Crop Profile for Raspberries in Canada - January 2007 (63 pp) - Synopsis
Raspberries (Rubus spp.) are members of the Rosaceae (rose) family. Although raspberry species produce fruit of various shades of red, black, yellow and purple, red raspberries (Rubus idaeus) form the majority of the commercial crop. Raspberries are produced commercially in all provinces of Canada, but the majority of production is in British Columbia (83%), followed by Quebec (10%) and Ontario (5%).
The Crop Profile for Raspberry provides an overview of production and pest management practices for raspberry in Canada. Information is provided on abiotic factors affecting its growth. The biology of key disease, insect and mite and weed problems is presented as well as cultural, chemical and alternative methods of control. Detailed information is provided in tabular form on pest occurrence, integrated pest management options and registered pesticides available to growers.
Grower issues/gaps in pest management, identified through stakeholder consultations are described in each of the three main sections (disease, insect and mite and weed) and under each pest description. Research contacts and references used in the production of the document are listed at the end of the profile.
Limited crop production and market statistics are provided in the profile to give context to the economic importance of the commodity. For more detailed statistics pertaining to the crop, the reader is referred to Statistics Canada.
The Crop Profile for Raspberry is not intended for use as a crop production guide. Please refer to provincial ministry of agriculture websites and crop specialists for detailed information on crop production and pest management in a specific region.
This profile is based on a report prepared under contract (01B68-3-0042) by:
Janice Elmhirst, Elmhirst Diagnostics and Research, Abbottsford, BC.
Pest management data was collected by focus groups through the Canadian Expert Poll on Crop Protection conducted in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec in 2005.
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