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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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 »

Bramble group requests proposals

The North American Bramble Growers Research Foundation is the research branch of the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association. The 2012 Req... more »

Spotted Wing Drosophila found in six east Michigan counties this fall

Monitoring for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in fruit crops in east Michigan throughout the fall has detected this pest in six additional counties in ... more »


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