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Caneberry Production
Guide

The caneberry (blackberry and raspberry) industry has undergone a significant change in the southern United States in the past decade. The development of shipping-quality, fresh market blackberry cultivars, along with recognition of the health benefits associated with eating berries, have facilitated the phenomenal growth of this industry in the region. Since the late 1990s, the acreage devoted to caneberries has increased throughout the southern United States in all grower categories: small-scale (less than 3-acre farms) for local and pick-your-own (PYO) sales medium-scale (commercial local sales and PYO) large-scale (farms of 5 to 10 or more acres that produce fruits for wholesale marketing) In addition, the development of raspberry cultivars from US and international breeding programs has prompted growers to investigate the possibility of local and commercial raspberry production in new regions, particularly at high elevations, using high tunnels and other seasonal-extension techniques. This guide was created to provide growers information on plant growth and basic production practices. Pest management for caneberry growing in the southern United States is available in the Southeast Regional Caneberries Integrated Management Guide, available at the Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium’s IPM/Production Guides web page. The pest management guide is updated regularly to provide the most up-to-date crop protectant information for growers in the southern United States.

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blackberries and raspberries in crates

Caneberry Production
Guide

The caneberry (blackberry and raspberry) industry has undergone a significant change in the southern United States in the past decade. The development of shipping-quality, fresh market blackberry cultivars, along with recognition of the health benefits associated with eating berries, have facilitated the phenomenal growth of this industry in the region. Since the late 1990s, the acreage devoted to caneberries has increased throughout the southern United States in all grower categories: small-scale (less than 3-acre farms) for local and pick-your-own (PYO) sales medium-scale (commercial local sales and PYO) large-scale (farms of 5 to 10 or more acres that produce fruits for wholesale marketing) In addition, the development of raspberry cultivars from US and international breeding programs has prompted growers to investigate the possibility of local and commercial raspberry production in new regions, particularly at high elevations, using high tunnels and other seasonal-extension techniques. This guide was created to provide growers information on plant growth and basic production practices. Pest management for caneberry growing in the southern United States is available in the Southeast Regional Caneberries Integrated Management Guide, available at the Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium’s IPM/Production Guides web page. The pest management guide is updated regularly to provide the most up-to-date crop protectant information for growers in the southern United States.

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New Budget Tool for
Organic Blackberry Production

This budget presents the estimated costs of producing and harvesting blackberries in the Southeastern United States that can be useful for farmers considering starting a commercial operation or expanding an existing operation. The budget was developed for a representative one acre planting with drip irrigation. UPDATED JUNE 2015: NC Organic Blackberry Budget Program 6-1-15 Locked

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blackberries and raspberries in crates

Caneberry Production
Guide

The caneberry (blackberry and raspberry) industry has undergone a significant change in the southern United States in the past decade. The development of shipping-quality, fresh market blackberry cultivars, along with recognition of the health benefits associated with eating berries, have facilitated the phenomenal growth of this industry in the region. Since the late 1990s, the acreage devoted to caneberries has increased throughout the southern United States in all grower categories: small-scale (less than 3-acre farms) for local and pick-your-own (PYO) sales medium-scale (commercial local sales and PYO) large-scale (farms of 5 to 10 or more acres that produce fruits for wholesale marketing) In addition, the development of raspberry cultivars from US and international breeding programs has prompted growers to investigate the possibility of local and commercial raspberry production in new regions, particularly at high elevations, using high tunnels and other seasonal-extension techniques. This guide was created to provide growers information on plant growth and basic production practices. Pest management for caneberry growing in the southern United States is available in the Southeast Regional Caneberries Integrated Management Guide, available at the Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium’s IPM/Production Guides web page. The pest management guide is updated regularly to provide the most up-to-date crop protectant information for growers in the southern United States.

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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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Spotted Wing
Drosophila Factsheets

Hannah Burrack has prepared SWD factsheets for all berries including caneberries (blackberries and raspberries). Click on this link to get a PDF file you can download. http://strawberries.ces.ncsu.edu/2013/04/spotted-wing-drosophila-fact-sheets/

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Damage to blackberry flowers at 27°F

There are reports coming of damage to blackberry flower bud from the freeze on Feb 5/6.Make sure you check your fields to assess damage.  Left  image above shows shoot damage, leaves and buds …

– from the   Team Rubus blog

Help needed for SWD project!

Measuring spotted wing drosophila impacts – Your help needed!— Written By Hannah Burrack (5 days ago)Our recently funded USDA NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) project Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Management for United States Fruit Crops is surveying fruit …

– from the   Team Rubus blog
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White Drupelets?

Conditions are favorable for white drupelets occurring on blackberry and raspberry fruit this week. I have already gotten calls this morning and expect more as the day goes on. Here is a great explanation of White MORE »

Blackberry On-Farm Field Day

Blackberry On-Farm Field Day From: Daniel Shires, Area Ag. Extension Agent When: Friday October 10, 2014 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30PM Location: Killdeer Farms Owned by Ervin and Debby Lineberger 300 Goforth Road MORE »

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