The Small Fruit Archive
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View all previous editions of The Small Fruit Update dated from January – December 2022.
Small Fruit Update Week 52, 2022
The Northwest Berry Foundation is dedicated to continuing Toms legacy into the future, and 2023 will be a year of changes, some of which are already in process. These are our newest changes.
Small Fruit Update Week 50, 2022
Nothing tops the berry community in the Pacific Northwest. The outpouring of kind words about Tom over the last two weeks has been a bittersweet comfort.
Small Fruit Update Week 48, 2022
It is with deep sadness that we announce Tom Peerbolt’s passing on Friday, November 18th at the age of 71.
Small Fruit Update Week 46, 2022
It’s no secret that our industry has been under dramatic change for the last few years. We all had to get out of our comfort zones and pivot in our communication methods so we are always providing on-time and relevant content.
Small Fruit Update Week 44, 2022
It’s Meeting Season! What I tend to relate to the official kickoff of the meeting season usually includes the multiple commission research reviews/meetings which were held over the last couple weeks.
Small Fruit Update Week 42, 2022
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Anna Peerbolt on Sunday, October 2nd. Prior to retirement, she worked alongside Tom Peerbolt for several decades.
Small Fruit Update Week 40, 2022
There aren’t many people in this world that will gamble on the weather to make a living.
Small Fruit Update Week 39, 2022
Micah Weiss, A board member here at Northwest Berry Foundation, has recently joined the USHBC Leadership Program! Find out more about this new project in the most recent USHBC podcast.
Small Fruit Update Week 38, 2022
How about the weather last week? It’s always nail-biting when the wind/heat/low humidity combo shows up at this time of year.
Small Fruit Update Week 37, 2022
Many locations in the PNW have met, if not surpassed, the record number of over90F (32.2C) and 100F (37.7C) degree days, and I’m seeing the signs in berry fields.
Small Fruit Update Week 36, 2022
Spotted Wing Drosophila + late season fruit = SWD larvae plague the fruit.I do think the heat waves have put a damper on populations but it’s been hard to gauge this season.
Small Fruit Update Week 35, 2022
A grower recently left me with a final line in a quick email: “What a crazy season. ” It raised a 100 questions but now isn’t the time to ask.
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