blackberries

Naturipe introduces “Sweet Selections” premium berries line

Naturipe Farms is selling upscale blueberries and blackberries through a new premium line. Sweet Selections is the latest addition to the berry grower-shipper’s premium product portfolio. The Sweet Selections line will feature Naturipe’s proprietary berry... more »

Nourse Farms expands with lab, greenhouses

Nourse Farms, a North American berry plant propagator, is partnering with an investment management firm to expand and modernize its propagation footprint. Nourse Farms has partnered with Solum Partners, which is focused on the food... more »

Matthew Lyons joins Naturipe’s value-added fresh division

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, California, has hired Matthew Lyons as director of business development of value-added fresh. In his role, Lyons manages Naturipe Farms’ Value-Added Fresh division as it expands in the foodservice, quick-serve and retail... more »

New York blueberries fare ‘surprisingly well,’ despite freeze, drought

The New York State Berry Growers Association is urging consumers to visit their local farm markets and U-pick patches before weather curtails fruit production. A wet summer in the Northeast has produced excellent berry crops... more »

Sun Belle hires director of berry supply chain

Sun Belle Inc. has hired Ian Grigg as director of berry supply chain in its Chicago area headquarters. In this new position, Grigg is managing supply from production through order fulfillment. ... more »

Postharvest research at UGA focuses on reducing waste

While the dilemma of how to feed a rapidly increasing population has focused primarily on how to increase yields through growing practices or improving the plant itself, a growing field of research focuses on reducing... more »

Fruit specialists tackle extreme weather issues

North American Extension specialists are offering their expertise in three webinars designed to help growers confront changing weather patterns that threaten fruit crops. The third season of the North American Virtual Orchard Meetups will focus... more »

Sun Belle blackberries in peak production

Optimal temperatures and growing conditions are resulting in peak production of Sun Belle blackberries and Green Belle organic blackberries from central Mexico through late May. Premium proprietary varieties Aketzali and Amelali, as well as the... more »

Bernadine Strik, berry research innovator, dies

Bernadine Strik, a leading U.S. berry authority, has died. Strik, 60, died on April 14 in Corvallis, Oregon. Strik, a veteran Oregon State University professor of horticulture and Extension berry crop specialist and researcher, was... more »

Raspberry, blackberry conference returns to in-person event

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) will be gathering in person for their annual meeting and conference in 2023 after two years of virtual events. The conference, Jan. 22-24, will be in Tampa,... more »

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