Raspberries & Blackberries

NARBA awards blackberry breeder

At its annual meeting in January, the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) presented John R. Clark, University of Arkansas professor of horticulture, with its Distinguished Service Award.The award especially honors Clark’s work as... more »

Bramble group requests proposals

The North American Bramble Growers Research Foundation is the research branch of the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association. The 2012 Request For Proposals (RFP) has been posted to foundation’s website.This year, specific items have... more »

Spotted Wing Drosophila found in six east Michigan counties this fall

Monitoring for Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) in fruit crops in east Michigan throughout the fall has detected this pest in six additional counties in the last two months. It was detected in one additional county... more »

Healthy living boosting small fruit sales

Research showing the health benefits of eating small fruit is making for a bright picture for berry production going into the next several decades, said Eric Hanson, a horticulturist with Michigan State University. Add to... more »

Changing consumer demand affects small fruit

A lot has changed for small fruit over the last few decades, but those changes were quite different, depending on the crop. Strawberries The biggest changes for strawberries came about in the 1970s, when there... more »

Fruit growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 Great Lakes EXPO

This year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educational sessions and special events. There should be something of interest for everyone attending. The 2011 EXPO is scheduled for... more »

Dealing with flooded berry fields

Record-breaking rains in the East have left many berry growers with unmarketable crops. What had been shaping up to be a decent season for fall raspberries and day-neutral strawberries has quickly turned into a bad... more »

Hurricane Irene fruit crop damage not as bad as feared

Fruit growers in the Eastern United States seem to have been spared much of the damage that was feared from Hurricane Irene when it came to land Aug. 27 and 28.So far, FGN has learned... more »

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