Growing Raspberries and Blackberries: From Planting to Harvest

This course prepares you to grow berries, from choosing varieties, to planting, to handling pests and diseases. Growing can be rewarding and profitable.
Growing Raspberries and Blackberries: From Planting to Harvest - Online Courses
Skill Level: Beginner
Length of Access: 365 days
Sections: 4
Length: 8 hours
Language: English

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Brambles production can be a good fit for small farms, as a small planting can provide significant income, and equipment needs are quite modest. Although berries are susceptible to a number of diseases and insects, many problems can be avoided if the right choices are made before and during planting.

Growing Raspberries and Blackberries will prepare you to navigate these challenges and more. You'll learn what it takes to grow brambles like raspberries and blackberries successfully—from preparing your plantings to marketing your harvest. And you'll learn about management strategies throughout the season, such as proactive practices to help prevent common pests and diseases. This self-paced course features a series of videos, readings, case studies, and interactive practice questions. You'll also take away handouts, including customizable budget sheets. With some practice and experience, you'll produce and manage a good crop from year to year.

Who is this for?
  • Commercial growers
  • Avid home gardeners
  • Homesteaders
What will you learn?

You will learn how to:

  • understand the growth habits of different kinds of brambles
  • identify what cultivars you want to use
  • know the basic requirements of brambles
  • establish a basic foundation for diagnosing bramble problems
  • evaluate the financial health of your operation


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