USHBC and its growers have a strong commitment to sustainability and managing Blueberry fields in the most environmentally responsible manner.
Many of our growers live and work on their farms, making sustainability and environmental stewardship a way of life. Ways they put Sustainability in Action include water saving irrigation practices, integrated pest management practices, energy conservation, and other conservation efforts. There are many issues facing Blueberry production today, from invasive pests to stubborn soil diseases-and many opportunities to expand our production, improve fruit quality, and identify specific health benefits of our Blueberries.
Research plays a vital role in developing solutions, supporting sustainability of Blueberry farms across North America, and bringing our healthful berries to consumers.