Raspberries & Blackberries

Arkansas fruit breeder’s progeny grown throughout the world

As University of Arkansas (UA) fruit breeder John Clark prepares to leave the program he’s helmed since 1997, his accomplishments are seen in the varieties growing throughout the world. Over nearly 60 years, the UA... more »

Fruit society honors Arkansas fruit breeder John Clark

Arkansas blackberry and fruit breeder John Clark has been honored for his breeding efforts. The American Pomological Society (APS) awarded Clark, distinguished professor of horticulture with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, the... more »

80 Acres Farms expands production beyond Ohio

80 Acres Farms, a vertical farming company, announced on June 14 the construction of farms in Boone County, Kentucky, and Covington, Georgia, to meet growing consumer demand for local, fresh, pesticide-free food. 80 Acres Farms... more »

First UF blackberry day shows challenges, opportunities

At Florida’s inaugural blackberry field day, growers discussed challenges of the crop, which is experiencing increasing consumer demand. During the May 25 event at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS)... more »

Berries dominate as favorite Memorial Day fruits

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and in addition to honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, many Americans gather with family and friends and celebrate with food.... more »

Orange rust arrives in the Southeast US

Orange rust has arrived with a vengeance this year and unfortunately symptoms are not always as obvious as on the wild blackberry pictured above. For those not as familiar with the disease, orange rust is... more »

Naturipe Farms forecasts bountiful 2022 Georgia blackberry crop

Naturipe’s blackberry growing season in Georgia is set to start mid-May and will last through early July with high-quality, delicious berries. Peak volumes are expected through the month of June. This season, Naturipe Farms will... more »

Orchard tour part of inaugural Florida blackberry-growing conference

Several years ago, growers asked University of Florida scientists to help them produce blackberries as part of an effort to test whether so-called “alternative” crops could grow in the Sunshine State. For alternative crops, think... more »

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Grower innovations displayed in IFTA Summer Tour

Mark Longstroth, a ‘wealth of knowledge’ for Michigan blueberries, honored

Arkansas fruit breeder’s progeny grown throughout the world

Tech helps growers produce better blueberries

Tiny wasps could add to anti-SWD pest defense plans

Pest, disease controls keep Michigan blueberry growers busy

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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