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Developing a Pest Management Strategic Plan for Blackberries in the Southern U.S.: FAQs and Updates

Dr. Sara Villani, Extension Specialist (Apple and Ornamental Plant Pathology), North Carolina State University On January 12, 2020 (before large gatherings came to a halt), blackberry stakeholders from states across the Southern U.S. gathered in Savannah GA to develop a Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for Blackberries in the Southern…
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Muscadine Health Benefits – an Interview with Dr. Patricia Gallagher, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Xiaonan Shi (M.S.), Small Fruits Research and Extension Group, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University. Muscadine grapes are native to the southeastern region of the United States. Commercial muscadine plantings in the South can be found in…
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The Muscadine Industry in North Carolina: A Discussion with North Carolinian Fresh Market Muscadine and Muscadine Wine Producers

Emma Volk, Research Technician, Small Fruits Research and Extension Group, NC State University.Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University. The muscadine industry in North Carolina is highly diverse and can be generally split into two large areas: commercial processing (wine production) and fresh-market sales….
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Welcome to the Updated Small Fruit News

The newsletter is undergoing some updates. There is now a team of editors collecting articles and events: Entomology Section: Doug Pfeiffer (Virginia Tech) Plant Pathology Section: Rebecca Melanson (Mississippi State University) Horticulture/ Production Section: Jayesh Samtani (Virginia Tech) Editor at Large: Amanda McWhirt (University of Arkansas) You will notice there…
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COVID-19 Resources for Small Fruit Growers

Alabama: Auburn University resource website Arkansas: COVID-19 Main page Guidance for Farmers Markets Personal Hygiene, Worker Safety and Marketing Resources Louisiana: Best practices to minimize COVID-19 risk while harvesting fresh produce Best practices to minimize COVID-19 risk at the farmers market Cleaning and disinfection of food-contact and touch surfaces for…
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Blueberry School Webinar Series Now on YouTube

Authors: Amanda McWhirt and Bill Cline A Virtual Blueberry School was conducted in 2019 covering the major aspects of blueberry production in the Southeastern U.S. The school consisted of a series of live grower workshops in May, June and September in Arkansas and a four-part weekly webinar series offered exclusively…
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