Raspberries & Blackberries

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 »

California Giant Berry Farms commits to sustainability

With ever-changing industry trends, food forecasting and technology advancements, there is a topic... more »

J. Miles Reiter once again is CEO of Driscoll’s

J. Miles Reiter has reassumed the position of chief executive officer for Driscoll’s, the market leader of fresh berries, as part of planned leadership restructuring announced on Friday. ... more »

California Giant expands raspberry program

California Giant Berry Farms has significantly expanded its raspberry program in Mexico in the last year, providing year-round availability of the raspberries while strengthening its four-berry program for strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. [caption id="attachment_19189"... more »

Washington Red Raspberry Commission supports WSU

Washington State University is celebrating Washington’s red raspberry growers and processors, represented by the Washington Red Raspberry Commission, for their investment of $1.5 million dollars to create the Endowed Chair in Raspberry Industry Development. Approximately... more »

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