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The intent of this guide is to inform blueberry producers of all blueberry pests that can attack blueberry crops in the United States. Pests may be different depending on …
In this video, David Himelrick of the LSU AgCenter explains the difference in obtaining and planting bare root blueberry plants and containerized blueberry plants.
David Himelrick, LSU AgCenter
Craig Gautreaux, LSU AgCenter…
A Northern Highbush Cultivar
- Ripens in the early season.
- Plants are moderately vigorous, upright.
- Moderately productive.
- Fruit are medium in size.
- Moderately firm, are light blue in color.
- Fairly small picking scar.
- Susceptible to stem blight in North Carolina.
Bob Danka for the USDA/ARS explains the importance of bees for blueberry pollination. Click on the image to start the video.
Read this article — The Flight of Bumble Bees: Why Are They Disappearing? — for more information.…
Familiar blueberries and their lesser-known wild relatives are safeguarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and curators at America’s official blueberry gene bank. The plants, collected from throughout the United States and more than two dozen foreign countries, are …
Mummy berry disease of blueberry.
Photo courtesy of NCSU
Cooperative Extension Service
Blueberries may be nutritional powerhouses, but some types are no match for the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, which causes “mummy berry” disease.
Fortunately, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists …
Cold-injured blueberry stems develop a characteristic dead, hook-shaped tip.
By Dr. Elina Coneva, Auburn University
The following article is prepared based on a synopsis of information provided by Dr. Phil Brannen (UGA), Dr. Gerard Krewer (UGA Professor Emeritus)…
Below are links to websites with information dedicated to blueberry research and production.
The Berry Bible by Janie Hibler (Publisher: AmazonEncore) has many excellent recipes. The book offers valuable information about the various types of berries available worldwide. It discusses everything from the berry’s common name(s), their history, and even the habitat in …