Commitment To Sustainability
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.
How We're Growing Your Business
Good Agricultural Practices
Getting GAP certified ensures that your produce meets food safety standards and expands the number of sales opportunities there are for your product.
Prepare For A Crisis
From pest management to soil disease, the Council’s research can help you prepare for issues that could threaten fruit quality.
Support A Healthy Environment
Environmentally friendly farms help to create sustainable farming practices for future farmers and further support the great reputation of this healthy berry.
The USHBC supports the blueberry industry in earning and maintaining market confidence through the Good Agricultural Practices program. Getting your business GAP certified ensures that you’re following the best food safety practices, and can give you access to wholesale opportunities that an un-certified farm wouldn’t have.
Held in March 2018, the Blueberry Technology Symposium in Salt Lake City, UT helped establish some best practices when it came to technology advances. Click on the link below for more information.
Behind the Blue Playbook
Access downloadable and digital resources on the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s offerings, for use in local meetings and presentations.
Access complete international market data, including information on trade agreements and regulations.