Commercial horticulture — fruit, vegetable and landscape plant production — represents a fast-growing segment of North Carolina’s economy. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers implement research-based production practices, investigate high-value alternative crops, develop sound business plans and explore new marketing options to ensure continued farm profitability, environmental stewardship and quality of life.
North Carolina State University Apiculture Specialist Dr. David Tarpy discusses the recently released results from last year’s winter loss survey of honey bee colonies both in North Carolina and nationally in his recent MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a High Tunnel Production workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Silk Hope MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Blackberry Freeze Damage Sample Evaluation Growers and Agents: I will be at the 2014 Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, GA later this week. Debby Wechsler, Executive Secretary of the North American Raspberry MORE »– from Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal
2014 Starting off COLD January 1, 2014 Blackberry Crop Update: Short version: Buds are tight and still developing. Chilling has not been met for most cultivars (500 hrs in Salisbury). Low temperatures predicted MORE »– from Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal
Blackberry and Raspberry Seasonal Checklist Winter 2013-14 Gina Fernandez, Small Fruit Specialist North Carolina State University This checklist was originally developed for blackberry growers in North Carolina. Many of the items apply to MORE »– from Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal
Blackberry and Raspberry Seasonal Checklist Fall 2013 Gina Fernandez, Small Fruit Specialist, North Carolina State University The cool and wet summer in NC and other parts of the southern US during the summer MORE »– from Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal
Now is the time to do tissue sampling in blackberry. Plant tissue samples will help you determine needs and adjustments. In NC, samples should be taken after fruit harvested from the plants. Leaves MORE »– from Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal