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Blueberry MRL Chart - December 2014

As MRL’s change frequently, registration for the MRL database at www.MRLDatabase.com  or   GlobalMRL.com  is encouraged and the site should be checked periodically for updates

 

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Sad News

The blueberry industry has lost an important link to our history.  John W. Nelson passed away at his home in South Haven, Michigan on February 8, 2015 at 87 years of age.  He is survived by his children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

John W. Nelson started working summers for Michigan Blueberry Growers Association (MBGA) when he was just 12-years old.  He was eventually hired as MBGA’s assistant manager when he graduated from the Michigan State College of Agriculture, later becoming MBG’s first director of research in 1955.  He was awarded MBG’s Pioneer Award in 1976, and completed his career at MBG in 1989, after serving and educating hundreds of MBG members, and working closely with the USDA, Michigan State University and the North American Blueberry Council in furthering our blueberry industry.  In appreciation for his years of service, the USDA named the “Nelson” blueberry variety in his honor.

 We extend our condolences to his family.



UPCOMING MEETINGS


NABC and USHBC Meetings
(preliminary schedule)

Orlando, Florida
February 25  - February 27, 2015


Eventbrite - NABC and USHBC Spring Meetings

Please reserve your hotel room directly with the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel no later than Friday, January 23, 2015.  The online link to make your room reservations at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is - http://swandolphin.com/groupres/nabc/

After the cut-off date, no reservations will be accepted at the special group rate of $199 USD per night plus taxes.

 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
1500 EPCOT Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Web-Site:  www.swandolphin.com
Phone:  800-227-1500

Group Name:  North American Blueberry Council

More information and registration forms will be sent out in early December.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary at the Folsom office (916-983-2279) or email – mnezbeth@nabcblues.org.

 

 


 

 This page is brought to you by the North American Blueberry Council (NABC), which is an organization made up of members of the blueberry industry in the USA and Canada along with associate members and individuals involved in our industry. NABC is a voluntary organization and was instrumental in the establishment of the US Highbush Council (USHBC) which is a Federal Research and Promotion order.   NABC was established in 1965 and its members currently represent approximately 70% of the North American cultivated blueberry crop.