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New Area Manager for South Africa

Fall Creek® is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Botes as new Area Manager for Southern Africa. With deep knowledge of the local fruit industry and a proven track record in business management, she is set to strengthen Fall Creek®’s position as a leading provider of blueberry plants and grower support in Southern Africa.

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Fall Creek® South Africa | Our Journey

For the past two decades at Fall Creek®, we’ve been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of blueberry genetics, resulting in exceptional varieties that have revolutionised the global industry. Our breeding programme — with a strong emphasis on flavour, yield, disease resistance, and adaptability — consistently delivers results loved by both growers and consumers. In the final chapter of our journey, we proudly showcase our star performer: the Fall Creek® plant.

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Fall Creek® South Africa Receives Approval for a Post-Entry Quarantine Facility

Fall Creek® Farm and Nursery is globally renowned for providing exceptional plants to the blueberry industry. These exceptional plants come from carefully designed proprietary tissue culture-, rooting-, and hardening-off processes. A significant challenge during the quarantine period of imported varieties, is the inefficiency of tissue culture facilities to successfully root- and harden-off plants under optimal conditions.

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South Africa hosted its very first Fall Creek® Connect event.

It was a day filled with knowledge exchange, updates, and networking, where we brought together both current and futureFall Creek® blueberry growers in an intimate gathering. Here are some of the highlights:

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FALL CREEK® SOUTH AFRICA OFF TO STRONG START

Paarl, South Africa – Fall Creek ® South Africa has established good ground for success in just three years of operation, thanks to a three-pronged competitive advantage: it enjoys a wealth of expertise provided by its global parent company, strong relationships within its region, and it is also deeply rooted in South African soil.

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Remembering Dr. Bernadine Strik

Occasionally, a person enters your life and leaves an indelible mark. Rarely does a person leave their mark on an entire industry. Dr. Bernadine Strik was one of these people. We were deeply saddened to learn of Bernadine’s passing. She was a friend to so many of us and has left the entire small fruit industry a rich legacy of research and learning.

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XXIV Seminario Internacional Blueberries Perú 2023

Los esperamos este 08 y 09 de marzo en el XXIV Seminario Internacional Blueberries Perú 2023.

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Amelie Aust Promoted to Executive Chair of Fall Creek® Board of Directors

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc.™, has announced the promotion of Amelie Aust to executive chair of the family-owned blueberry breeding and nursery company’s independent board of directors. She has served as the company’s executive vice chair of the board since 2020, formerly served as co-CEO, and is a second-generation owner. She succeeds Fall Creek® Co-Founder Dave Brazelton, who is now chair emeritus of the 10-member board.

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Field & Forum in Spain

Today we hosted about 30 growers for our annual Field & Forum at our demo field in Spain.

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Check Out The Latest Grower Support Video

At Fall Creek®, we are pleased to share our latest grower support video - a grower’s guide to pruning high chill blueberries presented in Punjabi language (with English subtitles) by Ranjeet Randhawa, Ph.D., one of our US & Canada Grower Support Representatives.

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Check Out Our CoCEOs on Kasey Cronquist’s Business of Blueberries Podcast

Our CoCEOs Oscar Verges and Cort Brazelton had an engaging interview with Kasey Cronquist in the Business of Blueberries podcast.

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Blueberry Bud Update from Fall Creek®‘s Research Farm

Here we show a comparison of each variety’s bud set progression with more weeks of comparison coming throughout the season.

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Fall Creek® will be at the 11th edition of the International Blueberry Conference 2023 in Ożarów Mazowiecki, Poland.

It’s Poland’s most important blueberry conference, providing the most current information about the gardening business of blueberries.

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Knowledgeable About Commercially Growing Blueberries?

Our US & Canada Commercial team is recruiting for a knowledgeable Grower Support Representative based in Oregon serving our Oregon commercial blueberry growers.

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Ricardo Polis, Director Regional y Julio Zavala Gerente Comercial participarán como ponentes el día 08 de marzo.

Este 08 de marzo contaremos con la participación de nuestro director regional Ricardo Polis como expositor del XXIV Seminario Internacional Blueberries Perú 2023.

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