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 Archive

Access our archive for data on our previous releases before 2024.

SFU: Week 21

Small Fruit Update Week 21, 2024

I was really hoping to delay this discussion for as long as possible since it tends to be the biggest thorn in a grower’s side. But, let’s talk Spotted Wing Drosophila

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SFU: Week 20

Small Fruit Update Week 20, 2024

Why does it feel like I’m jinxing the entire industry when Capital Press calls to ask me for my opinion on something berry related?

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SFU: Week 19

Small Fruit Update Week 19, 2024

Remember the Endangered Species Act mitigation measures workshops that were happening last month? We have room in the follow-up 2-day workshop

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SFU: Week 18

Small Fruit Update Week 18, 2024

Virus testing shout out- Calling all Oregon and Washington Strawberry and Blueberry growers: lookout for blueberry fields with Scorch-like plant symptoms…

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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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SFU: Week 16

Small Fruit Update Week 16, 2024

The bloom weather window has recently dried out but that isn’t to say the recent wet weather conditions should be ignored.

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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 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 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 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 11

Small Fruit Update Week 11, 2024

Welcome to the weekly newsletter series. Blueberry bud development photos are getting a shake up this year.

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SFU: Week 10

Small Fruit Update Week 10, 2024

Let’s talk about the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). Many US based businesses are aware of the federal PACA license that allows processors to get …

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