Raspberries & Blackberries

RosBREED prioritizes disease resistance

The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance. A $10-million, five-year grant from USDA is driving the... more

Cornell breeder releases two new raspberries

Cornell University recently released two new raspberry varieties, Crimson Night and Double Gold. Crimson Night was selected in 2003 for its “heavy crop lo... more

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Researchers testing blackberry trellis for feasibility in Arkansas

Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Fruit Research Station are looking at the potential for an innovative t... more »

Researchers hope to extend Northeast’s berry growing season

June marks the start of what many here in the Northeast believe is the sweetest part of summer — berry season. It's a time ripe with strawberry fest... more »

Naturipe celebrates 100th anniversary

Naturipe Farms celebrated its one hundred year anniversary with the growers and staff of one of the company’s partner-owners, Naturipe Berry Growers... more »

Berries thrive in high tunnels, but beware of pests

A University of Arkansas study has found that using high tunnels in berry production can increase yields, extend the harvest season and improve fruit ... more »

Washington state raspberry growers feel the pinch

The Washington Red Raspberry Commission has responded to several growers’ concerns over disruption in the raspberry markets from imported raspberri... more »

Researchers work to boost Michigan raspberry production

Though Michigan is a national leader in fruit production, some crops, such as raspberries, account for a relatively small percentage of the larger ind... more »

Matrix SG supplemental label approved for blueberry, caneberry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a Section 3 Supplemental Label for use of the herbicide Matrix SG 25 percent WDG (rimsulfu... more »

Chateau Herbicide SW receives label expansion

Valent U.S.A. has received a federally approved label expansion for Chateau Herbicide SW to include citrus and caneberries. The registration is a new... more »

Attracticidal sphere lures spotted wing drosophila to their demise

It looks like a fruit, but it’s definitely not as healthy. According to Entomology Today, it’s the attracticidal sphere, and a new study shows ... more »

2017 fall-fruiting raspberry varieties reviewed

Fall-fruiting or primocane fruiting raspberries produce in late summer and fall on the current year primocanes. They differ from floricane fruiting ty... more »


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