Raspberries & Blackberries

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, five-year grant from USDA is driving the... more

Cornell breeder releases two new raspberries

Cornell University recently released two new raspberry varieties, Crimson Night and Double Gold. Crimson Night was selected in 2003 for its “heavy crop lo... more

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Wish Farms establishes year-round blackberry program

Wish Farms is expanding its berry program this season by offering a year-round blackberry program. Wish Farms now offers conventional and organic vari... more »

ARS develops two new berries

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) geneticist Chad Finn and his colleagues at the Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon, developed t... more »

Ontario berry grower assocations consider merger

Ontario’s two berry grower organizations are proposing a merger to create one new organization. Ontario Berry Growers’ Association (OBGA) and the ... more »

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... more »

NABG Foundation funds 2016 projects

The North American Bramble Growers Foundation has selected seven projects for 2016 funding. [caption id="attachment_10527" align="alignright" width... more »

Andean blackberry, raspberry can be imported from Ecuador

USDA APHIS is amending the “Fruit and Vegetables” regulations to allow the importation of fresh Andean blackberry (Rubus glaucus Benth) and raspbe... more »

New(er) berry crop herbicides

Some new herbicides, or in some cases, new formulations, have become available for use in berry crops in the last few years. Here is a summary of thes... more »

Study: Drought costs Washington state agriculture $335 million

A recent study by the Washington State Department of Agriculture estimates farm losses from the 2015 drought to be in the millions. While all the numb... more »

Dealing with broad mites on blackberries

Broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) has been a pest of tropical, subtropical and greenhouse crops for over a century, and has been problematic for ... more »

NCSU wins grant to curb SWD

North Carolina State University (NCSU) has won a $6.7 million grant from USDA to undertake research and grower education efforts aimed at better manag... more »


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