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  • Everything for professional raspberry cultivation

    Raspberry cultivation is traditionally outdoors, but more and more production is taking place under rain shelters, tunnels and in greenhouses. Raspberries thrive in moisture-retentive, fertile, slightly acidic soil (ideally pH 6.5–6.7), which is well-drained and weed free. They dislike soggy soil and shallow chalky soil.  For best results, plant in a sunny position. They will tolerate light shade, but may produce a smaller crop. 

    Do you want more information how to achieve the sweetest berries?

Mechanical equipment for raspberry cultivation

  • PlantoSys

    PlantoSys is a Dutch company working with Royal Brinkman UK as its distributor. The company develops products to enhance the plant’s own defence mechanisms. Through using salicylic acid and silica the plant’s own defence systems are stimulated. In this way soft fruit in The Netherlands is grown without the use of Paraat and Fenomenal.

    Advantages of the PlantoSys in soft fruits
    Less dropout
    Improved plant resilience
    Better root development

  • Bumblebees

    Bumblebee hives in the greenhouse are a very effective and natural way of pollinating the flowers of your plants. This increases the production and the quality of vegetables or fruits. The bumblebees are doing most of the work, which saves labour and an advantage is that they are less dependent of the weather.

    Advantages of the Bumblebees in soft fruits
    Bumblebees ensure more effective pollination
    Pollination larger and better shaped fruits
    It is much less labour-intensive and therefore cheaper

  • Bio Hopper

    Bio Hopper is an advanced device for eliminating raspberry crop in greenhouse or tunnel conditions. The device can be used for liquidating crops or for seasonal removal of leaves and shoots left over from plant pruning. The Bio Hopper is equipped with transport mats that efficiently transfer the leaves and shoots from the plants into a container or onto a trailer.

    Advantages of the Bio Hopper in soft fruits
     Ensures labour savings
     Old crop is easily removed from the greenhouse
     The Bio Hopper can be folded out, minimising the space needed for storage or transport

  • Pollination of raspberries

    To achieve the highest possible crop yields, it is essential to ensure pollination of the flowers on your farm. Naturally present pollinating insects are often not sufficient for this purpose, so that the targeted use of highly efficient bumblebee colonies is advisable, especially in the colder growing season in raspberry crops.

    The improved pollination performance will keep your farm competitive. 

    In our assortment you will find various bumblebee colonies from the supplier Agrobío. Dark earth bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) are one of the most abundant bumblebee species in Europe and are extremely active and industrious pollinators that can be used even in cooler temperatures.

  • Common raspberry diseases

    Raspberries are particularly commonly affected by fungal diseases. A common problem is infestation with Botrytis cinerea (gray mold rot). However, Phytophthora diseases (especially Phytophthora fragariae and Phytophthora cactorum) are also common in raspberry cultivation. 

    In addition on raspberries, white spot disease, red spot disease, Verticillium wilt and Mucor are problematic diseases that need to be treated in time.

    See the respective disease articles in our Knowledge Center for more information on detection, prevention and treatment.

  • Pests in raspberry cultivation

    Raspberry plants can also be attacked by harmful insects. Thrips on raspberries, cyclamen mites, the raspberry blossom pest and aphids on raspberries are particularly common.

    In our assortment you will find a wide range of sprays for raspberries as well as beneficial insects. We regularly subject our beneficial insects to strict quality controls in order to always offer you the best possible quality. 

    FRESAcontrol, for example, is a product specially developed to control aphids in raspberry crops and contains a mixture of various ichneumon wasps.

Mechanical equipment for raspberry cultivation

Control pests in raspberry plants

Chelates and fertilizers for raspberry growing


About Jan-Paul de Wit, specialist in raspberry cultivation

Jan-Paul de Wit has been a crop protection specialist with a focus on soft fruit cultivation at Royal Brinkman for 8 years. He has a total of 20 years' experience in the horticultural sector and can advise you on the choice of products that are right for you and help you control diseases and pests.

He likes to visit farms to see for himself what the situation is like on site, so that he can give tailor-made advice on how to control diseases and pests as quickly and effectively as possible. Nowadays, this is done primarily through the use of beneficial insects, but also through corrective measures with chemical agents if necessary.

Jan-Paul finds it particularly important to support you proactively and to give personal and comprehensive advice.
If you have any questions for him, please contact him via the contact form below. 

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