Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm
In 2006, a study was initiated at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm (ARF) to evaluate the potential for growing high-value floricane and primocane type raspberries and blackberries in a high tunnel. The objectives were to determine if a high tunnel could be used to improve over-wintering of cold sensitive floricane types, and if the harvest season of primocane types could be advanced far enough ahead that they could replace the floricane types in such a production system. A second objective was to determine if these crops could be grown in a high tunnel without pesticides or minimum pesticide usage. This report summarizes the results for the 2009 through 2011growing seasons.
Iowa State University
Domoto, Paul A.; Nonnecke, Gail R.; Havlovic, Bernard J.; Riesselman, Leah B.; Breach, Dave; and Naeve, Linda L., "High Tunnel Bramble Production" (2012). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 7.