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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Consumers in the East want local berries

The buy-local movement is still boosting berry sales, especially for growers in the East. And despite all the growth in farm market, farmers’ ma... more »

SWD guidelines for management and control in berry production

The 2012 fruit growing season is nearing conclusion almost a month ahead of previous years due to unusual climatic conditions that prevailed for most ... more »

Minnesota ag report shows profitability of specialty crops

he Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a new report detailing the financial performance of nine types of specialty crops in Minnesota.T... 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 “hea... more »

Virginia farm relies on ‘huge’ CSA program

If you’re going to run a CSA, it helps to do it in the richest county in the country. The Community Supported Agriculture program is the “... more »

Grants help farms expand value-added products

USDA recently awarded $40.2 million in value-added producer grants to 298 recipients in 44 states and Puerto Rico. According to USDA, the grant progra... more »

Maryland farm owned by same family since 1902

There are several things Nathan Milburn credits for the continued success of Milburn Orchards, the family farm that has been in Elkton, Md., since 190... more »

Blackberry crops have expanded worldwide

Blackberries are native across much of Eurasia and North America. This presence, combined with their tendency to colonize disturbed areas, has made th... more »

Narba awards Clark

At its annual meeting in January, the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) presented John R. Clark, University of Arkansas pr... more »

NARBA awards blackberry breeder

At its annual meeting in January, the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) presented John R. Clark, University of Arkansas pr... more »


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