Michigan Blueberry Commission Research Priorities (2018)

Research is MBC’s paramount investment, and we aim to support Michigan State University’s top tier staff, educators, scientists in the fruit industry through industry sourced funding, and grant opportunities to provide solutions to our top priorities.

Blueberry Research In Laboratory

  • Pest biology and control management programs for invasive and problematic pests such as Blueberry Stem Gall Wasp and Spotted Wing Drosophila
  • Pesticide resistance management
    • SWD Insecticides
    • Fungicides
  • Better understanding of impact of pesticide inerts and adjuvants on efficacy and fruit quality
  • Enhancing Michigan blueberry yields
    • Best Practices for removing and replanting of low performing fields
    • Methods to increase and maintain higher yields
  • Methods to increase pollination in blueberry
  • Better understanding of Phomopsis control
  • Development and validation of disease prediction models

Adopted: June 29th, 2017

Revised:

  • Items item 2 previously 3rd
  • Item 3 previously item7
  • Items 1 and 3 amended/revised