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August 30, 2012

Hope everyone made it through Hurricane Isaac OK. Time to celebrate with some good food, Blueberry style: bit.ly/tRr7Pg

August 27, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

This self-directed course teaches about using mulch in organic blueberry production in Georgia. It addresses primary problems including; insect control, disease control and weed control, as well as, fertilizers used at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Alapaha Research Station.

Participants will learn about using mulch as the first line of defense in weed control, fungicides used for leaf spot control in organic blueberries and leaf beetle control. Information about fertility studies is also given, as is information on organic high tunnel research.

Click here to access the course.

For more information, contact Gerard Krewer at 229.392.1388.

 

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August 27, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

Fresh, locally grown rabbiteye blueberries are available from early May through mid-June in South Louisiana and from early June through mid-July in North Louisiana.

Blueberries are nature’s No. 1 source of antioxidants among more than 50 fresh fruits and vegetables tested by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.

The deep blue color of blueberries is from pigments, called anthocyanins that act as antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect cells against damage by free radicals that form in the body. Uncontrolled free radical formation can cause cell damage that may lead to cancer, heart disease, inflammation and other health problems.

Blueberries are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. One-half cup of blueberries has only 42 calories.

Fresh, locally grown rabbiteye blueberries are available from early May through mid-June in South Louisiana and from early June through mid-July in…

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August 23, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

Spring and summer are the time to get outdoors and enjoy the world. Here are some fun summer activities with kids that teach them about organic gardening, nutrition, conservation, and more:

 

Blueberry Youth: http://bit.ly/nc2VcP

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August 23, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

Yes, they really do exist, and they really are good. Surprise friends and family with this and other blueberry recipes: http://bit.ly/tRr7Pg

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August 23, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

The appropriate amount of mulch helps to control weeds, cool soil, add nutrients, & retain water.

Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/GWUkcK

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August 22, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

I’ve always said: “Got a sick plant? Spray it with some fish oil!” Apparently fish extracts do help control disease, but not by acting on pathogens directly, instead they boost defense mechanisms in the plant. Use of fish oil extract may reduce Septoria leaf spot in blueberries which can cause defoliation after harvest.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/wd8UAV

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August 22, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

Did you know blueberries are more than just a pleasant look small tree or bush? Scientists have just discovered that blueberries are actually a natural source of fruit! The fruit comes in berry form and is a bluish color. After much testing scientists have found that blueberries can be used to make pancakes, syrups, wines, fruit cups, and stains on light colored garments.

Read more about this amazing plant here: http://www.extension.org/blueberries

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August 21, 2012

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Rufus Isaacs of MSU Entomology explains his experiment to discover effects of insects on blueberry plants in this video. Isaacs and his team are looking at different ways of managing blueberry fields to naturally suppress the insects so that as much pesticide is not used.

Click here to watch the video

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August 20, 2012

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Start planning now for possible diseases that may attack your blueberries in the spring. Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberries is a disease caused by a fungus. Severely infected fields can suffer heavy yield losses. Berries infected with mummy berry from the previous year are the initial source of mummy berry infections.

Read more about Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry.

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