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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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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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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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NC 430 AKA Von

Nurseries licensed to
propagate 'Von' blackberry

Nurseries licensed to propagate ‘Von’ blackberry (tested as NC430), as of 10 September 2013: AgriStarts, Inc. 1728 Kelly Park Road Apopka, FL 32712 Tel.: (407) 889-8055
Fax: (407) 889-2523 info@agristarts.com http://www.agristarts.com North American Plants, INC (S,P) P.O.Box 743, Lafayette, Oregon 97127 877-NAP-INFO (627-4636) Fax: 503-474-0872 Email: orders@naplants.com

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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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Cane damage to blackberries in some locations

Each year we learn more about growing blackberries in the southern US. In the past,  we have had late spring frosts/freezes that have resulted in bud damage. This year, we are experiencing a …

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2014 NABG Research Foundation Grants

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Blackberry Sample Evaluation in Savannah

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