Raspberries & Blackberries

Blackberries in Arkansas focus of June 9 tour

The June 9 Summer Blackberry Tour at the Fruit Research Station near Clarksville, Arkansas, will provide growers with insights into trellis techniques, mechanized harvesting and breeding efforts for a fruit that's growing in popularity among... more »

Texas growers expect bumper peach, blackberry crops

Texas peach and blackberry producers are reporting above-average fruit sets, good growing conditions and very few issues as they near harvests, and are expecting high demand, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein,... more »

Arkansas peaches, muscadines hardest hit in 2021’s second historic freeze event

In the overnight hours of April 20, temperatures fell into the 20s across about half the state, triggering the second historic freeze event in 2021. While many horticulture producers were able to prepare by covering... more »

Biological control for two-spotted spider mite in raspberry examined

Scott Raffle with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board in the United Kingdom AHDB  examines whether biological control methods for two-spotted spider mite can be compatible with control options for spotted wing drosophila in raspberry... more »

Results of a national stakeholder survey of the US blackberry industry

A national survey of growers and related industry professionals was recently conducted to assess the current status and needs for research and Extension in the U.S. blackberry industry. The survey was launched with the goal... more »

Eric Hanson Receives NARBA 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Retired Michigan State University professor and Extension specialist Eric Hanson was recently presented the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association's Distinguished Service Award. This award was presented during the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association’s... more »

Blueberry, caneberry production in vertical farms aided by AeroFarms, Hortifruit deal

AeroFarms, a certified B Corporation and leader in vertical farming, and Hortifrut S.A., a certified B Corporation in Chile and a global business platform leader in berries marketing, distribution and production, announced March 30 a... more »

New headquarters brings ribbon-cutting for Wish Farms

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, recently cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in Plant City, Florida. The ceremony commemorated the official move in to Wish Farms’... more »

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