The Small Fruit Update

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What is 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. View the latest edition or access our archive for data on our previous releases before 2024

What is 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. View the latest edition or access our archive for data on our previous releases before 2024 below.

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SFU: Week 45

Small Fruit Update Week 45, 2023

It’s official! Raspberry breeding efforts are moving forward in Washington. Here is a statement from the Washington Red Raspberry Commission releasing the news of the endowment dedicated breeder funding

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SFU: Week 43

Small Fruit Update Week 43, 2023

There are lots of meetings being scheduled right now, including u extension and food safety trainings.. Some of the larger conferences have registration open like the Washington Small Fruit Conference in Lynden, Washington and the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Conference in Corvallis, Oregon, both happening next month.

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SFU: Week 41

Small Fruit Update Week 41, 2023

Fall is upon us with lots of nice colors showing up in the fields. Had a brief last gasp of summer with record temperatures showing up across the Willamette Valley.

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SFU: Week 39

Small Fruit Update Week 39, 2023

This is the final Small Fruit Update before the “off season” biweekly cycle begins. At the end of every field season it feels like we climbed a mountain but this season happens to also be the first field season in the books for the Northwest Berry Foundation (NBF) since the restructuring.

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SFU: Week 38

Small Fruit Update Week 38, 2023

Transition month here in the Pacific Northwest. Lots of juggling meetings in fields to fit everything in. It’s been tricky to get…

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SFU: Week 37

Small Fruit Update Week 37, 2023

Lots of talk about options for the upcoming season planting and I imagine nurseries are starting to get an uptick in conversations about plant needs now.

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SFU: Week 36

Small Fruit Update Week 36, 2023

A series of presentations were part of a WSU 2022 Weather School designed for the agriculture industry. There was a focus on understanding general climate trends as well as best practices and data quality in weather stations.

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SFU: Week 35

Small Fruit Update Week 35, 2023

Blueberry breeders are seeking grower input on breeding trait priorities. Please help them by completing the survey below by Aug. 31.

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SFU: Week 34

Small Fruit Update Week 34, 2023

Last week Willamette Valley temperatures made it to 105°F (40.5°C) with 108°F(42°C) reported in some locations on the east side and southern Oregon.

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SFU: Week 33

Small Fruit Update Week 33, 2023

It’s always so hard to dodge the effects of heat. While it’s not at 2021 heat dome high temperatures, it is significant all the same.

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SFU: Week 32

Small Fruit Update Week 32, 2023

We are into late season fruit. The shift into the next plant growth cycle is happening before our very eyes.

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SFU: Week 31

Small Fruit Update Week 31, 2023

The heatwave predicted this week has tapered off slightly in the Willamette Valley but those temperatures will still affect insects like SWD, not to mention fruit quality.

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