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Cherry fruitworm larva on blueberry

Southern Region Small
Fruit Consortium IPM Guide

The Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium Blueberry IPM Guide is a comprehensive, annually updated guide for pest managment in blueberries throughout the southeast.

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Cherry fruitworm larva on blueberry

Southern Region Small
Fruit Consortium IPM Guide

The Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium Blueberry IPM Guide is a comprehensive, annually updated guide for pest managment in blueberries throughout the southeast.

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Dr. Jim Ballington

People Spotlight: Dr.
Jim Ballington

Dr. Jim Ballington joined the faculty at N.C. State in 1975. He specializes in developing new varieties of small fruit crops that better serve farmers and consumers in North Carolina. Ballington has released 32 blueberry cultivars, including a number adapted for mechanical harvest for the fresh market. View Dr. Jim Ballington’s Full Profile

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Bill Cline

People Spotlight:
Bill Cline

Bill Cline contributes to the blueberry industry through research and Extension efforts. He has been involved in screening new varieties for disease resistance as well as developing disease management programs. View Bill Cline’s Full Profile

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Terrapin scales on blueberries. Photo: John Meyer.

Time to scout dormant
season pests

While things are quieter in blueberry fields during the winter, there are still important tasks. Now is the time to scout fields for dormant season pests, such as scale insects.

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The N.C. Blueberry
Journal

See The N.C. Blueberry Journal for timely posts and other topics of interest to assist Cooperative Extension agents, commercial growers and blueberry enthusiasts.

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Typical rabbiteye blueberry flowers (left) and malformed Premier flowers (right). Photos: Shelley Rogers

Flowers impact bee foraging in blueberries

Just in time for Pollinator Week, I wanted to share another update on our work on pollinators in blueberries.  While grad student Shelley Rogers and technician Kevin Littlejohn were collecting data on which bees are MORE » – from   Entomology

Mummy Berry Alert for Southeastern NC

19 March 2014 — The mummy berry fungus is emerging this week in blueberry fields in the coastal plain of North Carolina.  Control measures should be applied now in fields that have a MORE »

US Highbush Blueberry Council

USHBC Meetings Calendar

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council holds regular meetings for blueberry growers and representatives from industry and academia. View the complete calendar for details on regional meetings. View the USHBC Events MORE »

Dr. Penny Perkins-Veazie

Dr. Perkins-Veazie Studies Postharvest Strategies

As a postharvest physiologist, Dr. Penny Perkins-Veazie researches new strategies to prolong the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables, considers food safety issues during postharvest handling and studies the effect of storage MORE »

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