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'Abion' strawberries and 'Polka' (left) and 'Josephine' raspberries (right) at Penn State's High Tunnel facility.
Growing Raspberries and Strawberries in Containers - Articles Articles
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) High and Low Tunnel Berry Project Update #1—information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers. More
Photo 1. Early symptom of orange rust. Photo: K. Demchak
Bramble Disease - Managing Orange Rust - Articles Articles

Bramble Disease - Managing Orange Rust

Kathy Demchak, mahfuzur rahman

Orange rust, Gymnoconia nitens, is a systemic disease, any plants propagated from infected plants will also be infected. More
Different dormant plant sizes. Photo: K. Demchak, Penn State
Strawberry Establishment - Planting and Other Basics - Articles Articles
A successful strawberry planting hinges on getting the basics right at planting time. If you can pay attention to the basics, you are well on your way to having a vigorous planting. More
NJ 9-2-1 (trialed as NJ 3) was a high-yielding and excellent flavored variety but the berry shape is not typical. Photo: Tim Elkner
Strawberry Cultivars for Plasticulture - Articles Articles

Strawberry Cultivars for Plasticulture

Kathy Demchak, Timothy Elkner

We collected data on performance of strawberry cultivars in the second harvest year of a plasticulture planting. More
'Malwina' fruit sprouting leaves. Photo: Kathy Demchak
Strawberry Cultivars for Matted-Rows - Articles Articles
We collected data on performance of sixteen cultivars or advanced selections of strawberries in the second harvest year of a matted-row trial. Some were great, and others had a few issues. More
Plant Rotation in the Garden Based on Plant Families
Plant Rotation in the Garden Based on Plant Families - Articles Articles

Plant Rotation in the Garden Based on Plant Families

Kathy Demchak, Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D.

Knowing what family a plant belongs to can be useful in making decisions about rotating plants for managing pests and soil fertility in the garden. More
Strawberries on Matted Row
Strawberry Production - Articles Articles

Strawberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The high value of strawberries creates potential for sizable profit from a small planting; however, the potential for serious problems also exists. More
Source: Mary Ann Hansen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org
Bramble Disease - Spur Blight - Articles Articles
Red and purple raspberries are more affected by spur blight, Didymella applanata, than black raspberries. Blackberries appear to be immune. More
Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 3: Monitoring
Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 3: Monitoring - Articles Articles
This article explains how to monitor for spotted wing drosophila, an invasive vinegar (fruit) fly first detected in Pennsylvania in 2011, using traps. More
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Spotted Wing Drosophila, Part 2: Natural History - Articles Articles
This article provides information on the environmental, host plant, and feeding preferences and life cycle of the spotted wing drosophila. More
Source: SCRI-Dundee , Scottish Crop Research Institute, Bugwood.org
Bramble Diseases - Viruses - Articles Articles
Virus diseases can seriously damage brambles, especially raspberries, and can affect the lifetime of a planting. More
Blueberry Diseases - Virus Control
Blueberry Diseases - Virus Control - Articles Articles
Blueberries are susceptible to a number of virus and virus-like diseases. More
Raspberry Mosaic Virus. Photo by K. Demchak.
Bramble Diseases - Virus Control - Articles Articles
Control measures for virus diseases in brambles are aimed mainly at removing sources of the virus from within and around the planting. More
Strawberry Disease - Verticillium Wilt
Strawberry Disease - Verticillium Wilt - Articles Articles
Verticillium wilt of strawberry, caused by the soilborne fungus Verticillium albo-atrum, infects more than 300 kinds of cultivated plants. More
Bramble Disease - Verticillium Wilt
Bramble Disease - Verticillium Wilt - Articles Articles
Verticillium wilt is caused by two common soilborne fungi (Verticillium dahliae and Verticillium albo-atrum) that have a wide host range and attack more than 300 woody and herbaceous plants. More
Source: SCRI-Dundee , Scottish Crop Research Institute, Bugwood.org
Strawberry Disease - Red Stele - Articles Articles
Red stele, or red core, Phytophthora fragariae, is the most serious disease of strawberry in areas with cool, moist soil conditions. More
Red Raspberries
Red Raspberry Production - Articles Articles

Red Raspberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Raspberry production is well suited to small farms, as a small area of raspberries can provide significant income and equipment needs for an acre or so of raspberries are not great. More
Spotted Wing Drosophila Part 1: Overview and Identification
Spotted Wing Drosophila Part 1: Overview and Identification - Articles Articles
This article provides information and photos to aid in identifying spotted wing drosophila, an invasive vinegar fly that was found in the Northeast in 2011. More
Spotted Wing Drosophila Part 4: Management
Spotted Wing Drosophila Part 4: Management - Articles Articles
This article provides information on managing spotted wing drosophila with cultural and chemical management practices. More
Photo by Kathy Demchak.
Strawberry Disease - Powdery Mildew - Articles Articles
Powdery mildew, Sphaerotheca macularis, occurs on a wide range of hosts and almost everywhere the strawberry is grown. More
Source: André Bolay, St. Fédér. de Recherches Agronomiques de Changins, Bugwood.org
Raspberry Disease - Phytophthora Root Rot - Articles Articles
Phytophthora root rot, Phytophthora species, is now regarded as a major cause of declining red raspberry plantings. More
Source: Edward Beasley, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Blueberry Disease - Mummy Berry - Articles Articles
Mummy berry, Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, is the most serious and widespread disease of highbush, lowbush, and rabbiteye blueberries. It is most serious following moist, spring weather conditions. More
Bramble Disease - Mosaic Virus
Bramble Disease - Mosaic Virus - Articles Articles
Mosaic affects all raspberries but seldom affects blackberries. The mosaic virus complex overwinters in infected plants and is spread by aphids. More
Source: Frank Louws, NCSU.
Strawberry Disease - Leather Rot - Articles Articles
Leather, or crown rot, Phytophthora cactorum, infection is favored by warm, wet weather and poorly drained soil. The fungus attacks berries in the field at all stages of growth. More
Source: Edward Sikora, Auburn University, Bugwood.org
Strawberry Disease - Leaf Spots - Articles Articles
A wide array of leaf spots infect strawberries, including birds-eye leaf spot, black leaf spot, septoria leaf spot, cercospora leaf spot, alternaria leaf spot, red spot, and angular leaf spot. More
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