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How do you get your blueberries pollinated?

Volume 10 Issue 6


Lisa DeVetter1, Maxime1, and Andony Melathopoulos2

1Washington State University and 2Oregon State University


As part of a USDA-funded project to improve blueberry pollination, a research team across the US is trying to get a better understanding of how blueberry growers get their fields pollinated. We are hoping to better understand the current practices being used in farms in terms of stocking rates, types of bees used, etc. We are also exploring the economics of pollination across the US.

In addition to the fieldwork being conducted at blueberry farms in MI, OR, WA, and FL, we want to learn about pollination practices from blueberry farms across the US. Whether you have 1 acre or 1000 acres, are a U-pick or large scale commercial farmer, please fill out the short survey linked here: This survey is based at Washington State University because they are conducting the survey for the whole team, but it has been designed to work across the US.

If you complete the survey, please provide your name and email address to be entered in a raffle for one of twelve $50 gift certificates. We will announce the winners at the end of the year once the survey is completed.