Raspberries & Blackberries

Virginia Berry School scheduled for March 12-13 in Petersburg

The Virginia Berry School on March 12-13 at Virginia State University's Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Petersburg, Virginia. The two-day school will provide experienced and beginning Virginia berry growers with the latest research and information about starting... more »

Virginia is deemed ‘ripe’ for berry growing; conference scheduled

Virginia is not just for lovers, but for berry growers, too, according Dr. Reza Rafie, Virginia State University (VSU) Extension specialist in horticulture. That’s because after conducting extensive research of berry production across central and southside... more »

Agencies continue investigation of hepatitis A link in blackberries

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,... more »

New grower shares struggles, successes in starting new farm

Young growers’ enthusiasm and energy for the job were shared in January at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Dan and Jessica Perdue discussed their first years of efforts in starting... more »

Raspberry, blackberry conference names presenters for March event

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference, March 3-6, 2020 in St. Louis in St. Louis is now just a month away! A nationally known and respected group of presenters will be sharing their research,... more »

North American berry producers seek 100% recycle-ready packaging by 2025

In another step to further reduce the produce industry’s environmental impact, major North American fresh berry producers announced their commitment to use 100% recycle-ready packaging by 2025. The California Strawberry Commission, the North American Blueberry... more »

Sweet Karoline blackberries make market debut

A new year begins with a new variety for berry growers at Alpine Fresh Inc. and Berry Fresh, LLC. Their Sweet Karoline blackberries are making their market debut after seven years of research, development and... more »

Tim Nourse presented NASGA’s ‘Service with Impact Award’

At the North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual Meeting & Conference this week in San Antonio, Texas, Tim Nourse was presented the 2020 Annual “Service with Impact Award” by board member Kevin Edberg. The North... more »


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