Washington State University

Small Farms Team

Red Raspberries

Production
Harvesting
Pest Management
Nursery Plants
Marketing
Economics
Greenhouse Production
Plant Breeding
Food Processing
Organic Culture
Postharvest Handling

Production

Crop Profile for Red Raspberries in Washington, January 1999, Geoffrey W. Menzies, good description of growing practices and pest control.

Harvesting

Litau Harvester, is a leading mechanical harvester manufacturer, located in Stayton, OR.

Pest Management

Greenbook, a free listing of pesticide labels.

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

IPM in Raspberries – A guidebook, March 2000, Craig MacConnell, WSU Extension, Whatcom County.

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

Red Raspberry Crop Profile for Oregon, 1999, USDA Office of Pest Management Policy. Excellent over-view of the raspberry industry.

Red Raspberry Crop Profile for Washington, 1999, USDA Office of Pest Management Policy. Excellent over-view of the raspberry industry in Washington.

A Guide for Sampling and Decision-Making for Key Raspberry Pests in Northwest Washington, 1998, Geoffrey Menzies and Craig MacConnell. Excellent key to Northwest pests and diseases. Numerous color plates.

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

Berry Diagnostic Tool, Marvin Pritts, Cornell University. An on-line key to the problems that occur with raspberries. Has color plates.

Nursery Plants

Ken Spooner Farms, a leading nursery plant supplier in the Northwest, has all of the currently grown cultivars, as well as some of the new selections from the breeding programs.

Sakuma Brothers Farms, Inc., in Burlington WA, also carries a full line of Northwest cultivars.

Weeks Berry Nursery. 2001. Wholesale only, in Salem, Oregon.

Marketing

Washington Red Raspberry Growers Commission, Lynden WA, contact is Henry Bierlink at 360/ 354-8767.

Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission, this is the grower commission for 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.

Cascadian Farms, located in Sedro Woolley, Washington this company is major buyer, and manufacturer of certified organic red raspberries.

Economics

Years 2006–2008 Berry acreage, production, and value, July 2009, USDA, statistics provided for both Oregon and Washington.

Berries and Vines: Planning for Profit Enterprise Budgets, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food; costs of production, and potential returns for berry crops.

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

Greenhouse Production

Washington Raspberry Grower Savors Early Hothouse Success, 2003, The Packer Newspaper.

Greenhouse Red Raspberry Production in the Pacific Northwest, March 2001, Chaim Kempler, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre.

Winter Raspberry Production in Greenhouses, Cornell University, great pictures!

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.

Breeding Raspberries for Pest Resistance, April, 2001, Dr. Pat Moore, WSU Puyallup.

Food Processing

Oregon Gourmet Foods. 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.

Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Processors. Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission.

Columbia Empire Farms, Sherwood Oregon, many different types of of berry products.

Organic Culture

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

Postharvest Handling

Tunnel Forced-air Coolers for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. June 1998. H.W. Fraser Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

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