New berry book covers all the bases


ITHACA, N.Y. — The new Raspberry and Blackberry Production Guide for the Northeast, Midwest, and Eastern Canada, is a comprehensive resource for both novice and experienced growers, as well as for crop advisers and educators.

All aspects of raspberry and blackberry culture are covered, including site selection and preparation, trellising and pruning, nutrient management, irrigation, pesticide application, harvesting, budgeting and marketing.

The guide will enable growers to make informed decisions regarding crop production and marketing.


More than 70 cultivars are described.

Field production, high-tunnel production and greenhouse production are reviewed. In addition, the guide includes more than 35 descriptions — illustrated with 70 color photos — of insects, mites, diseases and physiological disorders.

Included in this 157-page guide are 134 color photos, 36 line drawings, 30 tables, a glossary and a table of conversions.

The guide was authored by 18 university- and government-based experts from the United States and Canada.


Raspberry and Blackberry Production Guide for the Northeast, Midwest, and Eastern Canada, NRAES-35, is available for $37 per copy (plus shipping and handling) from NRAES, Cooperative Extension, P.O. Box 4557, Ithaca, N.Y. 14852-4557.

You can order online at Shipping and handling for one copy is $6 within the continental United States. New York residents, add 8 percent sales tax. Major credit cards are accepted, and checks should be made payable to NRAES.

For more information or a free publications catalog, call 607-255-7654 or e-mail

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