Other Bush Care

What else is involved with working on a blueberry farm?

Practices used in maintaining blueberry bush health include:

  • Mulching – Blueberries have a shallow root system. Plants must be mulched with a 3 to 4 inch deep layer of organic mulch.
  • Irrigation – Plants must be supplied with a uniform and adequate water supply from blossom time through harvest.
  • Fertilization – Applied 3 to 4 weeks after planting in a circle 15 to 18 inches from the plant.
  • Weed Management – Weeds must be controlled around blueberry plants to ensure the best growth of the plants.

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