Raspberries & Blackberries

Attracticidal sphere lures spotted wing drosophila to their demise

It looks like a fruit, but it’s definitely not as healthy. According to Entomology Today, it’s the attracticidal sphere, and a new study shows it to be a promising tool for managing the invasive fruit... more »

2017 fall-fruiting raspberry varieties reviewed

Fall-fruiting or primocane fruiting raspberries produce in late summer and fall on the current year primocanes. They differ from floricane fruiting types that produce berries on the second year canes in the middle of summer.... more »

Obituary: James Moore

James N. Moore, who in 1964 established the fruit breeding program within the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, died Jan. 22. He was 85. “Jim had a passion for horticulture and was a... more »

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 »


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