Recent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses have increased public awareness of food contamination. Although these outbreaks have been linked to other products, take steps to avoid contamination of your crop. Contaminated produce can lead to significant financial loss.
Growers of all sizes should abide by Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). By implementing GAPs, growers minimize food safety hazards. More information on GAP practices and how to become certified can be found at the NC Cooperative Extension Service’s Good Agricultural Practices web page.
For information specific to caneberries, refer to the NC Cooperative Extension Service’s Good Agricultural Practices for the Production of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry factsheet.
Publication date: Nov. 2, 2015
Other Publications in Southeast Regional Caneberry Production Guide
- Site Selection
- Site Preparation, Planting, and Establishment
- Plant Growth
- Pruning and Training
- Trellis Systems
- Tunnel Production
- Water Management
- Integrated Pest Management and Pollination
- Fertility Management
- Fruit Development
- Harvesting and Postharvest Management
- Handling to Avoid Contaminants
- Appendix 1. Nematode Diagnostic Services
- Appendix 2. Fertility and Nutrients
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