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  • 2020 Spray Program for Multi-Small Fruit Plantings (pdf format)
    Multi-Small Fruit Spray Program for the control of major small fruit (Strawberries, Brambles, Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Grapes Pest and Disease.)  R. David Myers, University of Maryland Extension

  • A Pocket Guide to IPM Scouting in Highbush Blueberries (Pocket Guide)
    A guide for integrated pest management scouting in Highbush Blueberries. Plastic coated guide (3.5" X 5.0" pages is designed to fit in your pocket for easy field use. With color pictures and descriptions, it will help you identify common pests and their damage, beneficial, common diseases, physiological/chemical disorders, and growth stages. It also includes scouting calendars. To order go to: Michigan State University Book Store - List price $19.00
    Michigan State University Extension, Compiled and edited by: Annemiek Schilder, Rufus Isaacs, Eric Hanson, Bill Cline Graphic designers: Joy Landis and Rebecca Lamb, MSU IPM Program.

  • Blueberries Production (Website)
    Information on Blueberry production and diseases - eXtension and interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America.

  • Cornell Fruit Resources: Blueberry Production (Website)
    Webpage consists of resources for general production or organic production of Blueberries.

  • Blueberries: Organic Production (Publication)
    Production guide addresses organic blueberry production, soil and fertility, pest, diseases, and marketing. You can obatin a copy though NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project - Digital Price: $4.95, Print Price: $7.95
    National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, George L. Kuepper and Steve Diver, NCAT Agriculture Specialists. Published 2004 © NCAT IP021

  • Cornell High Tunnels: Berries (Website)
    Web page consists of resources (publications & websites), news articles, and web seminars.

  • Fruit (Website) 
    Web pages on Production & Harvesting, Cultivars & Rootstocks, Soil Fertility & Management, Pest & Diseases, Weed Management, Organic Production, Sustainable Agriculture, Personal Safety, and Business Management. Penn State Extension

  • Highbush Blueberry Production Guide (NARES-55)
    Blueberries, native to North America, have become increasingly popular with growers and consumers throughout the world. This book is the first comprehensive resource for blueberry growers and the advisers who assist them. Written by 29 experts from across the country, it covers all aspects of blueberry production including site selection and preparation, plant selection, blueberry growth and development, maintenance, pest management, harvesting, and marketing. Topics that other fruit-production guides rarely address, such as nuisance wildlife management, water management, spray technology, and budgeting, are discussed as well. The guide features 168 full-color photos, 27 tables, 24 figures and charts, and a key to problems. (1992) (PALS formerly NRAES) Now available as a free download.

  • "In-Row" Control of Annual Weeds in Established Blueberries with Residual Herbicides (article)
    Thierry Besancon, Plant & Pest Advisory, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, March 6, 2017

  • IPM Weed Pocket Guide for Weed Indentification in Field Crops (Pocket Guide)
    Growers of row crops produce their crops in the presence of a multitude of pest and plant health problems. To order go to: Michigan State University Book Store - List price $16.00
    Michigan State University Extension, Compiled and edited by: Wesley Everman, Joy Landis

  • Managing (and Avoiding!) Blueberry Diseases (Presentation - pdf format)
    Anne DeMarsay, The Fruit Doctor TM, Former Specialist in Plant Pathology, University of Maryland Extension.  
  • Michigan Blueberry Facts (Website)
    Michigan Blueberry Facts web site aims to provide information on all aspects of blueberry production, health management. Information geared toward the Mid-West, much of it will also apply to other blueberry growing regions. Michigan State University.

  • MSU Extension Blueberries (Website)
    Topics on the website consists horticulture, pest management, and other resources. Developed by The MSU Blueberry Team which is composed of MSU faculty, MSU Extension Educators, and blueberry growers.

  • Newsletters/Publications (Website)
    A list of newsletters and publications on the Viticulture and Small Fruit page.

