Raspberries & Blackberries

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

“They thought they would do better if they had their own breeding program that focused on what the consumer wants, and not just what on the farmer wants.”

RosBREED prioritizes disease resistance

The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance. A $10-million, ... more

Raspberry, blackberry pricing survey shows early results

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association  (NARBA) has released a preliminary report on its 2018 Raspberry & Blackberry Pricing ... more »

Driscoll’s reports a digital marketing success

Driscoll’s reports its six-part video series has drawn a large audience resulting in 65 million impressions and more than 1.5 million views. The ... more »

Late winter, dry spring bring bountiful berry season

Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor and small fruit specialist at Cornell University, said a later winter combined with cooler weather in April p... more »

New York state economy boosted by berry industry

Berries are an important part of the New York State agricultural economy, and the state economy as a whole. Currently, berries – primarily strawber... more »

$177.4 million in commodity purchases planned by USDA

Up to $177.4 million in purchases for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process was introduced May 24 by U.S. Department of Agric... more »

Researchers travel Down Under to collect raspberry and peach seeds

University of Georgia horticulturists Rachel Itle and Dario Chavez recently spent a busy two weeks in Australia collecting seeds from wild raspberries... more »

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

Build a better mousetrap, the old saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door. Research and development aren’t always common investm... more »

Behind-the-scenes look at Driscoll’s blackberry development

Driscoll’s on April 9 published ‘Pursuit of Flavor,’ a series of web videos exploring its work in berry breeding research. The video launch i... more »

Blossom Protect, Botector get EPA OK to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the ... more »

Assessment of berry consumption in U.S. released

Researchers at the Center for Nutrition Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology recently published an assessment of berry consumption on asso... more »


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