Raspberries & Blackberries

Appointments set for Michigan cherry, tree fruit and beverage groups

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee, Michigan Tree Fruit Commission and the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. Michigan Cherry Committee Paul D. Hubbell, of Williamsburg, is the owner... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies has new growers for West Coast expansion

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. on March 11 announced that it has closed three new grower deals with berry producers in Oregon and Washington states. According to a news release, these new customers will use... more »

MSU offers ‘Small Fruit Production Risk Management: Resources and Tools’

There is new training program developed by the Michigan State University (MSU )Extension Small Fruit program to assist the blueberry industry and all berry growers in general to deal with major production risks affecting the... more »

Virginia Berry School scheduled for March 12-13 in Petersburg

The Virginia Berry School on March 12-13 at Virginia State University's Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Petersburg, Virginia. The two-day school will provide experienced and beginning Virginia berry growers with the latest research and information about starting... more »

Virginia is deemed ‘ripe’ for berry growing; conference scheduled

Virginia is not just for lovers, but for berry growers, too, according Dr. Reza Rafie, Virginia State University (VSU) Extension specialist in horticulture. That’s because after conducting extensive research of berry production across central and southside... more »

Agencies continue investigation of hepatitis A link in blackberries

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,... more »

New grower shares struggles, successes in starting new farm

Young growers’ enthusiasm and energy for the job were shared in January at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Dan and Jessica Perdue discussed their first years of efforts in starting... more »

Raspberry, blackberry conference names presenters for March event

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference, March 3-6, 2020 in St. Louis in St. Louis is now just a month away! A nationally known and respected group of presenters will be sharing their research,... more »

Current Issue

FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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