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Surviving Hard Times

Feb 28, 2023

In this episode, we sit down with Zilfina Rubio Ames, an Assistant Professor and Small Fruit Extension Specialist at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. With a focus on blueberries and other small fruits, Zilfina’s primary research goal is to improve berry production systems – specifically their yield and quality.

Zilfina is on a mission to help farmers develop more efficient and sustainable production systems. ​Utilizing her knowledge of plant physiology, nutrient management practices, and cultural practices, Zilfina has made several notable contributions to the improvement of production practices in blueberries and other small fruits…

Tune in now to find out:

  • What goes into efficient blueberry production. 
  • The importance of maintaining the soil PH in crops.
  • The most effective blueberry harvesting methods.
  • How long it takes for a blueberry bush to reach full production.
  • Complementary crops to grow along with blueberries.

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