Berry Crops

Organic Ouachita blackberries grown for fresh market
Organic Ouachita blackberries grown for fresh market
6 foot deep trenches were dug in the organic blackberry field to study root distribution in Marion and Black Diamond
6 foot deep trenches were dug in the organic blackberry field to study root distribution in Marion and Black Diamond
Frost protection in action in kiwi field
Frost protection in action in kiwi field
Ice protects sensitive green kiwi shoot tips
Ice protects sensitive green kiwi shoot tips
Fall mornings in the blackberry fields at NWREC
Fall mornings in the blackberry fields at NWREC
'Liberty' blueberries are harvested from the organic research field
'Liberty' blueberries are harvested from the organic research field
Primocane fruiting raspberries are ripe and ready to harvest
Primocane fruiting raspberries are ripe and ready to harvest

New! Fresh Market Blackberry Cost Study

Costs of Producing Erect Blackberry in Organic Production for Fresh Market

 A new study is available on the costs and returns of establishing and maintaining erect blackberry (e.g., ‘Ouachita’) for organic production in Oregon. The information used for this cost study came from organic research trial results at Oregon State University and grower experience. The cost study was developed by Olya Rysin, Dept. Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University and Bernadine Strik, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University. We appreciate the valuable input from our grower collaborators, Javier Fernandez-Salvador (Ph.D. candidate), and Amanda Vance (Faculty Research Assistant). This study was part of a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Formula Grant no. OREI 2010-01940; ORE00409).

 This cost study is provided in excel file format where growers can edit the numbers to make it more relevant for their situation. Please refer to the “Cover” and “Assumptions” sheets in the file for more information – Bernadine Strik, Extension Berry Crops Professor, OSU

See What We Are Working On

Berry Crop Production Systems & Breeding-          Bernadine Strik

Blueberry Extension and Research- Wei Yang

Upcoming events:

Mark your calendars for our summer berry field days!

Blueberry Field Day: July 8, 1-5pm (Click here for agenda)

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