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State’s blueberry farmers fighting weather, insects

by MBJ Staff Published: June 18,2013

Tags: agriculture, blueberry, cold, farm, farmer, farming, fly, freeze, harvest, horticulture, insect, pest, rain, Weather, wet, yield

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Late-spring cold snaps and untimely freezes have delayed harvests and reduced yields for Mississippi’s 2013 blueberry crop. George Traicoff of Hernando runs a family owned and operated you-pick operation in DeSoto County. He started Nesbit Blueberry Plantation with 6,000 plants in 1984, and today his family tends 16,000 plants. “We are running […] [...]

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