The Small Fruit Archive

Welcome to our Small Fruit Archive! 

View all previous editions of The Small Fruit Update dated from January – December 2022.

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SFU: Week 12

Small Fruit Update Week 12, 2023

Mummy Berry—Heightened Alert:
We’re in a high risk situation in the Willamette Valley for mummy berry infections.
Washington growers hang on to your fuel receipts.

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SFU: Week 12

Small Fruit Update Week 12, 2024

The WSU Red Raspberry Endowed professor position has gone through initial interviews and is now moving onto the more in depth interview process.

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SFU: Week 13

Small Fruit Update Week 13, 2023

Spring into new NBF opportunities!

It’s officially the start of spring and we kickstarted this week by circulating a press release highlighting NBF’s key growth points in the digital landscape over the last year.

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SFU: Week 13

Small Fruit Update Week 13, 2024

I was pleasantly surprised with the discussion and feedback loop that was started during the first of four workshops geared towards the Endangered Species Act stakeholder workshop.

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SFU: Week 14

Small Fruit Update Week 14, 2024

Growing degree days are much farther along than they were one year ago (26 days ahead of 2023) and about 8 days ahead of the typical 30 year average.

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SFU: Week 15

Small Fruit Update Week 15, 2023

The only good thing about having the season delayed by 16 days (21 days when compared to last year at this time) is that growers can informally host folks in their fields.

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SFU: Week 15

Small Fruit Update Week 15, 2024

This spring, the Washington Blueberry Commission is sponsoring free testing for Blueberry Shock Virus (BlShV) and Blueberry Scorch Virus (BlScV).

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SFU: Week 16

Small Fruit Update Week 16, 2023

This sad news hits both sides of the border. Dr. Bernadine Strik passed away on Friday, April 14th. She was first and foremost a friendly face to Pacific Northwest growers and collaborators.

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SFU: Week 17

Small Fruit Update Week 17, 2023

Whether you grow for processing or for fresh, many acres or few, your ideas are needed to help determine the future of strawberry research in Washington.

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SFU: Week 17

Small Fruit Update Week 17, 2024

Since everyone is considering their chemistries for the season, now would be a good time to highlight the USHBC recently released MRL guidance and findings.

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