Raspberries & Blackberries

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

“They thought they would do better if they had their own breeding program that focused on what the consumer wants, and not just what on the farmer wants.”

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, ... more

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Researchers travel Down Under to collect raspberry and peach seeds

University of Georgia horticulturists Rachel Itle and Dario Chavez recently spent a busy two weeks in Australia collecting seeds from wild raspberries... more »

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

Build a better mousetrap, the old saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door. Research and development aren’t always common investm... more »

Behind-the-scenes look at Driscoll’s blackberry development

Driscoll’s on April 9 published ‘Pursuit of Flavor,’ a series of web videos exploring its work in berry breeding research. The video launch i... more »

Blossom Protect, Botector get EPA OK to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the ... more »

Assessment of berry consumption in U.S. released

Researchers at the Center for Nutrition Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology recently published an assessment of berry consumption on asso... more »

Mildew Control product touts all-natural treatment

Palm Beach, Florida-based Vegalab has introduced its reformulated Mildew Control product. Mildew Control is a natural geraniol based pesticide that us... more »

MSU seeks input on impact of SWD on small fruit

Michigan State University's (MSU) Extension Small Fruit Team is seeking input regarding the impact of spotted wing drosophila on the 2017 Michigan ber... more »

North American raspberry, blackberry group to meet

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held Feb. 21-24 in Ventura, California – a prime vacation destination and a major b... more »

Driscoll’s calls #BerryTogether campaign an emotional success

Berry giant Driscoll’s is calling its national #BerryTogether campaign a success in creating a more emotional connection with consumers. The prog... more »

Columbia Star blackberry ready from Oregon State University

United kingdom-based berry and asparagus specialist, Global Plant Genetics, is launching the new blackberry variety Columbia Star. Bred at Oregon Stat... more »


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