Raspberries & Blackberries
“It is so important for the USDA and everyone to connect to Latino farmers.”
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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’s two berry grower organizations are proposing a merger to create one new organization. Ontario Berry Growers’ Association (OBGA) and the ... more »
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 »
The North American Bramble Growers Foundation has selected seven projects for 2016 funding.
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USDA APHIS is amending the “Fruit and Vegetables” regulations to allow the importation of fresh Andean blackberry (Rubus glaucus Benth) and raspbe... more »
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 »
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 »
Broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) has been a pest of tropical, subtropical and greenhouse crops for over a century, and has been problematic for ... more »
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 »
Spotted wing drosophila is present just about anywhere we look these days —even in berry fields where fruit is no longer present.
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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 »