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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 »

Male spotted wing drosophila on raspberry leaf.

Spotted wing drosophila impacts in 2013

The eFly SWD Working Group has summarized their 2013 assessment of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) impacts in the eastern US.  Key findings include over $26 million in crop loss in reporting states, over MORE » – from   Entomology

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 »

2014 Starting off COLD

2014 Starting off COLD January 1, 2014 Blackberry Crop Update: Short version: Buds are tight and still developing. Chilling has not been met for most cultivars (500 hrs in Salisbury). Low temperatures predicted MORE »

Blackberry and Raspberry Seasonal Checklist

Blackberry and Raspberry Seasonal Checklist Winter 2013-14 Gina Fernandez, Small Fruit Specialist North Carolina State University This checklist was originally developed for blackberry growers in North Carolina. Many of the items apply to MORE »

A cluster of red humped caterpillars (Schizura concinna) feeding on blackberry foliage. Photo: Hannah Burrack

What to watch for – Caterpillars on blackberries

Every fall around this time, I start to recieve calls about caterpillars feeding on blueberries and sometimes blackberries and raspberries.  This year, however, they came to me!  This morning, I noticed that the MORE »

Blackberry fertility in late summer

Now is the time to do tissue sampling in blackberry. Plant tissue samples will help you determine needs and adjustments. In NC, samples should be taken after fruit harvested from the plants. Leaves MORE »

End of harvest issues in small fruits

I have posted some information on late harvest management concerns at NC Small Fruit & Specialty Crop IPM.  This post is geared towards blueberry growers but also has information useful for blackberry, raspberry, MORE »

Gray mold in caneberries

Recent cool and wet weather has resulted in the appearance of gray mold in the ripening blackberry crop. Here is a recent edited post from researchers at Ohio State University. MORE »

Blackberry psyllid active in North Carolina

Blackberry psyllid (Trioza tripunctata) is an unusual pest of blackberries and uncommon enought that most growers will never encounter it.  However, when they do feed on blackberries, their damage is showy enough to attract MORE »

Natchez overcropping

Over the past week,  I have gotten a few calls about Natchez plants with lots of fruit and not so many leaves. Last year I posted some information on the Team Rubus blog, MORE »