Raspberries & Blackberries

California grower taps talents, resources to find success

“It is so important for the USDA and everyone to connect to Latino farmers.”

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High tunnels bring berries’ success under cover

In many areas of the country, cold winters and humid, variable growing seasons can limit the profitability of raspberries and strawberries, as well as the survival of blackberries.

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New York state economy boosted by berry industry

Berries are an important part of the New York State agricultural economy, and the state economy as a whole. Currently, berries – primarily strawber... more »

$177.4 million in commodity purchases planned by USDA

Up to $177.4 million in purchases for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process was introduced May 24 by U.S. Department of Agric... more »

Researchers travel Down Under to collect raspberry and peach seeds

University of Georgia horticulturists Rachel Itle and Dario Chavez recently spent a busy two weeks in Australia collecting seeds from wild raspberries... more »

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

Build a better mousetrap, the old saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door. Research and development aren’t always common investm... more »

Behind-the-scenes look at Driscoll’s blackberry development

Driscoll’s on April 9 published ‘Pursuit of Flavor,’ a series of web videos exploring its work in berry breeding research. The video launch i... more »

Blossom Protect, Botector get EPA OK to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the ... more »

Assessment of berry consumption in U.S. released

Researchers at the Center for Nutrition Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology recently published an assessment of berry consumption on asso... more »

Mildew Control product touts all-natural treatment

Palm Beach, Florida-based Vegalab has introduced its reformulated Mildew Control product. Mildew Control is a natural geraniol based pesticide that us... more »

MSU seeks input on impact of SWD on small fruit

Michigan State University's (MSU) Extension Small Fruit Team is seeking input regarding the impact of spotted wing drosophila on the 2017 Michigan ber... more »

North American raspberry, blackberry group to meet

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held Feb. 21-24 in Ventura, California – a prime vacation destination and a major b... more »


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