Berry Crops

Sunrise over the blueberry breeding field on a snowy morning
Sunrise over the blueberry breeding field on a snowy morning
Kiwi frost protection comes on to protect growing buds in freezing temperatures
Kiwi frost protection comes on to protect growing buds in freezing temperatures
FRA Pat Jones stands tall among the breeding program raspberries
FRA Pat Jones stands tall among the breeding program raspberries
FRA Amanda Vance checks out the development of Elliott blueberries
FRA Amanda Vance checks out the development of Elliott blueberries
Dr. Bernadine Strik helping with machine harvest of black raspberries
Dr. Bernadine Strik helping with machine harvest of black raspberries
'Liberty' blueberries are harvested from the organic research field
'Liberty' blueberries are harvested from the organic research field
Primocane fruiting raspberries ripe and ready to harvest
Primocane fruiting raspberries ripe and ready to harvest

2018 Field Days are Coming...

Save the Date!

Strawberry Open House: June 6th (Click here for agenda)

Caneberry Field Day: July 11th

Blueberry Field Day: July 18th

All events start at 1pm at the NWREC

Enroll in the next offering of the Online Blueberry Physiology, Production Systems, & Management Course!

September 24-November 12, 2018. Register HERE! Learn the fundamentals of blueberry plant physiology and growth, species and types grown and cultivar adaptation, planting establishment, production systems, and important pests to develop successful new plantings or improve the yield and production efficiency of existing planting in this online, instructor-led certificate program offered by Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University.

New! Growing Berries on the Oregon Coast Extension Publication Series!

Live on the coast? Check out these 6 new publications on the best ways to grow your favorite berries! We suggest you start with the overview, then move on to the crop specific guides.

An Overview

Strawberries

Blueberries

Raspberries & Blackberries

Kiwifruit and Table Grapes

Gooseberries, Currants, & other minor berries

 

What's going on with organic blueberry research?

Click here for an update on the 2017 season!

See What We Are Working On

Berry Crop Production Systems & Breeding-          Bernadine Strik

Blueberry Extension and Research- Wei Yang

Resources

  • Costs of Producing Trailing Blackberries for an Organic, Machine-harvested Processed Market. Using information from organic research trial results at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center, costs and returns of establishing and maintaining trailing blackberry (e.g., ‘Marion’ or ‘Black Diamond’) for organic production in Oregon were compiled. The 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.

  • Costs of Producing Erect Blackberry in Organic Production for Fresh Market: This study allows you to evaluate the costs and returns of establishing and maintaining erect blackberry (e.g. ‘Ouachita’) for organic production in Oregon. See the budget program for more information.

Pesticide Updates

2016 Strawberry Open House and Blueberry Field Day featured in OSU Extension YouTube videos: click to view!