2021 Virtual Conference Recordings & Posters

All these recordings may be accessed via YouTube.  At the YouTube page for sessions with multiple topics, you’ll find notes telling you when each topic begins in the recording.

Schedule-at-a-Glance Provides a graphic representation of when the sessions appeared in the program, and also includes the session number and last name of the presenters 

Session 1: An Update on Global Fruit Market Trends with a Focus on Caneberries 

Session 2: Raspberry Breeding in Canada and Washington State

    • Update on Raspberry Breeding in Nova Scotia, Canada
    • Update on Raspberry Breeding in BC
    • Breeding Red Raspberry Cultivars for Processed and Fresh Use in Washington

Session 3: Blackberry & Raspberry Breeding: Reports from AR, OR, and NY

    • Status of the Caneberry Breeding Program at the USDA-ARS in Corvallis
    • Update on Breeding Raspberries and Blackberries for Cool Climate Regions
    • Prime-Ark® Horizon and Other New Variety News

Sessions 4-6:

    1. Is Containerized and Substrate-Grown Blackberry Production Ready for Prime Time?
    2. Alternative Primocane Management for Growing Primocane-fruiting Blackberries
    3. Growing Blackberries in Cold Climates Using High Tunnels

Sessions 7-8:

    1. How Different High Tunnel Plastic Coverings Affect Bramble Pests and Yield
    2. Plastic Mulches in Raspberry: Is It Worth It?

Sessions 9-10

    1. Growing Soil-less Raspberry under High Tunnels in Canada
    2. New Approaches for Raspberry Season Extension: Utah Research Results

Session 11: International Caneberry Breeding Programs

    • Progress in Polish Raspberry and Blackberry Breeding and Current Fruit Production Trends
    • Update on Rubus Breeding at East Malling, UK
    • New Developments in Raspberry and Blackberry Breeding in Scotland

Session 12: A Thorny Issue…Where is Ag Labor Policy Headed?

Session 13: Grower Spotlight: Gardener’s Orchard, Brighton MO

Session 14: Closing the Loop-Steps to a Sustainable Clamshell

Sessions 15-16

    1. Blackberry Consumer Market Research: Attitudes and Opinions on Fresh and Frozen Blackberries
    2. Recent Consumer Behavior Changes Due to COVID-19

Session 17: Coast-To-Coast Grower Panel

Sessions 18-19

    1. Biorational Fungicides for Berry Crops: How Effective Are They?
    2. Investigating Causes of Blackberry Dieback: Beyond the Usual Suspects

Sessions 20-21

    1. What is The Future of Nematode Management in Caneberries?
    2. Managing Diseases and Pests with UV-C Light

Session 22: A Tour of Mexican Caneberry Production

Sessions 23-24

    1. Exploring Fruit Reversion in Blackberry
    2. White Drupelet Disorder: Knowns and More Unknowns

Sessions 25-27

    1. An Updated Primer on SWD Management in Caneberry
    2. Competing with Wild Boys: Sterile SWD Males
    3. Development of New Tools for Sustainable Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila

Sessions 28-29

    1. Going Hard on Pests and Soft on Pollinators
    2. Hive Quality: Why It Matters and What To Do About It

Session 30: A Decade of SWD: Lessons for Management

Session 31: Potential for Biological Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila

Sessions 32-33

    1. Side-by-Side Comparisons of Recent Blackberry and Raspberry Varieties
    2. Driving Advancements in Berry Cultivar Development with a Large Collaborative Study of Wild Rubus

Sessions 34-35:  

    1. Development of Off-Season Soft Fruit Production in Morocco
    2. Robotic Harvesters for Caneberry: Challenges and Opportunities

Session 36. Intro to Sustainability Certifications for Berry Growers (no recording currently available)

Session 37: Panel Discussion on COVID Adaptations: What We Will Continue to Do After the Pandemic 

Sessions 38-40

    1. Water Requirements in a New Planting of Trailing Blackberry
    2. Potential Benefits of Using Pulsed Drip Irrigation for Red Raspberry
    3. Pesticide Degradation in Caneberries to Meet Export Market MRLs

Poster Session

NARBA Annual Meeting 

Ervin Lineberger Tribute Video


* This poster won the Poster Competition. NARBA will be inviting posters and again holding a Poster Competition at its 2022 conference.