Archive for February, 2011

Blueberry Recipes

February 28, 2011

We have wonderful recipes for dishes w/blueberries found at the webpage linked here! If you prepare one of these dishes, take a photo and we’ll post your image on the webpage with the recipe. Email images to dattaway@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Tasmanian Blueberries Fueling Growth and Jobs

February 25, 2011

The owners of the Naturally Blue blueberry farm in Lebrina, Australia, are investing more than $670,000 over four years to improve their infrastructure, and increase production.

Read more about this venture in this article on http://www.extension.org/blueberries.

Tassleberry Farm’s Simple Nachos

February 24, 2011

Tassleberry Farm's Simple Nachos

Thanks to Steven Greenberg of Tassleberry Farm in Westmoreland, NY, for this recipe for nachos with a blueberry twist!

Prune Blueberries Yearly for More Fruit

February 23, 2011

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Moderate pruning of highbush blueberries done every year can make the difference between a mediocre and a bumper crop – and in consistent production of quality fruit.

Highbush blueberry, a native of North America, grows six to 12 feet tall and is the major blueberry-producing species in commerce. Its name refers to its tall stature.The best time to prune is from January to early-March during the dormant period, advises Bernadine Strik, berry crops specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

More information can be found here.

Cold Damage Associated with Blueberries in Southeastern United States

February 21, 2011

The November-January cold snaps have caused significant tissue damage on blueberries, especially young plants. The damage is immediate, but there is a secondary danger of significant infection and disease caused by Botryosphaeria fungi that causes blueberry stem blight disease. Stem blight takes a while to move into cold-injured blueberry shoots, but it will definitely invade them eventually.

Read more here.

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

February 16, 2011

Eat more blueberries! The 2010 Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood. Click here for complete Dietary Guidelines for the USDA.

Blueberry website promotes health benefits, production | Fruits content from Southeast Farm Press

February 12, 2011

Article about the All About Blueberries website appears in the Southeast Farm Press. Go to this link to see!

Blueberry website promotes health benefits, production | Fruits content from Southeast Farm Press.

Cold Weather is Good for Louisiana Blueberry Crops

February 10, 2011

Chill hours… that’s what the winter blast means to Louisiana farmers. Louisiana farmers say this week’s low temperatures are actually good for fruit.

Find out more here.

Chile’s blueberry exports in week 3 lower than expected

February 1, 2011

Exports of Chilean blueberries reached 4,293 metric tons during week 3, about 1,000 MT less than the 5,297 MT estimated for the week, according to the Chilean Blueberry Committee, which used a report from fruit consultancy iQonsulting.

Read more in this article.

Watch blueberries grow — on computers

February 1, 2011

Carl Bragg of Doug Bragg Enterprises Ltd. in Collingwood, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, explains some of the technology his company has developed or is now working on that will allow blueberry producers to monitor their crops from their computers.

Read more in this article from Martha Wilson.