Growing Raspberries and Blackberries: From Planting to Harvest
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. With some practice and experience, you'll produce and manage a good crop from year to year.
- Commercial growers
- Avid home gardeners
- Know the growth habits of different kinds of brambles
- Identify what cultivars you want to use
- Know the basic requirements of brambles
- Have a basic foundation for diagnosing bramble problems
- Understand and be able to predict the financial health of your operation
Some courses also provide credits that can go towards professional certifications. None of the online courses offer credits that can go on a college transcript.
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Rich Marini, Ph.D.