The small fruits research and extension program focuses on sustainability aspects and the use of new technologies to increase the resilience of fruit production in North Carolina and the US. Our program focuses on
(1) strawberry and grape production and nursery systems research
(2) industry outreach and extension
(3) Coming soon: consumer education
We proudly started to serve the muscadine, bunch grapes and strawberry industry in North Carolina in 2017.
Our mission is to provide long-lasting and growth building services and visions to community, grower and industry.
We provide services in the areas of research, consultation, information and engagement. We work in national and international collaborations with industry, researchers, extension agents and specialists.
GRAPES EXTENSION PORTAL
[entomology] Grape Pest Survey – 4th Week of September
This article is our last post for this grape season. Harvest is complete at all of our locations. We caught […]
[entomology] Grape Pest Survey – 3rd Week of September
Our only remaining active locations is our muscadine site in Rowan County. Again, grape berry moth were caught at the […]
STRAWBERRY EXTENSION PORTAL
Replicated Breeding Trial Data Now Online
The NC State University Strawberry Breeding program has put all the yield data that has been collected since 2015 in […]
Weather Advisory Cold Spill: Sit Out in the East, Protect in the West
Dear strawberry community, Tomorrow morning and on Thursday morning to some extent, temperatures will be in many places in the […]
SERVICES AND EXTENSION PORTALS
NCSU Grape Portal
Muscadine and Bunch Grape Portal Updated Information
NCSU Strawberry Portal
Updates and Recommendations for Strawberry Growers
Blackberry & Raspberry Portal
This website is a one-stop shop for agricultural resources pertaining to the production, management and marketing of blackberries and raspberries, often referred to collectively as “caneberries,” “brambles,” “brambleberries” or “bramble fruits.”
The Blueberry Growers Information Portal brings together on one website all the resources pertaining to production, management and marketing of blueberries that a grower will need to be successful.
Grower Forum Muscadine, Bunch Grape, Strawberry
Grower Forums: Trade, Discuss, Learn
Grower Resources Muscadine, Bunch Grape, Strawberry
Collection of national grower resources