Raspberries & Blackberries

Tour de Fresh to end in PMA celebration

Produce industry cyclists in the Tour de Fresh this year will finish the course in a public celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Tour de Fresh... more »

Gripple designs cable joiner for fruit growers

A joining and suspension solutions manufacturer, Gripple, has launched a new agricultural innovation with the introduction of a new joiner, specifically designed for the U.S. fruit growers. The Gripple GP90 has been in development for... more »

California Giant adds to staff, creates new roles

California Giant Berry Farms recently hired new key employees and assigned new roles for current staff members. Tom Smith, the director of foodservice, is taking on a new role as director of foodservice and organics,... more »

Arkansas intern researched blackberry plant viruses as Adair Scholar

Ioannis Tzanetakis, professor of plant virology at the University of Arkansas, received help from a student intern this summer with a project on the epidemiology of berry and ornamental viruses. Epidemiology is the study of... more »

Governments help Ontario berry growers with production, competitiveness

The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are supporting investment that will help the province's berry growers to increase sustainability, implement new technologies and increase awareness of their products.On Sept. 5, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister... more »

Rotating cross-arm trellis lowers blackberry costs

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) horticulturist Fumiomi Takeda of the Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, West Virginia, developed arotating cross-arm (RCA) trellis and cane-training system for floricane-fruiting blackberry—blackberry plants that produce harvestable fruit after the... more »

Wish Farms, Feeding America tout successful summer campaign

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, is sharing the results of their summer partnership campaign with Feeding America. “The ‘Superhero Summer’ campaign was a great success on many... more »

‘Cascade Premier’ raspberry bred for mechanical harvest by WSU

Bright, flavorful, and bred for easy automated harvest, Washington State University’s new red raspberry variety, “Cascade Premier,” is more than a decade in the making. First crossed in 2007 from two WSU experimental varieties, and... more »

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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

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