Raspberries & Blackberries

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

Build a better mousetrap, the old saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door. Research and development aren’t always common investments in commodity markets. But the Driscoll’s motto is “only the... more »

Behind-the-scenes look at Driscoll’s blackberry development

Driscoll’s on April 9 published ‘Pursuit of Flavor,’ a series of web videos exploring its work in berry breeding research. The video launch is timed with Driscoll’s peak season for blackberries. In one of the... more »

Blossom Protect, Botector get EPA OK to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the Blossom Protect and Botector product labels. The new labels extend the storage time from 10 months to... more »

Assessment of berry consumption in U.S. released

Researchers at the Center for Nutrition Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology recently published an assessment of berry consumption on associated health factors using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2007-2012. Citing... more »

Mildew Control product touts all-natural treatment

Palm Beach, Florida-based Vegalab has introduced its reformulated Mildew Control product. Mildew Control is a natural geraniol based pesticide that uses this essential plant oil in a formulation which, is both curative and preventative against... more »

MSU seeks input on impact of SWD on small fruit

Michigan State University's (MSU) Extension Small Fruit Team is seeking input regarding the impact of spotted wing drosophila on the 2017 Michigan berry production season. A Nov. 21 email message from MSU Extension Educator Carlos... more »

North American raspberry, blackberry group to meet

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held Feb. 21-24 in Ventura, California – a prime vacation destination and a major berry production region.  After an opening reception on Feb. 21, the conference... more »

Driscoll’s calls #BerryTogether campaign an emotional success

Berry giant Driscoll’s is calling its national #BerryTogether campaign a success in creating a more emotional connection with consumers. The program launched in July 2017 with an announcement of the top 10 berry-loving metropolitan areas... more »


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