Berry Grower Resources

PVGA Berry Growers Facebook Group – a forum for commercial berry growers to share production and marketing challenges and solutions among themselves.  On Facebook, search for PVGA Berry Growers and ask to join the group or click the link above.

Online Info Exchange – PVGA sponsors a monthly get-together for berry growers on the second Monday nigh of the month at 8:00pm.  The meetings are designed to give growers a chance to get time-sensitive updates on current issues from state and regional extension personnel, exchange info with other growers, get answers to their questions, or just listen in or bounce thoughts off of others.  Kathy Demchak is the host.  Calls are open to PVGA members and non-members so spread the word and invite your friends and neighbors to join.
The zoom link is
The call-in numbers are (not toll-free): +1 929 436 2866 (NY), +1 301 715 8592 (DC)   The meeting ID is 830 7702 1881

1-800-PENN-IPM Hotline – Selection 4 (Small Fruit) – Current information updated weekly during the season

Production Guides
The Mid-Atlantic Berry Guide – a comprehensive production guide for commercial growers
Commercial Blueberry Pest Control Recommendations from Rutgers 2022
Low Tunnel Strawberry Production Guide
Strawberry Low Tunnel Production Guide
Raspberry & Blackberry High Tunnel Production Guide

General Berry Information
Cornell Berry Production Information
Tissue Nutrient Analysis for Berry Crops: Getting the Most for Your Money
Frost and Freeze Damage on Berry Crops
High Tunnel Structures: The Basics

Berry Grower Organizations
The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association – an organization of growers, researchers, marketers and others in the caneberry industry.
North American Strawberry Growers Association – an non-profit for strawberry growers

Strawberry Information
Season-Long Strawberry Production with Everbearers for Northeastern Producers
Strategies for Effective Management of Botrytis and Anthracnose Fruit Rot in Strawberries
Be on the Lookout for Neopestalotiopsis on Strawberries
Disease Management Recommendations for Fall-Planted Strawberry Plug Plants
2021 Strawberry Foliar Diseases
2022 Strawberry Crown Root Diseases

Blueberry Information
Keys to Establishing a Successful Blueberry Planting
Blueberry Cane Diseases
The Blueberry Bulletin from Rutgers

Spotted Wing Drosophila Fact Series
Part 1: Overview and Identification
Part 2: Natural History
Part 3: Monitoring
Part 4: Management
2021 Rankings of Insecticides for their performance against Spotted Wing Drosophila

Berry Nurseries
Maplewood Produce Greenhouse 717-532-3278
Nourse Farms, Inc 
Stokes Blueberry Farms & Nursery, Inc
To be expanded in the future