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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 …

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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 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Killdeer …

Buds Look Good

Follow this link to a post about buds after freeze. …

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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 …

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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 …

Gray Mold in Caneberries

Recent cool and wet weather has resulted in the appearance of gray mold in the ripening blackberry crop. Here …

Natchez Overcropping

Over the past week, I have gotten a few calls about Natchez plants with lots of fruit and not …

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