Berry Growing Articles

  • Introducing Dr. Beatrice Amyotte, Small Fruit Germplasm Development Program

    The berry breeding program at the Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC) Kentville Research and Development Centre in Kentville, Nova Scotia, is now the Small Fruit Germplasm Development Program. The new approach to plant breeding will allow the fruit industry to be more involved in the release of new Canadian varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and grapes that are developed ...

  • Start Thinking About This Season’s Blueberry Crop: Keep Birds Away

    Start with bird scare tactics Try building netting barriers Use chemical treatments Nothing can ruin delicious blueberry muffins, pancakes or jams more than not having blueberries. Keeping your blueberry crops safe is of the utmost importance for the economy (and our tastebuds). Avian Enterprises sheds some light on which methods work or don’t work to save ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Blueberry Farm Bird Protection Tips

    It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! The leaves are turning green, the sun is staying out later and the birds have migrated north for the summer. Well, if you’re a blueberry farmer, you know that the latter may cause some headaches for your prosperous berries. Birds, like humans, love the taste of these berries and will go to great lengths to get their fair share of the tasty ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Top 5 Methods to Protecting Cherries from Birds

    Not only do humans like to snack on cherries, but birds do, too! Birds love cherries as a food source, even before they are ripe. A mixture of preventative methods should be implemented to keep pesky birds away from your precious cherries. Follow these tips for the best ways to protect your cherry crops or trees from birds: 1. Install Netting One effective way ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Ontario Horticulture Research Priority Report 2016

    Sector Consultation The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association partnered with Vineland to host a research strategy workshop in November 2014 with the goal of defining the top five research priorities for each crop group. Grower organizations were invited to nominate two representatives to participate on their behalf and a number of researchers from relevant fields were invited to ...

  • Biopesticides Examined for Role in Field Production

    Biopesticides deserve respect. Once derided as snake oil, today’s products have proven benefits in suppressing pest organisms. Whether they activate plant defenses, parasitize or inhibit pathogen growth or make the environment less favourable to disease, they can play an integral role in crop protection. While the greenhouse sector first excelled at incorporating biopesticides in controlled ...

  • How to Grow Berries in the Backyard

    Buying fruit from the grocery store can be expensive! Berries can be especially expensive because they have a quick expiration date and require extra care so they do not get damaged. Growing your own berries is easier than you think and can save you money in the long run. These tips for how to grow berries can help you make the most of your own personal berry garden. Growing Tips for ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Drying Blueberries by Different Drying Methods

    Sun drying, hot air drying, microwave drying, freeze drying, vacuum drying, vacuum-belt drying, and osmotic drying, among these dehydration technologies, you can choose a appropriate method for dehydrating blueberries. Hot air circulation drying oven for blueberries Hot air circulation drying oven is a kind of ...


    By Azeus Food Machinery

  • Equilibrium and kinetic study on chromium (VI) removal from simulated waste water using gooseberry seeds as a novel biosorbent

    Gooseberry seed (Phyllanthus acidus) was used as an adsorbent to determine its feasibility for the removal of Cr(VI). Various parameters such as pH, temperature, contact time, initial metal concentration and adsorbent dosage were investigated to determine the biosorption performance. Equilibrium was attained within 60 minutes and maximum removal of 96% was achieved under the optimum conditions at ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • Peat restoration – the key solution for large peat-fires in Russia - Case Study

    Thanks to an active and laborious fire-fighting operation the recent peat and forest fires in Tver Province were localised and the region was saved from events becoming as dramatic as in 2010 when dense smoke haze covered the city of Moscow for weeks. Still, the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Calibrating frozen products

    Frozen products are processed to an exact size for further processing in the food industry to ensure consistent quality in the final product. Object: plant for calibration (size reduction) of frozen fruits, berries and vegetables Industry: semi-processed foods Objective: frozen products are processed to an exact size for further processing in the food industry to ensure consistent ...


    By Gericke

  • Clock House Farm: optimising growing conditions and irrigation efficiency in high volume soft fruit production - Case Study

    Clock House farm nestles in the rolling hills of Kent a few miles south of Maidstone in the UK. The expansive 250 acre farm grows a variety of fruit, including strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Development of fabrication technique in nano–scale resveratrol by collagen

    Resveratrol (3,5,4′–trihydroxy–trans–stilbene, RSV), is found in various plants, including grapes, berries and peanuts. It is also present in wines, especially red wines. RSV has potent antioxidant, anti–inflammatory, and chemo–protective properties used as a biologically active supplement in the prophylaxis of myocardial infarction, diabetes, and tumours. The aim of this study was using ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using coir as a growing susbstrate - sustainably and ethically

    Manufactured from the inner husk of coconuts, coir is, but its very nature, produced in distant, and often developing, countries. This means that there is also an ethical slant to consider, as well as the question of shipping costs and carbon use. As retailers apply more pressure on their suppliers to focus on sustainability and ethics, these points are becoming increasingly important. Growers ...


    By Botanicoir Ltd

  • An optimal harvest date prediction tool for long–term storage of red currants

    Harvesting at the optimal time is critical for a high quality product destined for long–term storage. Still, there are insufficient tools to determine optimal harvest date. In this work, we present a very practical optimal harvest date tool based on a model developed several years ago and tested with several crops such as cherries, peaches, and nectarines. We have developed and validated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Let the kids go wild outdoors

    A number of international studies have shown that children in developed nations spend an average of 55 hours a week indoors using electronics. Even though this means that the youth in these countries are techno-savvy, it often results in them spending less and less time outdoors. How do we change this, and get our kids to experience the wonders of nature, develop creativity and learn to ...


    By green24

  • Hielscher Ultrasonics: Ultrasound in vinegar manufacturing

    Ultrasonics in Maufacturing ans Aging of Vinegar The ultrasonic mixing technology is used in manifold ways in food and beverage industry. Hielscher Ultrasonics found a new application in the field of food processing: The sonication of vinegar, which is an important condiment in cuisine. The production ...


    By Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH

  • Analysis of scaling-up resistances from leaf to canopy using numerical simulations

    A multi-layer model, combining Lagrangian dispersion at the canopy level with Ohm's Law analogy at the leaf level, was used in numerical simulations to assess the leaf-to-canopy scale translation of surface resistances. The model produced unique profiles of fluxes and scalar concentrations that satisfied both the dispersion and leaf models. Environmental factors and canopy architecture were ...

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