Dick Mombell, commercial sales manager with Fall Creek Farms and Nursery, Lowell, Ore., discusses the history and direction of the blueberry industry at the 2013 University of California Blueberry Field Day in Parlier, Calif.
University researchers are studying methods to help commercial blueberry growers improve productivity through the development of new rootstocks and improved harvest methods.
What is a field day without sampling the commodity? Participants tasted different blueberry varieties and voted on the best-flavored fruit.
Manuel Jimenez (pictured) and other university blueberry specialists conduct research trials on various blueberry and blackberry varieties to improve grower productivity and profitability.
Western Farm Press
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