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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Ontario berry grower assocations consider merger

Ontario’s two berry grower organizations are proposing a merger to create one new organization. Ontario Berry Growers’ Association (OBGA) and the ... more »

RosBREED prioritizes disease resistance

The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance. A $10... more »

NABG Foundation funds 2016 projects

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Andean blackberry, raspberry can be imported from Ecuador

USDA APHIS is amending the “Fruit and Vegetables” regulations to allow the importation of fresh Andean blackberry (Rubus glaucus Benth) and raspbe... more »

New(er) berry crop herbicides

Some new herbicides, or in some cases, new formulations, have become available for use in berry crops in the last few years. Here is a summary of thes... more »

Study: Drought costs Washington state agriculture $335 million

A recent study by the Washington State Department of Agriculture estimates farm losses from the 2015 drought to be in the millions. While all the numb... more »

Dealing with broad mites on blackberries

Broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) has been a pest of tropical, subtropical and greenhouse crops for over a century, and has been problematic for ... more »

NCSU wins grant to curb SWD

North Carolina State University (NCSU) has won a $6.7 million grant from USDA to undertake research and grower education efforts aimed at better manag... more »

Penn State: Final SWD update for berry growers

Spotted wing drosophila is present just about anywhere we look these days —even in berry fields where fruit is no longer present. At th... more »

University of Arkansas introduces the Prime-Ark Traveler blackberry

John R. Clark, professor of horticulture at the University of Arkansas, created a video to announce the university's new blackberry, Prime-Ark Travele... more »


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