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TunnelBerries colleagues Maria Cramer, Kathleen Demchak and Richard Marini from Penn State University as well as Tracy Leskey of the USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station recently published their work in HortScience. The team found that red raspberry plants growing in high tunnels have significantly fewer issues with Japanese beetle, particularly if the tunnel plastic is one that reduces UV light transmission.
Congratulations to TunnelBerries colleagues from Michigan State University Eric Hanson, Brent Crain and Josh Moses who recently published in HortScience “Cropping on primocanes and floricanes increases yields of organic raspberries in high tunnels”. Results from this study indicate that fruiting both primocanes and floricanes (double cropping) can produce higher total yields in tunnels that can be sustained from year to year. Floricanes produce earlier in the summer and generally avoid spotted wing drosophila.
“Benefits of growing strawberries under low tunnels” has just been published on the TunnelBerries YouTube channel! Check out this excellent video that discusses the key benefits of growing strawberries under plastic low tunnels in cold climates of North America. Hats off to TunnelBerries colleagues Marvin Pritts and Samantha Willden (Cornell University), Becky Sideman and Kaitlyn Orde (University of New Hampshire) and Kathy Demchak (Penn State University) for developing this excellent low tunnel strawberry production overview!