Jun 10, 2020
Machine harvest workshop for fresh market blueberries set for June 15

Oregon State University’s Wei Yang will make an online presentation about using the over-the-row machine harvester for harvesting fresh market blueberries.

With the challenges of harvesting labor and the ongoing pandemic, we face an unprecedented blueberry harvesting season in 2020. There is an increasing desire for using machines to harvest fresh market blueberries in our industry. With the advancement in harvester and packing technology, machine harvesting for fresh market blueberries is becoming possible.

Yang, Oregon State University’s (OSU) blueberry Extension agent has been conducting research on machine harvesting for fresh market blueberries since 2015.

In a webinar hosted by the Oregon Blueberry Commission he will share his insights on how to reduce berry bruising damage while using over-the-row (OTR) harvesters for fresh market.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
June 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Register in advance here for this meeting.

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