Bernadine C. Strik
Bernadine C. Strik

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Berry crop production
blueberries
Small fruits
blackberries
berry research
Bernadine C. Strik
Professor, Berry Crops

Oregon has a diverse, economically important berry crop industry with about 23,000 acres harvested for a farm gate value of over $123 million in 2011. Berry crops 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. Acreage of strawberry, red and black raspberry, and hardy kiwifruit is relatively stable. Existing growers of all berry crops struggle to remain economically viable in this global market. I have been actively involved and provide leadership for extension and applied research programs to deal with these issues. Our research and extension programs seek to help growers make educated decisions and improve economic viability and sustainability.

In my position (50% Extension; 35% Research; 10% Teaching; 5% Service) I conduct extension educational programs for the commercial berry crop industries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, hardy kiwifruit, and minor berries) from my campus office in the Department of Horticulture, Corvallis. In addition, I am the Berry Crops Research Leader at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (OSU) in Aurora. My research interests focus on whole plant physiology, improving yield and quality, machine harvest efficiency, alternative production practices, plant nutrition, cold hardiness, and organic production systems. I have published many scientific articles on berry crop production and physiology and the extension publications and blueberry pruning video I have co-authored are widely distributed worldwide. I am actively involved in the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the American Society for Horticultural Science. I was chair of the Vaccinium Section of the ISHS for 8 years and co-convened the 9th ISHS Vaccinium Symposium in Corvallis in 2008 and was recently elected chair of the Section for Vine and Berry Fruits of the ISHS. As part of my teaching responsibility, I am the instructor for HORT 452/552 (Berry and Grape Production/physiology) and co-instruct HORT 251 (Fruit Materials) in the Department of Horticulture. Please see my resume and research programs summary for more information.

OSU Campus
North Willamette Research and Extension Center
Department of Horticulture
Department of Horticulture
4017 Ag and Life Sciences Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331-7304
United States
(541) 737-5434

Research

Research Summary (.pdf)

My research areas of focus include study of alternative production systems, whole plant physiology, evaluation of advanced selections in the USDA-ARS & OSU Cooperative Berry Crops Breeding Program, understanding and improving plant nutrition, machine harvest efficiency in caneberries and blueberries, fresh market production, and organic production systems.

In blueberry, one of our goals is to develop organic production systems that maximize plant growth, yield, and fruit quality; facilitate weed, water and nutrient management; and provide economic benefit to growers. We have a one-acre certified organic planting at the NWREC.

Other research projects in blueberry include the impact of hand-harvest frequency on yield, berry weight, and fruit quality, the effect of climate (growing degree days) on plant and berry development in various cultivars, and the impact of plant water status on berry development.

We also have a long-term study on the effect of rate of nitrogen fertilization and use of sawdust (before planting and as a mulch) on machine-harvested yield, berry size and quality and carbon sequestration in Elliott blueberry.
In blackberry, trailing cultivars are being evaluated in various organic production systems for the processed market. Treatments include: cultivar (Marion and Black Diamond); irrigation (post-harvest and no post-harvest irrigation); weed management (weed mat, hand-hoed, and non-weeded); and primocane training date (August and February). We have a one-acre certified organic planting at the NWREC.

Evaluation of advanced selections and cultivars of blueberry, blackberry, red and black raspberry, and strawberry as part of the USDA-ARS & OSU Cooperative Breeding Program (berry crop breeder, Dr. Chad Finn, USDA-ARS) is an important aspect of the berry crops research program at the NWREC. After crosses and initial seedlings are screened by Dr. Finn’s program in Corvallis, promising advanced selections are evaluated at the NWREC. Industry are invited to provide input at annual field days and on processed fruit at industry meetings.

The research program is supported by funding from berry crop Commission funds, direct industry support, and federal funding. The contributions of Research Assistants, Gil Buller and Emily Vollmer, and graduate and undergraduate students is acknowledged.

See Research Summary for more information on project outcomes. 

Teaching

I teach two courses on alternate years: Production and Physiology of Berries and Grapes (HORT 452/552) and Fruit Materials (HORT 251; co-teach)

 

Biography

B.S. in Botany, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, 1983 (Honors)

Ph.D. in Horticulture, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1987 (with distinction)

 

Professional Experience

Professor of Horticulture, Oregon State University 1997-present.
Associate Professor of Horticulture, Oregon State University, 1992-1997.
Assistant Professor of Horticulture, Oregon State University, 1987-1992.
Sessional Lecturer, University of Guelph, 1985.

