Raspberries & Blackberries
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 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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Some new herbicides, or in some cases, new formulations, have become available for use in berry crops in the last few years. Here is a summary of thes... more »
A recent study by the Washington State Department of Agriculture estimates farm losses from the 2015 drought to be in the millions. While all the numb... more »
Broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) has been a pest of tropical, subtropical and greenhouse crops for over a century, and has been problematic for ... more »
North Carolina State University (NCSU) has won a $6.7 million grant from USDA to undertake research and grower education efforts aimed at better manag... more »
Spotted wing drosophila is present just about anywhere we look these days —even in berry fields where fruit is no longer present.
At th... more »
John R. Clark, professor of horticulture at the University of Arkansas, created a video to announce the university's new blackberry, Prime-Ark Travele... more »
The 2016 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held in Colonial Williamsburg on March 2-4.
An opening reception will be held o... more »
The SWD monitoring network Counties are all positive for SWD as of last week, Aug. 28. A lot of SWD are being caught in traps in research sites now wi... more »
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist developed a specialized trellis system to help blackberry growers boost profits.
Agricultural R... more »
This is the seventh weekly report of the Michigan State University Extension spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) monitoring network. Traps in the network ar... more »