Blackberries

Blackberry articles written by members of the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium. More information on Caneberry crops.

 

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

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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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  • Example of confocal microscopy work on internal flesh quality

    Postharvest physiology is key to maintaining the shelf-life of small fruits and reducing food loss. Typically, research deals with the plant and fruit’s response to different technologies and applications that increase quality and delay senescence (decomposition). Fruit quality is a major component of postharvest physiology as it relates to consumer acceptance.

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  • Blackberry (Rubus spp.) is a popular fruit due to its delightful taste and notable health benefits.  The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of pre-harvest foliar treatments and shade application on yield, white drupelet disorder, post-harvest attributes and aroma profile of two blackberry varieties.

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  • Botrytis cinerea is a fungus that causes disease in many crops. Most notably, it causes gray mold of strawberry and Botrytis bunch rot of grape. On strawberries, infection can occur at bloom, while disease symptoms appear at fruit ripening or post-harvest.

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  • Arkansas Grown Conference

    The Arkansas Grown Conference and Expo will be held January 25-28, 2023 in Little Rock at the Embassy Suites.

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  • During the 2022 blackberry season in Georgia, the small fruit program at the University of Georgia evaluated physical and compositional attributes as well as sensory characteristics of the cultivars ‘Caddo’, ‘Osage’, ‘Ponca’, and ‘Ouachita.’

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  • Broad mite continues to be a sporadic issue in Blackberry across the Southeast. This pest can severely limit plant growth, result in high levels of yield loss and growers in the entire region should be scouting each year.

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  • North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association

    The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association will be gathering in person for their annual meeting to be held January 22-24, 2023 in Tampa, Florida.

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