Raspberries & Blackberries

Key introduces new VERYX digital sorters for berries

Key Technology introduces VERYX digital sorters for fresh and frozen berries. According to Key, VERYX maximizes sorting accuracy with innovative mechanical architecture, sustained all-sided surface inspection, cameras and lasers, multi-sensor Pixel Fusion, a high-precision ejection... more »

TunnelBerries projects offers tips on berry production with tunnels

National demand for fresh raspberries and strawberries is growing, but most berries purchased in Michigan are grown in other states or countries. Growers in Michigan and other Midwestern states can produce outstanding berries, but producing... more »

Tips to growing raspberries, strawberries in containers

Periodically growers have asked for information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers. Thanks to our Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) high tunnel project, we can share some experiences on what worked for us this... more »

Wish Farms establishes year-round blackberry program

Wish Farms is expanding its berry program this season by offering a year-round blackberry program. Wish Farms now offers conventional and organic varieties of blackberries. “Blackberries are the perfect complement to our year-round berry program,”... more »

ARS develops two new berries

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) geneticist Chad Finn and his colleagues at the Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon, developed two new berry varieties - a blueberry and a blackberry - that were recently released... more »

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 Ontario Highbush Blueberry Growers’ Association have received agreement from the Ontario Farm Products Marketing... 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-million, five-year grant from USDA is driving the wide-ranging national fruit-breeding project. The... more »

NABG Foundation funds 2016 projects

The North American Bramble Growers Foundation has selected seven projects for 2016 funding. Eric Hanson, Michigan State University, was funded for work with high tunnel raspberry production in 2015. Photo: NABG... more »


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