February 24-27, 2015 — Fayetteville, Arkansas

These online Proceedings include PowerPoint presentations, posters, and a few text articles, all as pdf files. Missing are the oral presentations that accompanied Powerpoint slides and the informal discussion and questions that make up a large part of the conference experience.

The numbering of this Table of Contents and of online files is the same, though file titles may be shortened. Grouping into the sections below is for convenience in locating topics, and does not reflect the organization of the program itself. Items marked with an asterisk* were part of the Blackberry & Raspberry Production 101 workshop. Note that a few files are quite large (over 5 MB)

NARBA is now making Proceedings older than three years public access, however, presentations and articles remain the property of the presenters, and permission should be sought for some uses, such as republishing or showing a presentation.  A CD of these Proceedings is available free on request to NARBA members or others who attended the conference. It is available for $10 (postage included) to all others.  

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OVERVIEW

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Conference Program (includes contact information for all presenters and sponsors)

GENERAL SESSIONS

  1. Grower Spotlight: Eckert’s Farm – Chris Eckert, Belleville, Illinois
  2. Growing for Health: How Berries Protect Against the Free Radicals that Plague our Bodies Daily — Ronald L. Prior, University of Arkansas
  3. Focus on Spotted Wing Drosophila – Donn T. Johnson, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas
  4. Management of Vinegar Flies and Spotted Wing Drosophila in Berries – Mark Bolda, University of California Cooperative Extension, Watsonville, CA
  5. Grower Spotlight: Hays Berry Farm – Robert Hays, Dumus, Mississippi
  6. Filling the Retail Shelves: The U.S. Caneberry Supply – Mike Thomsen, University of Arkansas
  7. Bringing Global Perspectives and Research to the Southeast – Gina Fernandez,convener, XIth International Rubus and Ribes Symposium

PEST & DISEASE MANAGEMENT

  1. A Closer Look at Spotted Wing Drosophila – Donn T. Johnson, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas
  2. Spotted Wing Drosophila and Vinegar Fly Management, A Closer Look – Mark Bolda, University of California Cooperative Extension, Watsonville, CA
  3. How Nematodes and Soil-borne Diseases Work Together to Wreak Havoc on Caneberries – Inga Zasada USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Unit, Corvallis, OR
  4. Safeguarding Fruit Crops in the Age of Agricultural Globalization – Ioannis Tzanetakis, Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas
  5. New Developments with Rubus Viruses on the West Coast – Bob Martin USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Unit, Corvallis, OR
  6. Mites in Caneberries – Donn T. Johnson, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas
  7. Management of the Redberry Mite in Blackberry – Mark Bolda, University of California Cooperative Extension, Watsonville, CA
  8. Weed Control For Caneberries – Doug Doohan, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH

PRODUCTION/HORTICULTURE

  1. Bramble Biology*– Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Extension – Greene County
  2. A to Z of Blackberry Production*– Elena Garcia, University of Arkansas
  3. Winter Injury Experience and Research and Recommendations in Caneberries – Gina Fernandez, Dept. of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University
  4. Basics of High Tunnel Caneberry Production* – Luke Freeman, University of Arkansas
  5. Blackberries at Williams Farms & WW Farms* – Marvin Williams, Williams Farms, Enigma, GA
  6. Important Lessons I Learned in Starting Up a Berry Farm* – Jack Jacobs, Jacobs Family Berry Farm, Gardnerville, NV

BREEDING & VARIETIES

  1. Options and Opportunities for Raspberry Production in the Southern US* – Gina Fernandez, Dept. of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University
  2. Arkansas Blackberry Choices to Consider* – John R. Clark, Dept. of Horticulture, University of Arkansas
  3. Caneberry Cultivars in the Pacific Northwest*– Chad Finn, USDA-ARS, Horticultural Crops Research Unit, Corvallis, OR
  4. Developing the Genomic Infrastructure for Black Raspberry – Breeding Improvement: An Update! — Jill M. Bushakra, National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Corvallis, OR
  5. Understanding Blackberry Postharvest for Fresh Market – Alejandra A. Salgado, Dept. of Horticulture, University of Arkansas
  6. Investigating the Sensory Attributes of Blackberries – Renee T. Threlfall, Institute of Food Science and Engineering, University of Arkansas

MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, ETC.

  1. Berry Health Message: What is it for Blackberries/Raspberries? – Ronald L. Prior, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, University of Arkansas
  2. Adding Value to Blackberries and Raspberries – Luke Howard, Dept. of Food Science, University of Arkansas
  3. Innovation and Decision Making at Our Farm – Jack Jacobs, Jacobs Family Berry Farm, Gardnerville, NV
  4. Practical Tools for Meeting FSMA Requirements & Market Demand for Produce Safety – Elizabeth A. Bihn, Produce Safety Alliance Director, Cornell University
  5. Crisis Management — Elizabeth A. Bihn, Produce Safety Alliance Director, Cornell University
  6. Use of Interactive Budgets in Fruit Production – Rafael Soares (for Jennie Popp) Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, University of Arkansas
  7. ABSTRACTS of all posters
  8. Extending the Market Season with High Tunnel Technology for Sustainable Organic Fruit Production; an Internship and Apprenticeship for Sustainable Horticulture –Olivia Caillouet, Curt Rom, Jason McAfee, Luke Freeman, and Heather Friedrich, University of Arkansas
  9. XIth International Rubus and Ribes Symposium – Gina Fernandez, North Carolina State University
  10. Response of Blackberry Cultivars to Fertilizer Source in an Organic Fresh Market Production System
  11. The National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative: Phase I Accomplishments and Phase II Initiation– Heather Friedrich, Curt Rom, Ron Rainey, Luke Freeman, Jennie Popp and Jun Zhu, University of Arkansas
  12. Rednecked Cane Borer and Broad Mite Monitoring and Management – Donn T. Johnson, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas
  13. Raspberry Demonstration and Distillation at the Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station – Marilyn Odneal and Karl Wilker, Missouri State University
  14. Innovative Packaging Technologies to Enhance the Safety and the Quality of Fresh Raspberry – Jeanne S. Peters, Ariane Vasilatis Thomas J. Gianfagna and Kit Yam, Plant Biology and Food Science Departments, Rutgers University
  15. Extending the Market Season with High Tunnel Technology for Organic Blackberry and Raspberry Production — Curt R. Rom, Jason McAfee, Luke Freeman, Heather Friedrich, Donn T. Johnson, and M. Elena Garcia, University of Arkansas
  16. Weed, Water, and Nutrient Management Practices in Organic Blackberries for Processing – Bernadine C. Strik, Renee Harkins, David Bryla, and Gil Buller, Dept. Horticulture, Oregon State University
  1. Prime-Ark®45 in California: Best Practices for Cane Management and Color Reversion Prevention – Ellen Thompson, Pacific Berry Breeding, and John R. Clark, University of Arkansas

HANDOUTS AND ARTICLES

  1. An Innovative Approach to Training Blackberries – Fumiomi Takeda, USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, West Virginia
  2. Hays Berry Farm – Robert Hays, Dumus, Mississippi
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