Archive for January, 2011

Chile’s blueberry exporters urged to maintain 1-pint packages

January 29, 2011

Large volumes of blueberries are expected to be shipped from Chile for the next few weeks, so the Chilean Blueberry Committee is recommending exporters continue sending 1-pint clamshell packages. Read more in this article.


Argentina boosts blueberry exports by 42%

January 21, 2011

Argentina’s blueberry industry increased exports by 42 percent this season, boosted by large sales increases in the European Union and the United States. Read more in this article.

Blueberry School

January 19, 2011

More information is available about the Blueberry School being offered in conjunction with the Missouri State University Agritourism — Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference 2011. Go to this link for the registration form, fee schedule, and more information.

Blueberries Lower Hypertension Risk by 10%

January 19, 2011

Individuals who eat blueberries at least once a week have a 10-percent lower risk of developing hypertension than people who don’t eat them, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The findings suggest the flavonoid anthocyanin is the key to lowering high blood pressure.

Read more at this article.

Blueberry Freeze Damage and Protection Measures

January 12, 2011

Many blueberry growers use sprinkler systems to protect blueberry flowers from freeze damage.

Commercial growers, protect your blueberries from freeze damage! Go to the link here to learn more.

2011 Blueberry School

January 4, 2011

A Blueberry School will be held during the 2011 Missouri Agritourism, Small Fruit, and Vegetable Conference Feb. 21, 2011. Click on link below for more information. Topics addressed during the school include: Blueberry 101– The Basics, Soils and Fertility Management, Cash Flow Realities with Blueberries, Crop Budgeting for Blueberries, and Assessing the Blueberry Industry in Arkansas: Problems and Solutions. The school will end with a site visit. Click here for more information.

2010 in review

January 4, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 3 times

In 2010, there were 90 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 33 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 26th with 39 views. The most popular post that day was Time to Prune Blueberry Bushes.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for nabrew, blueberry plants massachusetts, coventry blueberry festival, nader musleh, and larvae in blueberries.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Time to Prune Blueberry Bushes March 2010


Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins March 2010


Winter Moth Larvae Attacking Blueberry Plants in Massachusetts April 2010


About February 2010


NABREW Conference Announced March 2010