Be sure to tune into this week’s episode of “The Business of Blueberries'' podcast to hear VacCAP team members discuss the project and research.

The Business of Blueberries Podcast


  • Massimo Iorizzo, Ph.D., associate professor in the North Carolina State University Department of Horticultural Science 
  • Jim Hancock, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Michigan State University and recent recipient of the NABC Duke Galletta Award
  • Patricio Munoz, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department in the University of Florida.

Topics covered include: 

  • Overview of the VacCAP Specialty Crop Research Initiative.
  • What VacCAP hopes to accomplish for blueberry breeding.
  • Current status of the initiative. 
  • How researchers are creating the genome of the ideal blueberry. 

You can listen here on the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council website or on major platforms Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher