Since 2014, we’ve filled gaps in service offerings and research for NW berry growers, helping to support a strong small fruit industry in the Pacific Northwest.
The Northwest Berry Foundation exists to strengthen the NW berry industry through on-farm research, grower education and information sharing, and reducing food waste.
Last year (2018) in Review: highlights
Produced more than 50 issues of the Small Fruit Update, facilitating the flow of information and research between industry organizations, researchers and berry producers
Conducted applied research on the use of drones to monitor pest and diseases in berry crops
Conducted on-farm trials of blackberry, raspberry, and black raspberry cultivars.
Assisted in the monthly production of the U.S Highbush Blueberry Council’s industry e-newsletter
Launched the pilot program of the Berry Recovery Project, resulting in seven berry producers donating more than 6,000 pounds of surplus fresh and processed berries to food insecure neighbors
Hosted three educational workshops, helping more than 250 growers access the latest research and industry updates
Surveyed SW Washington and Oregon caneberry fields for the presence and impact of rose stem girdler.