blackberries

June boom anticipated for Southeast blackberries

A robust blackberry season in the Southeast is anticipated by year-round berry supplier Wish Farms. Wish Farms, based in Plant City, Florida, is a year-round supplier of strawberries,... more »

UC Davis reviews primocane-bearing blackberries’ costs

The first-ever cost study of primocane-bearing blackberries in California has been published by the University of California's (UC) Agricultural Issues Center and UC Cooperative Extension. With primocane-bearing, growers can extend the blackberry production season. "What... more »

Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association winter meeting Feb. 16

The first Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association Winter Conference is scheduled for Feb. 16 at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s State Cooperative Extension Office. The meeting inaugurates the association for commercial blackberry growers,... more »

NA Raspberry & Blackberry Association honors Gina Fernandez

At its annual meeting jan. 10 at the 2019 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference, held in Savannah, Georgia, the North American Raspberry Association (NARBA) gave its 2019 Distinguished Service Award to Gina Fernandez, Small... more »

Reducing pests, increasing production, quality of blackberries

Primocane blackberries, which can extend the fruiting season by months over traditional plant varieties, are changing the way farmers are growing berries. But they don’t come without their pest and production challenges, which University of... 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 »

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 »

North American raspberry, blackberry group to meet

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held Feb. 21-24 in Ventura, California – a prime vacation destination and a major berry production region.  After an opening reception on Feb. 21, the conference... more »

Global Plant Genetics signs deal to commercialize Von blackberry

Berry licensing company, Global Plant Genetics, has just signed a deal with North Carolina State University to commercialize the blackberry variety, Von. The contract will allow the U.K.-based company to sub-license Von in all territories... more »

Columbia Star blackberry ready from Oregon State University

United kingdom-based berry and asparagus specialist, Global Plant Genetics, is launching the new blackberry variety Columbia Star. Bred at Oregon State University, the cultivar is an early season, floricane type, noted for its exceptional flavour.... more »

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