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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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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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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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Black raspberry
project featured in Grower News

Researchers at NC State University are working on ways to "Build a Better Black Raspberry" click on this link to learn how. http://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/berries/building-a-better-black-raspberry/

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Blackberry pricing

Please help the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association determine pricing of fruit for this upcoming harvest season. See the message below from their Executive Secretary Debby Wechsler. Click on the link at …

– from the   Team Rubus blog

Blackberry flowering

Blackberries are in full bloom or beyond at the Piedmont Research Station today. Here are some shots  taken from the RCA trellis plots. All cultivars have some flower kill as can be seen …

– 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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