Content tagged "blueberry general production articles"

Pruning Blueberry Bushes

Blueberries Updated: December 14, 2011

After establishment, rabbiteye blueberries require little pruning until they reach about 6 feet to 8 feet in height. At this point, a cane renewal pruning...

Pruning Blueberry Bushes -- Video

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Learn valuable tips for trimming your blueberries, with Penn State Senior Extension Educator Kathy Demchak.

Biotechnology and Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

In order to obtain a useful trait in a cultivated plant that may not exist in a species, or to enhance a desirable trait such as yield quality, a...

Mulching Blueberry Bushes

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Mulching with organic materials, such as pine bark, pine needles, leaves, hay, wood chips, sawdust or other organic materials is very beneficial for soil...

Blueberry Phenology: Vegetative Growth

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

In blueberry plants, root and shoot growth occur in flushes throughout the growing season. Apparently, there is a cycling pattern between root and shoot...

Site Selection for Blueberry Production

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Site selection is crucial to the success of a blueberry planting. Soil properties (including fertility and terrain), climatic factors, and irrigation water...

Soil Drainage and Irrigation for Blueberry Crops

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Utilizing proper soil drainage and irrigation techniques are important to growing healthy blueberry patches.Soil DrainageAdequate soil drainage is essential...

Principles of Pruning the Highbush Blueberry

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Effect on Plant Size and Crop YieldPruning a plant reduces its ultimate adult size and the crop yield in at least the following season. To compensate for...

Factors in Berry-Splitting in Blueberries Examined

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Splitting and cracking occur in southern highbush and rabbiteye blueberries if they receive preharvest rainfall when fully ripe or approaching ripeness,...

Blueberries: Organic Production

Blueberries Updated: November 11, 2011

Blueberries are the most widely grown fruit crop in the United States. Blueberries are well-suited to organic culture, and good markets exist for organically...

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