blackberries

80 Acres Farms expands production beyond Ohio

80 Acres Farms, a vertical farming company, announced on June 14 the construction of farms in Boone County, Kentucky, and Covington, Georgia, to meet growing consumer demand for local, fresh, pesticide-free food. 80 Acres Farms... more »

Orange rust arrives in the Southeast US

Orange rust has arrived with a vengeance this year and unfortunately symptoms are not always as obvious as on the wild blackberry pictured above. For those not as familiar with the disease, orange rust is... more »

Naturipe Farms forecasts bountiful 2022 Georgia blackberry crop

Naturipe’s blackberry growing season in Georgia is set to start mid-May and will last through early July with high-quality, delicious berries. Peak volumes are expected through the month of June. This season, Naturipe Farms will... more »

Orchard tour part of inaugural Florida blackberry-growing conference

Several years ago, growers asked University of Florida scientists to help them produce blackberries as part of an effort to test whether so-called “alternative” crops could grow in the Sunshine State. For alternative crops, think... more »

Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association honors fruit breeder Clark

The Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association has recognized John R. Clark, distinguished professor of horticulture and co-director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture fruit breeding program, for his significant contributions to the blackberry... more »

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference going entirely virtual 

Due to the ongoing disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NARBA Executive Council has made the difficult decision to pivot the 2022 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference to an all-virtual conference. The Getting Started with... more »

OK sought for importation of blackberry and raspberry tissue culture plants

The government of Mexico has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis Porter) and Raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) tissue culture plants for planting into the United... more »

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference in-person and virtual

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) annual conference on  Feb. 21-24, 2022, will be a hybrid conference for both virtual registrants and for in-person attendees at the conference location in Gaithersburg, Maryland, about... more »

Watch for blackberry damage and disorders in the Northeast

Blackberries are being harvested throughout the Delaware region currently. The blackberry is a composite fruit with many tiny berries (druplets) attached to a receptacle. These druplets are subject to damage during the ripening period. The... more »

Blackberries in Arkansas focus of June 9 tour

The June 9 Summer Blackberry Tour at the Fruit Research Station near Clarksville, Arkansas, will provide growers with insights into trellis techniques, mechanized harvesting and breeding efforts for a fruit that's growing in popularity among... more »

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