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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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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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Spotted Wing Drosophila

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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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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XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium

NCSU to host XI
International Rubus and Ribes Symposium

On behalf of the Rubus and Ribes Working Group and the Vine and Berry Fruits Section of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), NCSU and PHHI will be hosting the XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium in Asheville NC, June 21- June 24, 2015 . This symposium is held every four years and takes place in countries that are known for thier production of Rubus (blackberries and raspberries) and Ribes (currants and gooseberries). The last two sympsoiums were held in Zlatibor, Serbia (2011) and Pucon, Chile (2005). The theme for this symposium is Healthful Harvests, Global Reach, Local Roots. The conference will consist of a three-day scientific program at the Rennaisance Asheville Hotel.  This event will be open to those involved in all aspects of Rubus and Ribes research, teaching, extension, business, and public services and to promote international co-operation between colleagues all over the world. For more information contact: Gina_Fernandez@ncsu.edu Penelope_Perkins@ncsu.edu

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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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