Raspberries & Blackberries

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 »

Watch for blackberry damage and disorders in the Northeast

Blackberries are being harvested throughout the Delaware region currently. The blackberry is a composite fruit with many tiny berries (druplets) attached to a receptacle. These druplets are subject to damage during the ripening period. The... more »

Blackberries in Arkansas focus of June 9 tour

The June 9 Summer Blackberry Tour at the Fruit Research Station near Clarksville, Arkansas, will provide growers with insights into trellis techniques, mechanized harvesting and breeding efforts for a fruit that's growing in popularity among... more »

Texas growers expect bumper peach, blackberry crops

Texas peach and blackberry producers are reporting above-average fruit sets, good growing conditions and very few issues as they near harvests, and are expecting high demand, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein,... more »

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