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 31

Small Fruit Update Week 31, 2022

After 3 days above 90°F/ 32°C, the PNW is in an official heatwave. Please use any and all cooling methods to keep your crop in the best condition for harvest post-heat.

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SFU: Week 29

Small Fruit Update Week 29, 2022

Fruit is coming off, and preliminary reports are that strawberry yields are about average. It’s too early to tell for other fruits but blueberries..

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SFU: Week 28

Small Fruit Update Week 28, 2022

Why does it feel like harvest creeps up, even on delayed years like this? This week is heavy with overlapping strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry harvests.

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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 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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