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  • Oregon Blueberry Commission Scholarship Program

    Attention College Students and Parents: The Oregon Blueberry Commission is offering a 2017-18 Scholarship. Applicants must already be enrolled in an Oregon College or University and must have at least one year remaining towards a degree at the time the scholarship is received. Selection preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in a Crop Science, Horticulture or Food Science ...


    By Littau Harvester

  • Fall 2019 OSU Online Course: Blueberry Physiology, Production Systems & Management

    OSU's online 6-week, self-paced course will be offered again (Blueberry Physiology, Production Systems & Management). It will be offered starting on September 27, 2019. Blueberry Physiology, Production Systems & Management Online course for industry led by Dr. Bernadine Strik Oregon State University Online blueberry course offered through Professional and Continuing ...


    By Littau Harvester

  • OSU Online Course: Blueberry Physiology, Production Systems & Management

    Check out OSU's online 6-week, self-paced course (Blueberry Physiology, Production Systems & Management) that will be offered starting on January 25, 2019. Blueberry Physiology, Production Systems & Management Online course for industry led by Dr. Bernadine Strik Oregon State University Online blueberry course offered through Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) at ...


    By Littau Harvester

  • 5 Blueberry Bush Frost Protection Tips and Tricks

    Early March and April is prime season for growing and cultivating blueberry plants and bushes, but are also reminders that the last hints of winter could pop up at any time. Sudden drops in temperature are bad news for blueberry growers, as frost can severely damage blueberry bushes and buds. Learn about five helpful tips and tricks for blueberry bush frost protection in the early months of ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • BEI demise spurs race to fill blueberry harvester void

    When BEI International, a South Haven, Michigan, agriculture equipment supplier, went defunct last April, it left several growers throughout the country without their promised harvesting equipment and parts, and with little hope of recouping their thousands of dollars in investments. BEI’s demise also accelerated efforts to fill the demand for blueberry harvesters, equipment and services. ...

  • UF/IFAS Study Finds Simple Solution to Monitoring Major Berry Pest

    Using a yeast-sugar-water mixture, berry growers can easily keep tabs on a pest that causes millions in damage each year in the U.S., a new University of Florida study shows. Farmers can conduct a test to determine if the spotted wing drosophila is in their field – and if so, how prevalent. They punch holes near the upper rim of a covered plastic cup and pour in a yeast-sugar-water mix to ...

  • Unitec At Fruit Attraction 2019

    THE UNITEC GROUP BOOTH (Hall 9 – Booth 9D13) WILL EXHIBIT ITS MOST RELIABLE AND PERFORMING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE QUALITY SELECTION OF EVERY SINGLE FRUIT. Blueberries, cherries, peaches, plums, apples, pears, kiwi, etc .: for each type of fruit, UNITEC, a group with an Italian heart but having worldwide operating branches – Spain, France, USA, ...


    By Unitec S.p.A.

  • EPA celebrates 20th year as exhibitor in the Philadelphia flower show with best of show award in the non-academic education category

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2012 exhibit entitled "Palekaiko Nalowale" (Paradise Lost) demonstrates the importance of wetlands and how water provides the basic building block of life as it flows from a cascading brook and emerges from the forest to form a bog wetland. Bogs are wet, spongy areas and visitors to the exhibit will learn about their important ecological function in ...

  • Wild food is an important ecosystem service, study argues

    Wild plants and animals consumed as food provide an important ecosystem service that deserves more policy attention, claims a recent study. To support their argument, the researchers gathered data which show the significance of wild food to European traditions, cultural identity and recreation. Many countries around the world are creating maps of their ecosystem services to support environmental ...

  • Beekeepers Are Critical to Economy

    Today, beekeepers from across the country gathered at a national conference, with environmental organizations at their side, to draw attention to the growing plight facing their industry –the decline of honey bees – a problem that has far reaching implications for the U.S. economy. "Bees and other pollinators are the underpinnings of a successful agricultural economy," said ...


    By Beyond Pesticides

  • Traditional aboriginal knowledge key to Boreal forest conservation

    Traditional knowledge held by Canada's Aboriginal people about the Boreal Forest offers western scientists a vitally important information source, according to a report published by the David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Boreal Initiative, and the Boreal Songbird Initiative. With the Boreal Forest facing increasing threats from climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, and invasive ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New partnership grants demonstrate integrated pest management

    Grants totaling nearly US$1 million have been awarded for projects that use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches to reduce pesticide risk. The grants will support the demonstration of innovative IPM practices, technologies, outreach and education. IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. In ...

  • Karen harvester irreplaceable in raspberry and blueberry harvesting

    The latest proposition in the WEREMCZUK Agromachines offer among fruit harvesters, which responding to needs of customers looking for machines adapted to work on all plantations in the country and abroad, guaranteeing efficient raspberry and blueberry harvesting and excellent fruit quality. Designed based on many years of experience in designing and implementing machines in the fruit-growing ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Pedro Torres and Horticultorres Introduces New FibreDust Products in Mexico

    In the summer of 2015, Pedro Torres Plaza founded Horticultorres S. de R.L. de C.V., a new company active in the field providing horticultural supplies and consulting to the Mexican greenhouse industry. Before the start of Horticultorres, Torres, an entrepreneur, realized early on that horticulture was his passion. After graduating from ITESM, campus Queretaro as an Agronomist, ...


    By FibreDust LLC

  • UF/IFAS-created strawberry monitoring system set to expand

    A strawberry monitoring web system that will soon expand to South Carolina is one of many reasons a University of Florida faculty member has won the Lee M. Hutchins Award from the American Phytopathological Society (APS). The Hutchins award goes to the author or authors of significant published research on basic or applied aspects of diseases of perennial fruit plants, according to the ...

  • Unitec Cherry Vision 3.0: Cherry business enters a new era

    “Cherry Vision 3.0 technology makes us feel safe. We are sure that we own a very efficient tool to select cherry quality.” This is how Pablo Godoy, General Director of the Chilean fruit and vegetable packing plant Servicios San Cristobal Ltda., has recently commented on the new UNITEC technology. After the excellent results of Cherry Vision and Cherry Vision 2 ...


    By Unitec S.p.A.

  • Wild Bee Decline Threatens U.S. Crop Production

    The first national study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they’re disappearing in many of the country’s most important farmlands — including California’s Central Valley, the Midwest’s corn belt and the Mississippi River valley. If losses of these crucial pollinators continue, the new nationwide assessment indicates that farmers will face increasing costs — and ...


    By University of Vermont

  • Healthier processed food? Essence of strawberry could be the key

     University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow UF breeders to create more flavorful varieties even faster. What’s more, the researchers believe that eventually, those naturally occurring compounds will be used to make processed foods taste ...

  • Where have all the flowers gone?

    Global food production may be approaching another major crisis. Crops around the world are pollinated by honeybees, but bee populations are dying off rapidly due to excessive use of pesticides and other environmental factors. The threat of food production losses is becoming painfully apparent, and the economic, social and environmental costs could be staggering. This growing threat to the global ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Heliae, Agricola Cerro Prieto Launch Partnership to Collaborate on Soil Health, Water Retention

    The partnership follows a successful first phase of Heliae and ACP’s joint water retention trial, the largest ever undertaken Heliae Development, LLC and Agricola Cerro Prieto (ACP) today announced the launch of a new partnership to combat and reverse negative effects on crops and soil from climate change, water scarcity ...


    By Heliae Development, LLC

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