Meet Your Newly Elected FBGA Board of Directors

On October 26th, 2017, the Florida Blueberry Growers Association elected a new President, Vice President and Director to its Board. Brittany Lee, President for a two-year term of office through October 2019.  Brittany currently serves as [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|

Florida Automated Weather Network (F.A.W.N) New Feature Helps Decision Making During Cold Weather

Florida Automated Weather Network (F.A.W.N) has created a tool on their website to help growers of deciduous fruit crops with decision making when concerning cold weather.  They have incorporated a mathematical model called the Dynamic [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|

Ideas on Bird Control for Blueberry Growers

Here are a couple of innovative bird control ideas for blueberry growers.    

By | December 6th, 2017|


Dear FBGA Members: Upcoming event that may be of interest to some of our members. Brittany Lee President, Florida Blueberry Growers Association ​​ 2017 FLORIDA PROTECTED AG AND HYDROPONICS CONFERENCE DECEMBER 5—6, 2017 Registration Details: Earlybird Registration [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|

2017 Fall Growers Meeting and Trade Show Presentations

We have posted the presentations from the 2017 Fall Growers Meeting and Trade Show on our website. You'll find a wealth of great information on Florida blueberry production.  Click here to view and download the presentations (PDF) [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|

Florida’s Premier Event For Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Dear FBGA Members: Upcoming event that may be of interest to some of our members. Brittany Lee President, Florida Blueberry Growers Association ​​ The 2017 Florida Ag Expo, to be held this Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, is [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|

Fall Blueberry Short Course

Thursday, October 26, 2017 Hillsborough Community College – Plant City Campus John R. Trinkle Center 1206 North Park Rd. Plant City, FL 33563 8:00 a.m. Registration – visit Trade Show 9:00 a.m. Welcome and opening [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|

From Blueberry Field to Better School Lunch

Initiative Seeks to Build Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Local Farms and Schools Bob Wilhelm packed the blueberries in five-pound boxes.  The schools served them in fruit cups and used them to teach math.  “They [the [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Grower 411

HURRICANE IRMA AGRICULTURE RELIEF PROGRAMS The damage from Hurricane Irma has caused significant financial loss to Florida growers in sales revenue from crops lost or delayed and clean up expense.  This article is a compilation [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Mechanical Harvesting Update

Preview of Speakers’ Presentations at the Upcoming FBGA Fall Meeting and Trade Show Over the past 30 years, blueberry production has grown by leaps and bounds.  However, current methods of hand-picking berries for the fresh [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Assessing Damage from Irma

Blueberry Crop Insurance Coverage Reminders Reports on the extent of damage in the blueberry industry from Hurricane Irma varies across the state— from plants being pulled out of the ground to leaves blown off, and [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Reach Out to Your Local USDA Farm Service Agency Office Now

Hurricane Irma ripped right through most of Central Florida, through the heart of agricultural production in our state.  I am sure that most agricultural commodities, including our blueberries, will feel the impact from this large, [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|
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