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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Research showing the health benefits of eating small fruit is making for a bright picture for berry production going into the next several decades, sa... more »
A lot has changed for small fruit over the last few decades, but those changes were quite different, depending on the crop. Strawberries The biggest c... more »
This year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educational sessions and special events. There should be s... more »
Record-breaking rains in the East have left many berry growers with unmarketable crops. What had been shaping up to be a decent season for fall raspbe... more »
Fruit growers in the Eastern United States seem to have been spared much of the damage that was feared from Hurricane Irene when it came to land Aug. ... more »
Widespread monitoring in commercial fruit farms across Michigan by Michigan State University research and Extension staff has so far detected spotted ... more »
A single spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) has been trapped in a commercial Michigan fruit crop. This first detection in a crop field for the 2011 growing... more »
Jim Robinette’s passion for his family history is obvious – and why shouldn’t he be proud? Five generations of his family have been ... more »
USDA is conducting a referendum from June 8 to 24, for eligible processed raspberry producers and importers to determine whether a new national Proces... more »
The winner of the annual Great American Haygrove Giveaway was William McCaffery of Spring Rain Farms, East Taunton, Mass. If all goes according to pla... more »