Suppliers and Services for the Raspberry and Blackberry Industry

These members of NARBA offer various products and services. States given indicate the location of the business member, but they generally serve a larger area, depending on the type of business. Website and email links are provided when available. To jump to a specific section, click the link below:

Nurseries  

See also our comprehensive NARBA Raspberry & Blackberry Nursery List, which lists the varieties and plant types offered by each member nursery. Starred* nurseries participated in the North American Bramble Growers Research Foundation’s Nursery Contribution Program for 2017-2018. We thank them for their support of research.

Plant & Soil Nutrition

  • Eco Elements International, Ram Ramakrishnan, CA – Organic fertilizers and growing supplies email
  • Farm Fuel, Fernando Garcia, CA – Organic fertilizers and soil amendments  website  email
  • ICL Specialty Fertilizers, Mark Roeder, CA – Water soluble, control release & foliar fertilizers website email
  • Pacific Gro, Warren Shoemaker, CA – Organic fertilizers website email
  • Symborg, Inc., Leopoldo Calderas, CA – Biological soil inoculants  website  email
  • Westbridge Agricultural Products, Andy Hudson, CA – Plant nutrients website  email
  • Yara North America, Eddie Muro, FL – Plant nutrient products website  email

Pest and Disease Management, Biocontrols, Pollination

  • AgBiome Innovations,  Liz Gaston, NC – Pest and disease control  website  email
  • BioBest, USA, Antonin de Lely, MI – Pollination and biocontrol  website email
  • Koppert Biological Systems, Abbie Rosenthal, CA – Pollination and biocontrol  website  email
  • Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, Ron Whitehurst, CA – Biological controls  website  email

Protected Culture, Substrate Production  

  • Cravo Equipment, Benjamin Martin, ON – Retractable roof greenhouses  website  email
  • Haygrove Tunnels, Inc., Bryan Saylor, PA – High tunnels, substrate systems  website  email
  • Legro Potgrondbedrijf BV,  Pablo Segovia, Netherlands – Growing media  website email
  • North American Greenhouses, Fernando Lemus, AZ – Greenhouses, net houses, high tunnels  website  email
  • Pelemix, Rebecca Graham, CA – Coco coir website email
  • PlantLogic, LLC, Micheal Schmidt, CA – Supplies for substrate production website  email
  • Priva, Inc, Maarten Hartong, CA – Horticultural automation systems  website  email
  • Quiedan Company, Margaret Hasegawa, CA – High tunnels, trellis systems, other structures  website  email

Trellising

  • Best Angle Stakes, Karen Wentzler Woolever, PA – Steel support posts website email
  • Gripple, Eric Shortenhaus, IL – Wire joiners and tensioners for trellising  website email 
  • JSC Ag Supply, Alicia Feliscian, CA – Trellising supplies, other ag supplies  website email
  • Trellis Growing Systems, Richard Barnes, IN – Trellising systems  website  email

Other Production Services and Suppliers

  • Netafim, USA, Maureen Nassie, CA – Irrigation  website  email
  • Ridder-Hortimax, Paulo Santos, CA – Fertigation equipment, ag software  website  email
  • Gearmore, Inc., Kevin Jones, CA – Farm equipment website email
  • Wildeye, Elizabeth Goodman, CA – Soil, water & weather monitoring website  email

Produce Safety/Harvest Management

Post-Harvest, Packaging & Marketing

  • McAirlaid’s, Inc, Rena DeBerry, VA – Manufacturer of absorbent pads for clamshells email
  • Produce Promotions, Karla Simmons, IN – Signs, banners, etc  website  email 
  • Thunderbird Plastics, Ltd, Adam Gross, BC, Canada – Plastic crates website website email

Fruit Buyers/Processors/Marketers

(name listed is often the company’s buyer/grower relations contact; if interested in sourcing/buying berries, consult their website for best contact) 

  • California Giant Berry Company, Cindy Jewell, CA  website  email
  • Driscoll’s, multiple contacts, FL, CA  website
  • Giumarra International Berry, Alan Abe, CA  website  email
  • Hortifrut, Pilar Banados, Chile  website  email
  • Hortifrut Mexico, Marco Arias, Jalisco, MX  website email
  • Naturipe Farms, Scott Norman, CA; Brian Bocock, MI  website  email
  • North Bay Produce, Michael Girardin, MI  website  email
  • Sun Belle, Ken Hopps, Janice Honigberg, IL  website  email
  • Wish Farms, Jose Saca, FL website  email

Consultants/Independent Farm Institutes  (also see our list of University/USDA Research Experts)

  • Fisher Berry Crop Consulting, Pam Fisher, ON email
  • Richard Funt, OH  email
  • Walker Miller, SC  email
  • Noble Foundation, Steve Upson, OK  website email
  • Organic Crop Consulting, Camille Schuelke, IN  email
  • Peerbolt Crop Management, Tom Peerbolt, OR  website  email
  • Perennia, Jennifer Haverstock, NS  website  email
  • Root2Fruit Consulting, Mario Aguas-Alvarado, CA  email
  • TSA Consultants, Tim Sobey, UK  email

Other

  • Ekland Marketing Company* Patrick Ballew, CA – Variety selection and introduction  website email
  • Meiosis, Ltd, Mark Coxeter, U.K. – Intellectual property rights for soft fruit  website  email
  • Pacific Berry Breeding, Ellen Thompson, CA – Berry breeding  email
  • Plant Sciences, Inc, Scott Adams, CA – Berry breeding, ag research website  email
  • Technology Development Network, LLC, Mark Russell, OR – Product marketing strategies  website  email
  • Wasserman & Associates, Jessica Wasserman, DC – Trade & regulatory issues, government relations  website  email

* Contributed to the North American Bramble Growers Research Foundation in 2017-2018

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