The Small Fruit Update

The Small Fruit Update is a weekly resource for the Pacific Northwest berry industry. It features regional crop reports, industry news, pest management, research and industry events.

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The Small Fruit Update

For more than 20 years the Small Fruit Update has been a central channel featuring on-time information such as regional crop reports, seasonal blueberry bud development stages, industry news, pest management tips, weather warnings, and a calendar filled with industry related events.

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SFU: Week 39

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.

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SFU: Week 37

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.

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SFU: Week 36

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.

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SFU: Week 35

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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SFU: Week 34

Small Fruit Update Week 34, 2022

Nutrient sampling time! I get it, most of you are rolling your eyes thinking “Yes, Julie, we know this. You’ve sent plenty of notices in recent weeks”.

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