Blueberry plantings commenced in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s due in part to the vision and enthusiasm of the late Margaret Tucker and also to the input of the Knox Agricultural Research Station in Victoria and it’s enthusiasts Karel Kroon and Ridley Bell.
A number of small plantings initially occurred and with time together with acceptance of the blueberry fruit by the public larger plantations were developed.
The blueberry industry has continued to grow with plantings in all Eastern and Southern States.
Present plantations vary from large Corporate holdings to small individual plantings.
Summary of the benefits of abga membership
Access to the Association’s Industry Development Officer
Twice yearly Australian Blueberry Growers' Journal
Access to the Association’s Website Member Section
Use of the Australian Blueberry Growers' Association EAN Barcodes
Fruit picking and other online Employment Search Facilities
Registration in the Harvest Trail
Use of the Australian Blueberry Growers' Association Technical Library
Mail outs and growers meetings
Membership available to all growers, wholesale agents and suppliers to the blueberry industry.