News tagged with blueberry

Irradiation preserves blueberry, grape quality

It is often necessary to treat produce for insects in order to transport crops out of quarantine areas. Fumigation with methyl bromide, one of the most common treatments, is in the process of being phased out because of its ...

dateJan 05, 2016 in Ecology
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A new blueberry for home growers

The Agricultural Research Service was awarded a plant patent for Nocturne, a new blueberry cultivar. The new blueberry was developed at ARS's Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory in their satellite location ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Bee biodiversity boosts crop yields

Research from North Carolina State University shows that blueberries produce more seeds and larger berries if they are visited by more diverse bee species, allowing farmers to harvest significantly more pounds of fruit per ...

dateMay 09, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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