Raspberries & Blackberries

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-million, five-year grant from USDA is driving the... more

Cornell breeder releases two new raspberries

Cornell University recently released two new raspberry varieties, Crimson Night and Double Gold. Crimson Night was selected in 2003 for its “heavy crop lo... more

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Raspberry council seeking nominees

USDA is seeking nominations for the National Processed Raspberry Council.The council is composed of 13 members and 13 alternates, which consists of si... more »

RosBREED renewed for another five years

A national team of scientists working on genomics, genetics and breeding of rosaceous crops has been awarded funds for the first year of a $10 million... more »

Hard cider: New industry faces shortage of trees, labor

Despite being a very old practice, the making of hard cider is virtually a new industry in the United States. The recent growth in sales has been &ldq... more »

Non-citrus fruit production, value up in 2013

In 2013, utilized production of the leading U.S. non-citrus fruit crops totaled 19.2 million tons, up 9 percent from 2012. The value of 2013’s u... more »

The Advantages of Using Your Own Bees — FGNtv

Karma Lee, a beekeeper and strawberry grower in Apex, North Carolina, talks about honeybee health and the advantages of pollinating crops with your... watch »

SWD management viewed for Southeast berry crops

The impact of spotted wing drosophila is being seen throughout the United States. It’s a primary target for those involved with the management o... more »

Raspberry council schedules first meeting

The National Processed Raspberry Council will hold its first meeting June 3-4 in Seattle.The council will administer the new Processed Raspberry Promo... more »

Spotted wing drosophila here to stay

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is now established throughout the United States. A native of Asia, the invasive pest of berries, stone fruit, grapes... more »

New raspberry council formed

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed 23 representatives to serve on the first Processed Raspberry Council. Members and their alternate... more »

New invasive fruit fly discovered in Pennsylvania

Zaprionus indianus Gupta, commonly known in Brazil as the African fig fly (AFF), is an invasive species that was recently found in Pennsylvania for th... more »


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