Cindy Tucker

  • Soil-less substrates in pots or bags can be replaced year to year, eliminating the need for crop rotation and fumigation. Two of the most used soil-less substrate components worldwide for strawberry production are coco fiber and peat-based mixes.

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  • Like many specialty crops, blackberries have relatively few registered herbicide products for weed control. For new herbicides to be registered, crop safety must first be demonstrated in field settings.

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  • Terminating Foliar Fungicides in Strawberry

    Strawberries grown in the Southeast incur significant losses from fruit rot caused by fungal pathogens. Without proactive cultural practices and an effective spray program, more than 80% of strawberry flowers can be lost to Botrytis fruit rot when environmental conditions are favorable.

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  • Blackberry yellow vein disease (BYVD) is the most important virus disease affecting blackberry production in the southern United States.

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  • Phytophthora root rot, caused by the soilborne oomycete pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi, is the most frequently diagnosed disease of blueberry in Georgia and is a common disease concern in blueberry production throughout the southeastern U.S.

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  • Detection of Anthracnose Disease in Strawberries

    Anthracnose fruit rot exhibits a latent period during which the strawberry plugs are infected without exhibiting visible symptoms, making it a suitable candidate for assessing the scalability of disease detection using spectral imaging techniques. Early detection plays a pivotal role in selecting the most suitable disease management techniques and in curbing the transmission of infections…

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  • Mississippi Blueberry Workshops in 2024

    The Mississippi State University Extension Service will be hosting two workshops for blueberry growers in 2024 — an in-person workshop in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on February 8 and a virtual workshop on February 15.

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  • The 20th annual North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held in Wilmington, North Carolina from February 27-28, 2024. NARBA is excited to partner with the North Carolina Caneberry Association on this conference, and to continue the legacy of sharing high-quality research with growers, researchers and industry.

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  • Cultural Controls for Borers in Caneberries

    Caneberries are a popular crop for many insect pests. During the growing season, because of the way blackberries and raspberries flower and fruit, chemical control is complicated, given issues with preharvest intervals. At this time of year, in winter, we have the opportunity to use some cultural control measures against some important pests.

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  • This year’s Mid-Atlantic Strawberry Programs will be held in Virginia Beach, VA, on February 26-27, 2024. All programs are offered at no cost to the growers. RSVP is requested.

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