Pollination of Blueberry Crops in Pennsylvania

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2019: $29,990.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2022
Grant Recipient: The Pennsylvania State University
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe
Penn State University
This fact sheet describes general information about pollination biology of blueberries, lists the diversity of pollinators found in blueberry crops in Pennsylvania, and the implications of poor pollination for blueberry production. The fact sheet ends with recommendations for growers to enhance wild bee pollinators in blueberry crops.
Fact Sheet
Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Penn State University
Shelby Fleischer, Penn State University
Kathy Demchak, Penn State Extension
Sydney Bird, Penn State University
Isabella Petitta, Penn State University
Nash Turley, Penn State University
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.