Raspberries & Blackberries

June boom anticipated for Southeast blackberries

A robust blackberry season in the Southeast is anticipated by year-round berry supplier Wish Farms. Wish Farms, based in Plant City, Florida, is a year-round supplier of strawberries,... more »

Driscoll’s worker health and safety program recognized

Berry industry heavyweight Driscoll’s had its worker health and safety program recognized at an international event. Driscoll’s was awarded the best Health and Safety Labor Program globally at the 2019 Sedex Awards, held in London,... more »

Blackberries’ use separates fruiting, vegetative walls

The old standard two-wire trellis has been replaced on most commercial blackberry farms in Kentucky by newer systems. One of the latest is the swing arm trellis at Eckert’s Boyd Orchard at Versailles, Kentucky. The... more »

UC Davis reviews primocane-bearing blackberries’ costs

The first-ever cost study of primocane-bearing blackberries in California has been published by the University of California's (UC) Agricultural Issues Center and UC Cooperative Extension. With primocane-bearing, growers can extend the blackberry production season. "What... more »

Virginia Is deemed ‘ripe’ for berry growing

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 »

New pesticide ready for use against SWD in caneberries

Exirel Insecticide (FMC Corporation) has recently received an expanded federal label which includes use in caneberries against spotted wing drosophila (SWD). While we are still waiting on the state label for Exirel in caneberries in North Carolina,... more »

Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association winter meeting Feb. 16

The first Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association Winter Conference is scheduled for Feb. 16 at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s State Cooperative Extension Office. The meeting inaugurates the association for commercial blackberry growers,... more »

NA Raspberry & Blackberry Association honors Gina Fernandez

At its annual meeting jan. 10 at the 2019 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference, held in Savannah, Georgia, the North American Raspberry Association (NARBA) gave its 2019 Distinguished Service Award to Gina Fernandez, Small... more »


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