International berry crops consultant, Strikly Berry Consulting LLC

Awards

• OSU Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award, 2008
• Elected Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 2007
• Excellence in Extension Education, College of Ag. Sciences, Oregon State University, 2005
• “Outstanding Leader in the Blueberry Industry” Award presented by the Oregon Blueberry Growers’ Association, 2003
• Briskey Award for Faculty Excellence, College of Agricultural Sciences, 1996
• OSUEA Newer Faculty Recognition Award, 1991

I accept graduate students for Horticulture

Publications

Refereed:

Strik, B.C. and G. Buller. 2012. The impact of severity and time of tipping and hedging on performance of primocane-fruiting blackberry in a tunnel. HortTechnology (accepted)

Strik, B.C., J.R. Clark, C.E. Finn, and G. Buller. 2012. Management of Primocane-fruiting Blackberry – Impacts on Yield, Fruiting Season, and Cane Architecture. HortScience (in press)

Bryla, D.R., Strik, B.C., Bañados, M.P.*, and T.L. Righetti. 2012. Response of highbush blueberry to nitrogen fertilizer during field establishment. Response of Highbush Blueberry to Nitrogen Fertilizer during Field Establishment—II. Plant Nutrient Requirements in Relation to Nitrogen Fertilizer Supply. HortScience (accepted)

Bañados, M.P.*, B.C. Strik, D.R. Bryla, and T.L. Righetti. 2012. Response of highbush blueberry to nitrogen fertilizer during field establishment. I. Accumulation and allocation of fertilizer nitrogen and biomass. HortScience (accepted)

Righetti, T., D. Dalthorp, J.G. Lambrinos, B. Strik, D. Sandrock, C, Phillips. 2012. Scaling confounds the interpretation of isotopic data. Inter. J. Analytical Chemistry. 92:1, 1-27

Finn, C.E., C. Kempler, P.P. Moore, B.C. Strik, B.M. Yorgey, and R.R. Martin. 2011. ‘Sweet Bliss’ strawberry. HortScience 46:1701-1705.

Pescie, M., M. Lovisolo, A. DeMagistris, B. Strik, and C. Lopez. 2011. Flower bud initiation in southern highbush blueberry cv. O’Neal occurs twice per year in temperate to warm-temperate conditions. J. Applied Hort. 13:8-12

Finn, C.E., B.C. Strik, B.M. Yorgey, and R.R. Martin. 2011. ‘Onyx’ trailing blackberry. HortScience 46(4):657-659.

Bryla, D.R., J.L. Gartung, and B.C. Strik. 2011. Evaluation of irrigation methods for highbush blueberry. I. Growth and water requirements of young plants. HortScience 46:95-101.

Duan, J. *, R. Wu*, B.C. Strik, and Y. Zhao. 2011. Effect of edible coatings on the quality of fresh blueberries (Duke and Elliott) under commercial storage conditions. Postharv. Biol. and Tech. 59:71-79.

Finn, C.E., B.C. Strik, B.M. Yorgey, M. Qian, R.R. Martin, and M. Peterson. 2010. ‘Wild Treasure’ Thornless Trailing Blackberry. HortScience 45:434-436

Finn, C.E., B.C. Strik, B.M. Yorgey, R.R. Martin, and M.M. Stahler. 2010. ‘Newberry’ Trailing Blackberry. HortScience 45:437-440

Thompson, E. *, B.C. Strik, C.E. Finn, Y. Zhao, and J.R. Clark. 2009. High Tunnel vs. Open Field: Management of Primocane-fruiting Blackberry using Pruning and Tipping to Increase Yield and Extend the Fruiting Season. HortScience, 44:1581-1587.

Finn, C.E., P.P. Moore, C. Kempler, B. Yorgey, B.C. Strik, and R.R. Martin. 2009. `Valley Red’ strawberry. HortScience, 44:1468-1471

Strik, B.C. and E. Thompson. 2009. Primocane-fruiting blackberries – Potential for extending harvest season and production regions. HortScience 44(Feb):23-24

Fisk, C.L., A.M. Silver, B.C. Strik, and Y. Zhao. 2008. Postharvest quality of hardy kiwifruit (Actinidia arguta ‘Ananasnaya’) associated with packaging and storage conditions. Postharv. Biol. and Tech. 47 (Feb):338-345.

Thompson, E., B.C. Strik, J.R. Clark, and C.E. Finn. 2007. Flowering and fruiting patterns of primocane-fruiting blackberries. HortScience 42 (5, Aug):1174-1176.

Strik, B.C. 2007. Horticultural practices of growing highbush blueberries in the ever-expanding U.S. and global scene. J. Amer. Pom. Soc. 61(3, Aug):148-150.

Brazelton, D. and B.C. Strik. 2007. Perspective on the U.S. and global blueberry industry. J. Amer. Pom. Soc. 61 (3, Aug): 144-146.

Righetti, T.L., D.R. Sandrock, B.C. Strik, and A. A. Azarenko. 2007. Appropriate analysis and interpretation approaches to determine fertilizer-derived nitrogen in plant tissues. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 132:429-436.

Righetti, T.L., D. Dalthorp, D.R. Sandrock, B.C. Strik, and P. Bañados. 2007. Slope-based and ratio-based approaches to determine fertilizer-derived N in plant tissues for established perennial plants. J. Hort. Sci. and Biotech. 82:641-647.

Strik, B.C., J.R. