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A scientist puts a clamp on trellis wire and blackberry cane

 Image Number D4166-1

ARS horticulturist Fumiomi Takeda has developed a new cane-management method for primocane-fruiting blackberries to increase yield and change their harvesting time. Primocane-fruiting blackberries are cultivated to produce fruit from summer to fall on canes that emerged earlier in spring on first year growth. Here Takeda is clamping the primocanes of 'Prime-Ark 45' on a trellis wire so they can be bent and grow along the trellis horizontally instead of growing straight up.


Photo by Peggy Greb.


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