Content tagged "blueberry production"

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 Marketing

Blueberries Updated: December 07, 2015

Fruit Prices in Primary Receiving Markets of North AmericaShipping Point and Terminal Market Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Price Reports Blueberry Price...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Pruning Blueberry Bushes

Blueberries Updated: December 14, 2011

After establishment, rabbiteye blueberries require little pruning until they reach about 6 feet to 8 feet in height. At this point, a cane renewal pruning...

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...

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...

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...

Early Season Blueberry Varieties

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Early season rabbiteye blueberry varieties selected for Mississippi include:Austin: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety — Plants are moderately vigorous, productive,...

Blueberry Propagation

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Blueberries usually are propagated from softwood or hardwood cuttings by cutting selected twigs from healthy, disease-free mother plants. Cuttings are placed...

Nurseries that Sell Blueberry Plants

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

AlabamaThe Alabama Cooperative Extension Service list nurseries that sell blueberry plants in  Regional Plant Nurseries .This site lists regional plant...

Blueberry Fertilization Table

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011


Amount of Liquid Nitrogen for Blueberry Fertilization Table

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011


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