Raspberries & Blackberries

Naturipe continues summer production of berries

Naturipe, a farmer-owned producer and marketer of berries and value-added products, continues its inaugural “Summer of Snacking” campaign, as fresh raspberries and blackberries enter their late-summer peak season. "Consumers and their families can still enjoy... more »

Michigan Farm Bureau seeks release of insect to control spotted wing drosophila

Michigan Farm Bureau is calling on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to give fruit growers a new tool to fight spotted-wing drosophila. APHIS is considering granting permits for the release ofG. brasiliensis, a type... more »

OSU Berry Initiative, funded by Oregon legislature, gets a new leader

Erica Chernoh, Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturist, is the new leader of the OSU Berry Initiative at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora. Chernoh, an assistant professor of practice in Lane... more »

Anya Osatuke named Cornell CCE’s Western NY Berry Extension specialist

Growers in western New York will be seeing a new face around the Cornell Cooperative Extension offices. Anya Osatuke has joined the team as western New York berry Extension specialist. Osatuke grew up in Ohio... more »

Berry production workshops planned in New York state

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 4-6 p.m.., The Berry Patch in Stephentown, New York, and Abers Acres in Kennedy, New York, will host concurrent Berry Production Workshops, in collaboration with Cornell University. Designed for the... more »

New business will help build a premium, sustainable fresh produce sector

T&G Global announced Aug. 9 the launch of VentureFruit, a global genetics and variety management business. Built off T&G’s deep experience in creating value from new fruit varieties, VentureFruit will bring new and superior fruit... more »

Berry company Driscoll’s installs solar at Santa Maria cooling facility

Driscoll’s has installed 3,384 solar panels on its 155,000 square-foot cooling facility in Santa Maria, California, which is estimated to generate 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power annually. In addition to solar power, Driscoll’s has installed... more »

SWD: A 2021 update for Pennsylvania berry growers

This is the time of year when spotted wing drosophila populations can rapidly increase in Pennsylvania, making efforts to control this pest a necessity for most berry crop growers. Updated info can be found through The... more »

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