Raspberries & Blackberries

New research may help revive New York’s fall berry industry

The farm is experiencing one of its best seasons to date, thanks to better management of fall infestations of spotted wing drosophila (SWD), part of a research collaboration with Greg Loeb, professor of entomology at Cornell AgriTech,... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Bumblebees contribute to high-quality blackberries

Why use bumblebees in blackberry cultivation? Particularly in humid conditions, these diligent pollinators are very welcome. The reason being that excess pollen can be a breeding place for fungi in wet periods. By collecting all... more »

2020 Caneberry Pricing Survey Report released

The North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association, in collaboration with North Carolina State University and the University of Arkansas, conducted its biennial pricing survey. Daniel Tregeagle of the NC State Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics led... more »

Trellis SC herbicide label expanded to include caneberries

Corteva Agriscience has issued a supplemental label for Trellis SC (isoxaben) herbicide use in newly planted and bearing caneberries.  Trellis already has approved uses for weed control in blueberry, grape, and a few other fruit... more »

Top-performing Arkansas blackberry receives Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award

Ouachita blackberry, a 2003 thornless variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, received the Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award from the Fruit Breeding Professional Interest Group of the American Society of Horticultural Science. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

Spinout signs agreement with Bosch to further development of harvesting robots

Fieldwork Robotics, a University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) spinout company, has signed an agreement with international electronics giant Robert Bosch Ltd to speed development of its robot crop-harvesting technology. The collaboration will see engineers from... more »

New Ponca blackberry variety gets good early response

The new Ponca blackberry variety released over the winter is catching the attention of  growers and the market, according to its breeder, John R. Clark, a distinguished professor of horticulture at the University of Arkansas.... more »


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