  • Organizations/Other Links (Website)
    A list of organizations on the Viticulture and Small Fruit page.

  • Pesticide Safety Information & Education (Website)
    Pesticide safety information & educational resources listed on the Viticulture and Small Fruit page.

  • Plant & Pest Advisory (Website) 
    The Plant & Pest Advisory provides seasonal updates to NJ commercial growers. Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

  • Ready To Take Root-Getting Started with Small Fruit & Hops
    The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) and the University of Maryland Extension (UME) partnered in 2018 and 2019 to offer a series of workshops on everything you need to know to grow, sell and market small fruits and hops in the Southern Maryland region and throughout the state of Maryland. The workshop series and resource portal was made possible in part by a Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund Grant (RMPIF) and the the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Resources for Commercial Berry Growers (Website)
    Web page contains a list of resources for the Commercial Berry Grower. Cornell University

  • Soil, Plant Tissue, Nematology & Grapevine Assay Testing (Website)
    Resources and information about soil, plant tissue, nematology & grapevine assay testing on the Viticulture and Small Fruit page.

  • Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring and Management (Fact Sheet 1023)
    By Kelly Hamby, Bryan Butler, Kathleen Demchak, and Neelendra Joshi, University of Maryland Extension and the University of Maryland Department of Entomology. Published November 2015

  • Spotted Wing Drosophila
    Penn State Extension Pest Alert, Authors: K. Demchak, D. Biddinger and A. Surcică; Pictures: A. Surcică;Reviewers: B. Butler, E. Rajotte, S. Spichiger, L. Donovall, and K. Bernhard;Horticulture Program November 2011

    Part 1: Overview and Identification

    Part 2: Natural History

    Part 3: Monitoring
    Part 4: Management
  • Stop BMSB (Website)
    Stop BMSB Web Site is bringing its latest findings to growers in North America. A group of 50 researchers from 10 institutions across the United States are solving the mysteries of this pest that damages a huge range of fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops. You will find a photo identification guide and recommendations for how to control it. Collaborators: USDA/NIFA - Specialty Crop Research Initiative, USDA -Ag Research Services, Rutgers, Penn State, Virginia Tech, University of Delaware, University of Maryland, Northeastern IPM Center, Washington State University, Cornell University, Organ State University, and North Carolina State University.

  • The Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables, and Florist and Nursery Stocks (Handbook # 66, Revised Feb. 2016)
    Edited by Kenneth C. Gross, Chien Yi Wang, and Mikal Saltveit. Gross and Wang are formerly with the Food Quality Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD. They are now retired. Saltveit is with the Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA.

    Agriculture Handbook 66 (AH-66) represents a complete revision and major expansion of the 1986 edition. It has been reorganized and now includes 17 Chapters and 138 Commodity Summaries written by nearly a hundred experts in plant science and postharvest technology. This version, like the previous editions of AH- 66 in 1954, 1968, 1977, and 1986, presents summaries of current storage requirements of fresh fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, and other horticultural crops. However, this highly expanded version also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, precooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates, physiological disorders, postharvest pathology, quarantine issues, and suitability as fresh-cut product. A large number of fruits and vegetables were added, as well as sections on food safety, nutritional quality, texture, and fresh-cut produce. The purpose of storing plant material is to lengthen the time it can be consumed or utilized. In doing so, it is critical to provide an environment that minimizes deterioration, maintains microbial safety, and retains other quality attributes. AH-66 provides guidelines and other important information for storing and handling horticultural commodities to accomplish this.

  • The Mid-Atlantic Berry Guide for Commercial Growers 2013-2014 (pdf format)
    Provides general information on pre-plant considerations, soil management and nutrition, pest management, and specific information for planting strawberries, blueberries, brambles, gooseberries, and currents. Additional sources of information included. Avaliable in pdf format or you can order from Penn State University, College of Agricultural Science Publications - List price $25.00. Produced by Penn State University in cooperation with Rutgers University, The University of Delaware, The University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University.

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