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Raspberry & Blackberry Conference – Feb. 22-25, 2021

The 2021 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held virtually on February 22-25, 2021.  The conference features more than 25 hours of presentations and panel discussions, plus posters, informal forums, and lots of opportunity for networking. Caneberry breeding receives special attention with eleven breeders and geneticists from around…
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2021 Muscadine Virtual Conference

North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association

A Muscadine Learning and Networking Opportunity! March 1-3, 2021 The North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association invites all muscadine growers and wineries to participate in its 2021 virtual conference March 1-3. A “Fundamentals of Muscadine Production” webinar is March 1. March 2 features sessions on production and wine making and March…
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Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series

The Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series will take place throughout 2021. This series is hosted by the University of Arkansas in collaboration with university specialists from across the southeastern region. This webinar series is sponsored by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium and is open *free* to county agents, and…
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Featured Additions to the 2021 Southeast Regional Strawberry IPM Guide

By Rebecca A. Melanson, MSU Extension The Southeast Regional Strawberry Integrated Pest Management Guide Focused on Plasticulture Production is revised annually by a team of university specialists. These annual revisions include updates to pesticide efficacy ratings, management recommendations, and product information. Along with these regular annual updates, a number of…
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Updates to the 2021 Southeast Regional Caneberry IPM Guide

By Jonathan E. Oliver, UGA Extension Annual updates have been made to the Southeast Regional Caneberry Integrated Management Guide. These include: Information on registered pesticides and web links to state pesticide databases A “Mobile and Online Tools” page featuring Apps and online tools for recognizing and managing caneberry diseases, pests,…
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A New Blackberry from Arkansas: ‘Prime-Ark® Horizon’

By John R. Clark, University of Arkansas A new blackberry has been released by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture (UA), named Prime-Ark® Horizon. This is the sixth public primocane-fruiting variety from the UA breeding program. Although primocane fruiting does not hold substantial potential in the deep South,…
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Strawberry variety evaluations in open-field and high tunnel production system

By Jayesh B. Samtani, Assistant Professor and Small Fruit Production Specialist, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech University This past season, we were able to evaluate seven short-day varieties, Camino Real, Chandler, Flavorfest, Keepsake, Merced, Rocco, and Ruby June and three, day-neutral varieties- Albion, San Andreas and…
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Winter Blackberry Chores

By Dr. Gina Fernandez, North Carolina State University This checklist was originally developed for blackberry growers in North Carolina. You may have to adjust your work activities either earlier or later depending on your location. For more detailed information, check the Southern Region Integrated Bramble Management Guide and the Southeast…
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