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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Blackberry, Strawberry Close Relatives — FGNtv

Tom Davis, professor of plant biology at the University of New Hampshire, discusses the genetic similarities between the blackberry and the strawbe... watch »

MSU publishes Michigan regional fruit reports

Here are Michigan's regional fruit reports for April 7, courtesy of Michigan State University Extension.West MichiganWeather. A bit similar to 2014, s... more »

Talkin’ Shop: Climate change

Fruit Growers News recently asked its readers: How are you adapting to the changing climate? Some of the responses appeared on Page 47 of the April is... more »

Winter damage likely to Pennsylvania berries

The question that seems to be on every berry grower’s mind is how much winter injury occurred this winter. This, of course, depends on the crop.... more »

NARBA awards Iowa couple

During its annual meeting in February, the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) awarded Dean and Judy Henry of Nevada, Iowa, ... more »

New black raspberry available

Ohio’s Treasure, a new black raspberry available exclusively from Hartmann’s Plant Co., can be used by home gardeners, u-pick growers and ... more »

Raspberry council seeking nominees

USDA is seeking nominations for the National Processed Raspberry Council.The council is composed of 13 members and 13 alternates, which consists of si... more »

RosBREED renewed for another five years

A national team of scientists working on genomics, genetics and breeding of rosaceous crops has been awarded funds for the first year of a $10 million... more »

Hard cider: New industry faces shortage of trees, labor

Despite being a very old practice, the making of hard cider is virtually a new industry in the United States. The recent growth in sales has been &ldq... more »

Non-citrus fruit production, value up in 2013

In 2013, utilized production of the leading U.S. non-citrus fruit crops totaled 19.2 million tons, up 9 percent from 2012. The value of 2013’s u... more »


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