Raspberries & Blackberries

Raspberry, blackberry pricing survey shows early results

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association  (NARBA) has released a preliminary report on its 2018 Raspberry & Blackberry Pricing Survey. NARBA recently completed a report of its survey of growers’ 2018 raspberry and blackberry pricing... more »

Driscoll’s reports a digital marketing success

Driscoll’s reports its six-part video series has drawn a large audience resulting in 65 million impressions and more than 1.5 million views. The promotion is set to break Driscoll’s record engagement rate, according to spokeswoman... more »

Late winter, dry spring bring bountiful berry season

Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor and small fruit specialist at Cornell University, said a later winter combined with cooler weather in April produced a strawberry crop that is smaller than in years past, but that same... more »

New York state economy boosted by berry industry

Berries are an important part of the New York State agricultural economy, and the state economy as a whole. Currently, berries – primarily strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries – are grown in all but a... more »

$177.4 million in commodity purchases planned by USDA

Up to $177.4 million in purchases for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process was introduced May 24 by U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach. The American-grown products... more »

Researchers travel Down Under to collect raspberry and peach seeds

University of Georgia horticulturists Rachel Itle and Dario Chavez recently spent a busy two weeks in Australia collecting seeds from wild raspberries and peaches to bring back to the UGA Griffin campus. As scientists in... more »

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 »

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