Raspberries

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 »

Naturipe Farms projects strong fall for raspberries

It’s peak season for Naturipe Farms’ proprietary raspberry varieties out of the Central Mexico growing region. This fall, Naturipe Farms, one of the world’s largest producers of fresh berries, is projected to have the strongest... 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 »

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 »

Vegetable breeder Rijk Zwaan enters soft fruit breeding

Expanding its product profile, vegetable seed breeder Rijk Zwaan has entered soft fruit breeding. Since the company’s 1924 foundation, Rijk Zwaan has been active in vegetable breeding. The company is now launching a new breeding... more »

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