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Title: Establishment and Maintenance of Blueberries

Author
item BRASWELL, JOHN - Mississippi State Extension Service
item Stringer, Stephen
item Sampson, Blair
item INGRAHM, DAVID - Mississippi State Extension Service

Submitted to: Extension Publications
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2009
Publication Date: 9/1/2009
Citation: Braswell, J., Stringer, S.J., Sampson, B.J., Ingrahm, D. 2009. Establishment and Maintenance of Blueberries. Extension Publications pgs 1-20.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Blueberries are the most valuable small fruit crop grown in the Southeastern U.S., and are not only popular among commercial producers, but also among hobbyists. Blueberry plantings are relatively expensive to establish and successful production requires an understanding of several key factors. Careful consideration must be given to site selection, cultivar selection, pest control, water availability and quality, and harvesting, handling and marketing. This production guide discusses recommendations on these factors for Mississippi and the Gulf-Coast region of the U.S.