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Blueberry cultivation will continue to gain ground in Peru in the coming years

Peru’s blueberry industry continues to grow. The country currently has 14,000 hectares devoted to blueberry production. According to Federico Beltran Molina, the general manager of Terra Business, this area could increase by more than 40% and reach 20,000 hectares in the next 3 years. Source: Fresh Plaza Currently there are productions from Moquegua to Piura, […]

3 March, 2021 by Doris Mora

UGA researchers investigate blue light to increase blueberry quality and fight disease

The COVID-19 crisis has put supply chain issues at the forefront of food production and packaging concerns. Researchers at the University of Georgia investigated a potential solution for extending the shelf life of blueberries by exposing blueberries to blue light during storage. Source: Fresh Plaza Led by horticulture doctoral candidate Yi-Wen Wang, the study, recently […]

3 March, 2021 by Doris Mora

Chinese blueberry industry rapidly developed in 2020

Jilin Agricultural University published the ‘2020 Chinese Blueberry Industry Report’ on the 5th of February. The report is based on data from Chinese blueberry production areas and provides comprehensive analysis of the overall surface area devoted to Chinese blueberry plantation, cultivation technology, production volume, and prices. The report also highlighted new development trends in the […]

2 March, 2021 by Doris Mora

Russian blueberry imports continue to increase at record rates

Russian consumers continue to be actively interested in new niche products despite declining income levels. The latest berry trend in Russia in recent years has become the blueberry, which is confirmed by both the development of domestic production and the active growth of imports. Source: Fresh Plaza In 2020, Russia imported 7,600 tons of blueberries, […]

1 March, 2021 by Doris Mora

“What varieties of blueberries should we plant in Europe?”

“This is an issue that many growers are currently facing. It concerns new adepts who are establishing blueberry plantations and experienced ones who start restructuring their farms. Is it possible to answer the question unequivocally? Probably not, but it is worth knowing the opinion of people who are experts in the blueberry industry.” Source: Fresh […]

26 February, 2021 by Doris Mora

Chilean organic blueberry exports increase by 25%

According to the Chile-ASOEX Blueberry Committee’s Crop Report 2021, corresponding to week 7, the harvests in the south-central zone are coming to an end, and the last orchards being harvested are of late varieties with very limited volumes. The southern zone also shows decreasing volumes and, as is normal for the season, harvest work was […]

24 February, 2021 by Doris Mora

Australian berry volumes grow amid labour shortage concerns

Despite the challenges following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the horticulture labour shortage, Australia’s peak berry industry body says there were no decreases in volumes across the different commodities. Source: Fresh Plaza Berries Australia Executive Director Rachel Mackenzie says that compared to the last year, for the quarter ending January 24, blackberries were up 70 per […]

24 February, 2021 by Doris Mora

Betina Ernst: “The blueberry never ceases to amaze. Each campaign brings new surprises”

The agronomist Betina Ernst, president of Top Info Marketing SA, makes an analysis in two reports of the state of the blueberry industry in the main exporting countries of the southern hemisphere, or the southern world, as she calls it. Source: Fresh Plaza “The blueberry never ceases to amaze. Each campaign brings new surprises. This […]

24 February, 2021 by Doris Mora

Blueberry fertilization is quite specific, as are the requirements of this plant

Blueberry fertilization is quite specific, as are the requirements of this plant. It is worth to know that not only is it important to properly prepare the site for blueberry cultivation and to ensure an appropriate soil pH, but also to maintain these optimal parameters during further plant growth. The optimal pH for blueberries is […]

19 February, 2021 by Doris Mora

Blueberries may reduce age-related diseases

It’s common knowledge that fruits and vegetables are very healthy for you. Certain fruits are in fact known as superfoods, due to their numerous health benefits including helping to boost your longevity. Now, researchers have uncovered data indicating how blueberries helps to delay ageing and in turn promote longevity. Source: express.co.uk In two different models […]

18 February, 2021 by Doris Mora