The Small Fruit Archive

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

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SFU: Week 24

Small Fruit Update Week 24, 2023

Growers and field reps are reading my mind as they call asking the same question: what’s going on with Spotted Wing Drosophila this season?

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SFU: Week 25

Small Fruit Update Week 25, 2022

Hello Junuary… Nothing like starting strawberry harvest with dirty, slug infested, and now split berries. Someone turn the rain off, please!

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SFU: Week 25

Small Fruit Update Week 25, 2023

A relatively new disease called Orange Rust has been spreading in Oregon blackberries. It is important that all blackberry growers scout for it and act if found.

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SFU: Week 26

Small Fruit Update Week 26, 2022

Like the weather, insect populations have been strangethis year. Lygus bugshave been found in beneficial habitats and strawberry fields as early as April

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SFU: Week 26

Small Fruit Update Week 26, 2023

There isn’t one Oregon grower that is anywhere near happy with their strawberry yields or fruit size of any variety other than the unnamed selection ORUS 2678-1.

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SFU: Week 27

Small Fruit Update Week 27, 2023

We’ve just found our first SWD larvae in Kotata blackberry fruit. This field had consistently high adult trap catches for weeks prior to the larvae infestation and was in a hot spot location.

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