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Farmbytes: high tunnel raspberry basics

Learn about planting layout, spacing, cultivated varieties and more.

Key points in growing raspberries in high tunnels

  • High tunnel raspberry production can improve yields and berry quality.
  • Proper layout, design and cultivar selection will improve the success of the enterprise.
  • Carefully think through and plan how you will manage spotted wing drosophila; good cultural practices (i.e., not leaving berries on the ground), traps to detect, physical barriers and pesticides should be used or considered as components of your management.

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Raspberry production in high tunnels

Recommendations including cultivar selection, weeds, insects, site preparation, planting, pruning, thinning, temperature, economics and more. 

U of M fruit production resources

Recommendations for Minnesota, production practices, pest management and marketing raspberries.


Integrated pest management information from U of M.

The berry diagnostic tool

You can't treat a problem until you know what's causing it. Try this diagnostic tool from Cornell University.

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) – how to stop a proliferate pest?

From the Good Fruit Grower, the unique challenges to controlling SWD and current research efforts.

Dealing with spotted wing drosophila in organic fruit production 

Recent update to management recommendations with information on high tunnels from Michigan State University.

Jake Overgaard, Extension educator

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