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The Future of Wild Huckleberries

On the heals of the story of Joe Culbreth’s success in growing huckleberry plants, Saveur Magazine published the following article, on the future of wild huckleberries, noting our organization and website: These Beloved Wild Berries Are in Danger From Habitat Destruction—But They Refuse to Be Tamed Every year, huckleberry obsessives eagerly await the start of […]

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Taming the Wild Huckleberry

If you did not already see the article, Malcolm, from the International Wild Huckleberry Association, was interviewed by Cara Giaimo for a recent article on the Atlas Obsura website: Will We Ever Tame The Wild Huckleberry? …The Pacific Northwest takes huckleberries very, very seriously. Starting in July, droves of huckleberry hounds fall on state parks […]

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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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Huckleberries in the News – August 7, 2010

Huckleberries: The Treasure State’s berried treasure Great Falls Tribune “I’ve always said if you can stand the walking, the mosquitoes, the bears, the cougars and the bugs, you can pick huckleberries,” she said. “I just love it. … Where in Oregon can I find wild huckleberries? – Yahoo! Answers Preferably free for the pickin’ or […]

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Huckleberries in the News – Week of March 21, 2010

How much iron is there in huckleberries? – True Knowledge What is the total amount of Iron, the metallic element with chemical symbol Fe and atomic number 26 in huckleberries, the food? Non Timber Forest Products idea Lakes District News “For example huckleberries need some light, but not too much light, … “From this information […]

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Huckleberries in the News – Week of November 15

Five pints at a time Daily Inter Lake – Kalispell,MT,USA The shop, which has been a fixture on Electric Avenue in Bigfork for 30 years, is inside a quaint house featuring huckleberry decorations on the front porch … American Indian Food: Huckleberries Plants were important to the Plateau tribes. They gathered over 130 different plants. […]

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Huckleberries in the News – Week of September 13

R&E center’s fate in community’s hands Bonner County Daily Bee – Sandpoint,ID,USA He also works extensively with berries (including developing domestic huckleberries) and also with fruit crops. It also is possible that Barney would Larry Lyons: Solving the great huckleberry mystery Niles Daily Star – Niles,MI,USA In last week’s column I mentioned attending a Potawatomi […]

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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 Dan Barney’s Research Reports – Early 2009

January 20, 2009 I’m still here. Officially, I leave on 1 April. When I actually can get into the Sawtooth depends on the snow levels. Between now and April 1, I will also be taking 10 days off for annual leave. It’s either use it or lose it and I can use the time to […]

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