Raspberries & Blackberries

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 »

John Place is promoted to CEO at Nourse Farms Inc.

Nourse Farms Inc. announced Feb. 1 that founder and President Timothy Nourse has transitioned from overall leadership of Nourse Farms to chairman of the board of directors effective Jan. 1, 2022. Nourse is leaving the... more »

Cheyenne Sloan is new blueberry and small fruit educator in Michigan

Cheyenne Sloan is the new blueberry and small fruit educator in southwest Michigan and is housed in the Van Buren County Michigan State University (MSU) Extension office in Paw Paw. Sloan succeeds longtime fruit educator... more »

Save Foods’ treatment reclaimed 80% of fresh raspberries headed for waste

Save Foods, an agri-food tech company specializing in eco crop protection that helps to reduce food waste and ensure food safety, is extending the range of applications of its eco crop protection treatment after successfully... more »

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference going entirely virtual 

Due to the ongoing disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NARBA Executive Council has made the difficult decision to pivot the 2022 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference to an all-virtual conference. The Getting Started with... more »

OK sought for importation of blackberry and raspberry tissue culture plants

The government of Mexico has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis Porter) and Raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) tissue culture plants for planting into the United... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

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