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“Despite Irma and other problems, Florida blueberries good to go”

The Packer reported this week that while Florida blueberries have taken a hit this year from Hurricane Irma and recent frosts, they are still looking good for this year’s season, with plenty of berries available for harvest. Over 95 percent of growers reported some damage from weather this year, according to a survey of producers. You can read the article here.

Leonard Park, the general manager of Frogmore Fresh Farm, stands next to a row of blueberry plants damaged during Hurricane Irma. Park estimates more than 100,000 plants were damaged. [Photo by Allison Graves]