Resources by Jayesh Samtani
|A Longer Marketing Life for Blackberry and Raspberry Fruit||
Caneberries, which include blackberries and raspberries, must be picked when the berries are ripe or nearly ripe to ensure quality. Their thin fruit skin, high respiration rate, and high ethylene production make these berries extremely susceptible to postharvest losses. Although both raspberries and blackberries are considered “soft” fruits, raspberries are slightly more perishable in nature. The raspberry fruit is susceptible to greater moisture loss and fungal infection because of its lack of an outer protective covering (cuticle) and the fact that the raspberry fruit is left with a cavity in the center when detached from the plant.
|May 11, 2015||423-701(HORT-169P)|
|Small Fruit in the Home Garden||
As a general rule, plant selection and production area in a home garden should be limited to what you can properly care for. It is better to have a small, welltended planting area rather than a large, neglected one. Small fruits offer certain advantages over fruit trees for home culture because small fruits require less space for the amount of fruit produced, and they bear fruit one or two years after planting. Success with small-fruit planting will depend on the attention given to all phases of production, including crop and variety selection, site selection, soil management, fertilization, pruning, and pest management.
|Oct 13, 2016||426-840 (HORT-216P)|
|Supermarkets as Alternative Market Outlets for Virginia-Grown Berries||Feb 28, 2019||448-508 (SPES-121NP)|
|2019 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations||
This guide lists vegetable varieties that are available and are adapted to the mid-Atlantic region, gives an overview of cultural practices, and list chemicals recommended to manage pests, diseases and weeds in vegetable crops. New varieties of vegetables are constantly being developed throughout the world. While all efforts are made to have comprehensive lists, not all varieties that are adapted will be listed.
|Jan 25, 2019||456-420 (SPES-103P)|
|Evaluation of Blackberry Varieties in Virginia||
Blackberries (Rubus spp.) are of interest among strawberry and vegetable growers in Virginia looking to diversify their crops. Including blackberries in farm plans could allow these growers to keep their farms and pick-your-own activities open to customers for a longer duration, increasing agritourism and sales; however, Virginia growers lack information on blackberry varieties that perform well in the state.
|Oct 7, 2016||HORT-226P|
|Mixed Infection of Strawberry Mottle Virus and Strawberry Mild Yellow Edge Virus in the Southeastern United States||Oct 25, 2017||HORT-268P|
|Shoppers Guide for Berry Plants in the Mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas||Sep 22, 2017||HORT-270NP|
|Weed Management in Small Fruit Crops||Jan 23, 2018||HORT-286NP|
|A Survey of Strawberry Production Practices in Virginia||Aug 12, 2019||SPES-150P|
|Frost/Freeze Protection in Strawberry||Aug 27, 2018||SPES-56NP|