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The North American
Raspberry & Blackberry Association

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) promotes the production and marketing of raspberries and blackberries in North America through communication, education and research. Members include growers, researchers, Extension professionals, nurseries, suppliers, marketers and others associated with the raspberry and blackberry industry. http://www.raspberryblackberry.com/

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North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association logo

The North American
Raspberry & Blackberry Association

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) promotes the production and marketing of raspberries and blackberries in North America through communication, education and research. Members include growers, researchers, Extension professionals, nurseries, suppliers, marketers and others associated with the raspberry and blackberry industry. http://www.raspberryblackberry.com/

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Nurseries Licensed to
Propagate ‘Nantahala’ Red Raspberry

Growers can find nurseries for N.C. State University’s ‘Nantahala’ primocane fruiting red raspberry. The characteristics that distinguish ‘Nantahala’ from other red raspberry cultivars are its late harvest season and large berry size. ‘Nantahala’ is the first red raspberry to be released from the breeding program in over 50 years.

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Blackberry Budget

N.C. State University has developed and compiled sample operating budgets to guide N.C. blackberry growers in tracking, maintaining and managing their business costs. Growers can plug their own numbers into these interactive budgets to get the estimated costs associated with production, harvest and marketing for commercial blackberry operations.

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‘Von’ Blackberry
Cultivar

‘Von’ is the latest blackberry cultivar from the N.C. State University small fruit breeding program. A thornless floricane-fruiting blackberry, ‘Von’ was developed by Dr. Jim Ballington, Dr. Gina Fernandez and Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie with N.C. State’s Department of Horticultural Science.

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N.C. Small Fruit &
Specialty Crop IPM Blog

Spotted Wing Drosophila[/caption] Dr. Hannah Burrack (profile page), Extension specialist with N.C. State University, maintains a site with the latest updates, tools and information on integrated pest management (IPM) of small fruits and specialty crops in North Carolina, including blackberries and raspberries. Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a particular pest that Burrack has compiled a wealth of resources to combat. View Hannah’s N.C. Small Fruit & Specialty Crop IPM Blog

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Blackberry Sample Evaluation in Savannah

Blackberry Freeze Damage Sample Evaluation Growers and Agents: I will be at the 2014 Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, GA later this week. Debby Wechsler, Executive Secretary of the North American Raspberry MORE »

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