Raspberries & Blackberries

Walmart, Agritask partner to enhance cherry crop sourcing

Walmart has entered a partnership with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence company, to pilot a technology solution aimed at improving produce-sourcing decisions for seasonal fruits such as cherries and blackberries. This initiative, in collaboration with... more »

University of Arkansas hosts blackberry field tour June 12

On June 12, 2024, the University of Arkansas will host a blackberry field tour from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fruit Research Station, located in Clarksville, Arkansas. The event will address blackberry taste test,... more »

Berries lead fresh organic produce sales

Berries are now the king of fresh organic produce sales. According to the latest sales data, berries top 2023 organic fresh produce sales. For the second year in a row, organic berries, which include strawberries,... more »

Naturipe Farms highlights sustainability on Earth Day

Berry grower Naturipe Farms is celebrating a legacy of leadership in sustainability on Earth Day, April 22. As of 2024, 28% of Naturipe Farms products are packed and/or cooled using renewable energy. This shift —... more »

ProBlad Verde fungicide approval expands in California

The California Department of Pest Registration has approved the use of Sym-Agro's ProBlad Verde fungicide on blueberries and caneberries to manage disease.   This label expansion increases the range of California commercial crops including grapes,... more »

Fast Company names Driscoll’s to list of innovators

Berry company Driscoll’s has been named to Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024. This year’s list spotlights businesses that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations. Alongside the World's... more »

Naturipe Farms names VP of marketing

Naturipe Farms has hired Ashley Finster as vice president of marketing. Finster is a marketing professional with nearly three decades of management experience, including consulting, and senior marketing roles at various consumer packaged goods and... more »

Raspberry root rot, wilt threaten fruit in wet regions

Raspberry root rot and wilt (RRW) in British Columbia, Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest is a common problem faced by growers, with the vigor of plants declining and leading to fruit losses and the... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network


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