Caneberries

Caneberry (i.e. blackberry and raspberry) articles written by members of the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium. More information on Caneberry crops.

 

  • In this article, we evaluate how southern berry production has evolved over the past 15 years. Overall, there has been growth in the berry industry in terms of number of operations, and average berry farm size across the region.

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  • Meet Lorena Lopez, Assistant Extension Professor at North Carolina State University, and learn about her work in advancing integrated pest management practices for berry growers.

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  • Von’ blackberry

    This study was implemented to determine cultivar recommendations for blackberry and raspberry production in central Alabama, and to determine whether incorporating shade enhances productivity and fruit quality enough to justify the extra expense.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dr. Adhikari from LSU AgCenter giving a demonstration of different water treatment systems using a mobile water treatment unit. (Photo by Juan Moreira)

    Water is an essential resource for small fruit growers, as it is crucial for irrigation and post-harvest activities. In this article, we will provide an overview of various options available to commercial small fruit growers, as well as other measures to improve water quality.

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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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