Northwest Berry Foundation: This non-profit organization strengthens the Northwest berry community through on-farm research, collecting and disseminating information, and coordinating the recovery of fruit that would otherwise go to waste.
USDA – Agriculture Research Service – Horticultural Crops Research Unit: The scientific in-house research agency for the USDA. Their job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.
Oregon State University – College of Agriculture Services – Department of Horticulture: Oregon has a diverse, economically important berry crop industry with about 24,000 acres harvested for a farm gate value of over $200 million. Berry crops, including blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and kiwi fruit, are grown on over 1000 family farms in Oregon. Blueberry and blackberry acreage continues to grow with new growers requiring basic information on all aspects of production. The berry crops research and statewide extension program provides outreach and engagement programs and applied research to help growers remain economically viable in this global berry market. Educational and research programs focus on methods of improving production efficiency in berry crops, particularly developing economical production systems that improve yield and quality, nutrient management, and organic production systems.
Oregon State University – College of Ag Services – Dept of Horticulture – Berry Crops Production Systems Program: Searches for ways to diversify crops, products, markets, and value-added enterprises to keep profits on the farm and in rural communities. Collaborative partnerships and interdisciplinary research with industry leaders, the USDA Northwest Center for Small Fruit Research (NCSFR), and the OSU- USDA Cooperative Berry Crop Breeding Program have benefited industries in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S., and the world.
Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center: Oregon State University’s only agriculture field research station located in the northwestern part of the state. They serve farmers in the seven county north valley area and focus their research and education on the region’s most important crop systems: nurseries and greenhouses, fresh vegetables and specialty seed crops, berries and small fruit, Christmas trees, and small commercial farms. In addition, NWREC is the location for the state’s only IR-4 Pesticide Registration program working with agricultural crops throughout Oregon.
- OSU Extension Publication: Strawberry Nutrient Management Guide for Oregon and Washington
- OSU Extension Publication: Strawberry Cultivars for Western Oregon and Washington