This project is led by Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) entomologist, Dr Stephen Quarrell, and involves close collaboration with producers to find out how integrated pest management strategies can be implemented on commercial blackberry farms.
“We can provide interested blackberry growers with sample kits containing all the information required to take part in this project, and it is as simple as collecting 40 red berries from a block of blackberries,” Dr Quarrell said.
The project is funded by Hort Innovation using the research and development Rubus industry levy and funds from the Australian Government, supported with in-kind contributions from TIA.
Here are some of the project updates:
You can watch the video presentation of the redberry mite grower workshop held in Tasmania in November 2018
Article in the Summer 2019 edition of Australian Berry Journal – “‘Doreen’ to lend a helping hand in blackberry crops”