Washington State University

Small Farms Team

Blackberries

Production
Pest Management
Nursery Plants
Marketing
Economics
Plant Breeding
Food processing


Production

Blackberry Production in Oregon, 1996, Bernadine Strik, Oregon State University. Describes the current cultivars and cultural techniques for trailing types predominantly.

Organic Culture of Bramble Fruits, June 2003, George L. Kuepper, Holly Born & Janet Bachmann, Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA).


Pest Management

Greenbook, free on-line pesticide labels.

Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook, complete on-line guide to all phases of weed control.

An Online Guide to Plant Disease Control, Oregon State University. Excellent color plates.

Pest Management Guide for Commercial Small Fruits. 2009, Washington State University Extension Publications, EB 1491.


Nursery Plants

Cedar Valley Nursery, 3833 McElfresh Road SW, Centralia, WA 360/ 736-7490. Blackberries only come form tissue culture, this firm is the Northwest's supplier.


Marketing

Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission(ORBC), Corvallis, Oregon.

Hurst's Berry Farm, Sheridan, Oregon. Mark Hurst is one of the largest Northwest fresh market fruit buyers. His farm and packing plant are located in North Willamette Valley.


Economics

Market News Reports – Terminal Market Blackberry Fruit Report, USDA Ag Marketing Service.


Plant Breeding

Dr. Chad Finn, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Horticultural Crops Research lab, Corvallis, OR.

Dr. Pat Moore, Washington State University, Western Washington Research and Extension Center, Puyallup, WA.


Food Processing

Northwest Specialty Foods Association. Trade association whose members produce a varied assortment of gourmet foods either grown, made or caught in Oregon to be sold on local, regional, national and worldwide levels.

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