Raspberries & Blackberries

Top-performing Arkansas blackberry receives Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award

Ouachita blackberry, a 2003 thornless variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, received the Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award from the Fruit Breeding Professional Interest Group of the American Society of Horticultural Science. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

Spinout signs agreement with Bosch to further development of harvesting robots

Fieldwork Robotics, a University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) spinout company, has signed an agreement with international electronics giant Robert Bosch Ltd to speed development of its robot crop-harvesting technology. The collaboration will see engineers from... more »

New Ponca blackberry variety gets good early response

The new Ponca blackberry variety released over the winter is catching the attention of  growers and the market, according to its breeder, John R. Clark, a distinguished professor of horticulture at the University of Arkansas.... more »

2020 Caneberry Pricing Survey conducted by universities, NARBA

Researchers at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association and the University of Arkansas are conducting a survey to learn more about caneberry pricing and retail strategies for... more »

Blackberry stakeholders surveyed about challenges, needs

What does the blackberry industry need? A grant from the USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative brought together 20 academic researchers and Extension specialists and 18 growers and industry representatives to discuss this question in a... more »

Wish Farms sees domestic blackberry demand outlook improve

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, anticipates a positive shift in demand and pricing as U.S. blackberry production comes online. According to a news release from Wish Farms,... more »

Wish Farms promotes local businesses, donates gift cards

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, recently completed a successful giveback campaign on Instagram by promoting local businesses while simultaneously supporting children in need. According to a news... more »

Strategies for U-pick, on-farm produce sales topic of Minnesota webinar

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering a webinar on May 20 titled "Practical Strategies for U-Picks and On-Farm Produce Sales for COVID-19." This webinar will discuss science-based management strategies to reduce risks associated with... more »

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