

Blueberries Updated: August 14, 2013

Self-directed course that gives a glimpse of what future blueberry farms will look like and some of the issues producers will face.This self-directed course...

Establishing Blueberries in Southern Georgia

Blueberries Updated: August 13, 2013

This course that provides information on: types of blueberries grown in Georgia, Rabbiteye blueberry requirements, Southern highbush blueberry...

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"...

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 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...

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...

Applying Dry Fertilizer to Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Fertilizer is usually applied to blueberries in the spring when growth begins and then again immediately after harvest. The exception to this is when...

Summit Blueberry Variety

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Reference:Braswell, John, Freddie Rasberry and John Davis. Fruit and Nut Review: Blueberries. Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service....

Dry Fertilization Table for Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Age of plant in field | Amount of Fertilizer per Plant per Application*          *Fertilizer is evenly placed in a circle 18 inches in diameter centered on...

Soil Tests

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Knowing the type and amount of nutrients in your soil, could save you, as a blueberry producer, money. To do this, it is important to have your soil...

Weed Control in Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Experts tell us weed control is one of the greatest challenges when establishing a new blueberry planting. Weeds compete with blueberry plants for essential...

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