Raspberries & Blackberries

Arkansas peaches, muscadines hardest hit in 2021’s second historic freeze event

In the overnight hours of April 20, temperatures fell into the 20s across about half the state, triggering the second historic freeze event in 2021. While many horticulture producers were able to prepare by covering... more »

Biological control for two-spotted spider mite in raspberry examined

Scott Raffle with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board in the United Kingdom AHDB  examines whether biological control methods for two-spotted spider mite can be compatible with control options for spotted wing drosophila in raspberry... more »

Results of a national stakeholder survey of the US blackberry industry

A national survey of growers and related industry professionals was recently conducted to assess the current status and needs for research and Extension in the U.S. blackberry industry. The survey was launched with the goal... more »

Eric Hanson Receives NARBA 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Retired Michigan State University professor and Extension specialist Eric Hanson was recently presented the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association's Distinguished Service Award. This award was presented during the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association’s... more »

Blueberry, caneberry production in vertical farms aided by AeroFarms, Hortifruit deal

AeroFarms, a certified B Corporation and leader in vertical farming, and Hortifrut S.A., a certified B Corporation in Chile and a global business platform leader in berries marketing, distribution and production, announced March 30 a... more »

New headquarters brings ribbon-cutting for Wish Farms

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, recently cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in Plant City, Florida. The ceremony commemorated the official move in to Wish Farms’... more »

New online fruit production series introduced by Ohio State University

Ohio State University South Centers is hosting a new online series focused on fruit production beginning March 23 with blueberries, then continuing with blackberries on March 30, and finally concluding with raspberries on April 6.... more »

A new blackberry from Arkansas: Prime-Ark Horizon

A new blackberry has been released by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture (UA), named Prime-Ark Horizon. This is the sixth public primocane-fruiting variety from the UA breeding program. Although primocane fruiting does... more »

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