Indoor Raspberry Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $7,633.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: berries (other)


  • Crop Production: fertigation, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, economic threshold
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    February, March, and April are difficult times for berry producers, and the farmer will initiate a raspberry growing program in greenhouse space that is not otherwise in use. By growing in pots at higher density, and by bringing the berries to market at a time when raspberries are scarce and often imported, the farmer hopes to realize profit and offer a model to other growers. Planned outreach includes farm tours and support from extension.

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