Dr Barney Interview, Part Two

Continuation of the interview with Dr Danny Barney on the western huckleberry: 5.  Why did you choose to pursue domesticating the huckleberry and why did you stop? Dr Barney:  Being a native of Idaho, I grew up picking huckleberries in late summer and autumn, as did my father, grandfather, and their grandfathers. The fruit is […]

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Dr Barney Interview on the Western Huckleberry

Recently, Dr. Danny L Barney was interviewed by Jenna Pittaway, journalism student at the University of Southern California, who is researching the huckleberry for a possible documentary. Here are his responses to questions relating to western huckleberries: 1.  What does it mean to be domesticated and why is the huckleberry considered undomesticated? Dr Barney: Western […]

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Update on Dr. Barney’s Huckleberry Research

Many of you know of Dr. Dan Barney’s huckleberry research.  If not, the International Wild Huckleberry Association followed his research until the UI closed his center in 2010 (See Dr. Barney’s Research). Dr. Barney research, since 2004 (as documented on our site), resulted in finding successful methods to propagate the wild huckleberry from the norther […]

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Huckleberry Pickers Not Allowed in Some Areas!

As you know, we sell huckleberry picking rakes.  Rakes can increase your yield 4 to 10 times in the same amount of time as picking by hand.  Our rakes, in particular, are light weight and easy to use. (If you want more info on our huckleberry rakes, check out our website, Huckleberry Rake. where you […]

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Dr. Barney’s Research Reports – July 21, 2009

I finished harvesting the breeder plants and evaluated a few thousand more seedlings. Three of the selections continued to be outstanding and another very good. If possible, I want to release these by 2012 or sooner. A few selections had only limited numbers of fruit, but quite large. They’ll serve as parents for more crosses. […]

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Press Release: For Closure of Research and Extension Centers – February 4, 2009

Contacts: John Hammel, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences dean, (208) 885-7694, calsdean@uidaho.edu; Bill Loftus, CALS science writer, (208) 885-7694, bloftus@uidaho.edu College Considers Planning Process For Closure of Research and Extension Centers Written by Bill Loftus MOSCOW – The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will involve faculty, staff and stakeholder groups […]

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Excerpts from Dr. Barney’s Research Reports – 2008

February 14, 2008 (In response to an information request from Europe) I suggest you visit my website at www.ag.uidaho.edu/sandpoint. We have a great deal of information on the different huckleberry and bilberry species, including how to grow them. The names huckleberry, bilberry, whortleberry, and blueberry are interchangeable and it is not unusual for a single […]

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Excerpts from Dr. Barney’s Research Reports – 2007

March 5, 2007 I have been asked by the Forest Service to give a presentation at the Mt. Adams Ranger District on March 12. They are planning a large restoration project in the Sawtooth Berry Fields to enhance huckleberry colonies. The Forest Service has also agreed to let me spend a six month sabbatical in […]

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