Raspberries & Blackberries

Researchers hope to extend Northeast’s berry growing season

June marks the start of what many here in the Northeast believe is the sweetest part of summer — berry season. It's a time ripe with strawberry festivals, pick-your-own-berries and local farmers' markets. For berry... more »

Naturipe celebrates 100th anniversary

Naturipe Farms celebrated its one hundred year anniversary with the growers and staff of one of the company’s partner-owners, Naturipe Berry Growers (NBG), on Friday, May 5. The festivities were held at the Naturipe headquarters... more »

Berries thrive in high tunnels, but beware of pests

A University of Arkansas study has found that using high tunnels in berry production can increase yields, extend the harvest season and improve fruit quality compared to field production. However, care must be taken to... more »

Washington state raspberry growers feel the pinch

The Washington Red Raspberry Commission has responded to several growers’ concerns over disruption in the raspberry markets from imported raspberries. "There is concern that raspberries may be coming into the U.S. at prices that are below... more »

Researchers work to boost Michigan raspberry production

Though Michigan is a national leader in fruit production, some crops, such as raspberries, account for a relatively small percentage of the larger industry. The National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates that approximately 590 acres of... more »

Matrix SG supplemental label approved for blueberry, caneberry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a Section 3 Supplemental Label for use of the herbicide Matrix SG 25 percent WDG (rimsulfuron) for use on blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. This label had been... more »

Chateau Herbicide SW receives label expansion

Valent U.S.A. has received a federally approved label expansion for Chateau Herbicide SW to include citrus and caneberries. The registration is a new key use for Chateau in bearing citrus fruit. Chateau is a broad spectrum... more »

Attracticidal sphere lures spotted wing drosophila to their demise

It looks like a fruit, but it’s definitely not as healthy. According to Entomology Today, it’s the attracticidal sphere, and a new study shows it to be a promising tool for managing the invasive fruit... more »

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