Raspberries & Blackberries

Sun Belle opens new Miami Distribution Center

Sun Belle, a marketer and shipper of berries, has opened an 82,000 square foot state of the art refrigerated distribution facility in Miami. Adjoining Miami International Airport, the facility is also 15 minutes from the... more »

Free guide on managing SWD in organic berry crops available

If you’ve been growing berries for more than a couple of years, you’re no doubt aware that good growing and sanitation practices – such as keeping an open canopy, weeding regularly, rotating insecticides, harvesting frequently,... more »

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 »


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