Blueberry growers should change their farms (International Blueberry Conference recap)
The 11th International Blueberry Conference has already gone down in history. The two-day event gathered over 500 participants not only from Poland but also from numerous European countries. There were visitors from Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Croatia, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Georgia and even distant Jordan. Many various topics were discussed during the conference. It seems that changes are needed on the blueberry market – on plantations, in production, in trade and marketing.Read more
Changes in the blueberry market in Europe. 7 steps to better production!
Many growers are anxious about the future of the blueberry business and the profitability of running their plantations. This results from a drastic increase in production costs, but also of growing competition on the international blueberry market in Europe. Can we talk openly about the fact that blueberry production in Europe is at risk? Not necessarily, but … The Blue Revolution is needed to strengthen the blueberry market.Read more
International Blueberry Conference 2023 – Program
This is an event for all blueberry growers. A large amount of knowledge about blueberries, 15 lectures, presentations by growers and scientists. Be with us on March 9th and 10th.Read more
Strategies for Success for Blueberry Growers in Poland
All over the world, people are eating more blueberries than ever, with new consumers enjoying the fruit for the first time every year. Research and positive media coverage of the health benefits of blueberries have bolstered demand. World production of blueberries has reached roughly 1 million metric tons in 2020, according to the International Blueberry Organization, with approximately two thirds of the production for fresh and one third for processed/frozen purposes. While roughly double the global production of 2012, global blueberry volume is still roughly 10% of global strawberry volume, […]Read more
Working on better blueberry varieties
On July 27, a Field & Forum meeting was held at the Dutch headquarters of Fall Creek. Over 80 delegates and clients of the nursery from the Netherlands, Turkey, Poland, Georgia, Great Britain, Italy and other countries participated in it. It was an opportunity to learn about new trends on the blueberry variety market, as well as cultivation solutions.Read more
The world’s largest Blueberry Conference – the bar is set high!
The largest International Blueberry Conference is held in Poland. Yes it’s true! We checked other events of this type. Even up to 900 participants from all over the world attended blueberry conferences in Poland. It was here that the information that had a great impact on the development of blueberry cultivation in Europe, the shaping of the market and the rapid implementation of new technologies in plantations was published. Thanks to the online formula launched in 2021, the International Blueberry Conference turned out to be a window to the whole […]Read more
Mechanical harvesting of blueberries profitable for growers
Today, more than ever, blueberries produced in the United States are being machine-harvested for fresh market. Compared to the hand harvested blueberries, those blueberries harvested mechanically have more internal bruise damage and shorter shelf life.Read more
X International Blueberry Conference – offline & online
The next, 10th edition of the International Blueberry Conference is just ahead of us. After a year-long break related to the pandemic and the organization of online-only conference, we want to return to the traditional stationary form. The conference will be held on March 1 and 2 at the Mazurkas Hotel in Ozarow Mazowiecki (Poland). It will have a hybrid formula, so it is also possible to listen and watch all the lectures on-line.Read more
International Highbush Blueberry Conference online – how to get the most out of it?
In just a few days, the International Highbush Blueberry Conference will be held online. This formula has some limitations, but also creates a lot of new possibilities. Participation in this event will provide, above all, the opportunity to gain the latest knowledge about blueberry cultivation, listen to interesting lectures, ask questions to the speakers as well as learn about the exhibitors’ offers.Read more
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.Read more