Publications on Blueberry
7 publications were found.
2015 Southeast Regional Organic Blueberry Pest Management Guide
A guide for organically managing diseases, insects, weeds and wildlife in blueberries in the Southeast. This publication is not intended to provide all details on organic blueberry production, although it does include the production methods that reduce the impact of plant disease and pest issues.
The information presented is intended for use only as a guide. Specific rates and application methods are on the pesticide label, and these are subject to change at any time. Always refer to and read the pesticide label before making any application! The pesticide label supersedes any information contained in this guide, and it is the law. Because environmental conditions and grower application methods vary widely, suggested use does not imply that performance of the pesticide will always conform to the safety and pest control standards indicated by experimental data.
More information can be found at http://www.smallfruits.org/SmallFruitsRegGuide/index.htm Published on Jan 31, 2015.
Bacterial Leaf Scorch of Blueberry
A new disease has been identified in the Georgia blueberry production region. This disease has been named “bacterial leaf scorch." This publication includes identification and control methods. Published on Jan 30, 2016.
Blueberry Irrigation Water Quality
This circular is a review of water quality standards, calculations, and recommendations for water that will be used for irrigation of blueberries. Published on Jan 5, 2017.
Commercial Blueberry Inventory and Prospectus, Georgia, 2002
Both rabbiteye and highbush blueberries are produced
in Georgia. The plants can produce a commercially viable
crop for years. The long-term nature of the investment in
the blueberry orchard calls for periodic updates on the
situation of the blueberry industry. Information about the
location of plants, varieties, plant age, and the use of cultural
practices are important in decisions to allocate
resources. This report provides insights otherwise unavailable
to the industry yet of important practical
consequences. An overview of the Georgia blueberry
industry helps to shape the production and marketing
strategies that extend beyond the state boundaries. The
major portion of the annual crop is shipped to markets
outside the region. Furthermore, the increasing value of
blueberry plants implies that any damage to the commercial
blueberry industry has financial implications for
growers and shippers. Summaries included in this report
help in accurate assessment of potential economic losses
from damages to blueberry plants and the feasibility of
programs protecting the value represented by orchards. Published on Mar 30, 2096.
Fertilizing Blueberries in Pine Bark Beds
Grower experiences have proven milled pine bark to be an excellent growing substrate for southern highbush blueberries. Although milled pine bark shares many characteristics with good blueberry soil, fundamental differences exist and need to be understood for rapid growth of young plants and high blueberry yields. Published on Mar 31, 2014.
Sampling Irrigation Water for Blueberry Production
This publication outlines the sampling procedure for irrigation water to be used in blueberry production. Follow the outlined steps to provide a certified lab with a sample that is representative of the irrigation water to be used for growing blueberry plants. Published on Dec 31, 2016.
Southern Highbush Blueberry Marketing and Economics
To be more competitive, Georgia blueberry producers have to increase their yields to match or better the average U.S. values. This increase can occur through an improvement of the agricultural practices and a better mastery of blueberry cultivation. This publication contains information to help Southern Highbush blueberry growers in Georgia maximize their profits. Published on Dec 31, 2016.