Blueberries

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The gross weight of Georgia’s 2014 blueberry crop was 96 million pounds, but last year the crop’s production was hit with bad weather. Georgia blueberry farmers lost more than $340 million in crops due to the terrible climate.

We checked in with Albert Wildes, chairman of the Georgia Blueberry Commodity Commision, to learn the status of Georgia's blueberry industry this year. 

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Last week’s cold snap means bad news for fruit farmers in northern Georgia. The peach and blueberry industry will potentially lose millions of dollars to the late freeze. Some researchers at the University of Georgia have developed an equation which they say will help combat that loss.

Joining us is one of those researchers--Pam Knox, an Agricultural Climatologist at the University of Georgia. Also joining us by phone is Joe Cornelius, Chair of the Georgia Blueberry Commission.