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Production - 2-Year Wild Blueberry Production Cycle

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1st year (vegetative)
Mowing and/or burning harvested fields and the emergence of new plants.
Mowing blueberry fields.Mowing a harvested field. Burning blueberry fields.Burning a harvested field. Applying sulfur to control weeds.Applying sulfur to control weeds.
Emergence of new blueberry plants.Emergence of new plants after burn. Emergence of new blueberry plants.First year vegetative growth. Blueberry fields in the Fall.Blueberry field in the Fall.
2nd year (fruit-bearing)
Pollinating, irrigating, monitoring for insects and disease, and harvesting berries.
Snow falling on blueberry plant. Stems covered by snow in winter. Blueberry blossoms.Blueberry bell-shaped blossoms. Truck delivering bee hives.Truck delivering bee hives.
Bee hives in blueberry field.
Bee hives set in field.
HoneybeesHoneybees in hives. A bee pollinating a blueberry blossom.Bee pollinating blueberry blossom.
Irrigating blueberry fields.Irrigating a blueberry field. Big gun irrigation system.Big gun irrigation system. Blueberries appearing.Blueberries ripening in field.
Grasshopper on blueberry.Grasshopper feeding on blueberries and foliage. Monitoring for blueberry thrips.Field trap made of coated sticky material
used to monitor blueberry fruit fly.
Sweeping blueberry fields.A sweep net can be used to effectively
detect all wild blueberry pest insects.
Blueberries are ready to harvest.Blueberries are ready to harvest. Hand raking blueberries.Hand raking blueberries. Using a small harvester to harvest berries.Using a small harvester to harvest berries.
A Wyman harvester used to rake berries.A Bragg harvester used to harvest berries. A box of harvested berries.A box of harvested berries. Berries sent to production plant.Boxes of harvested blueberries for processing.

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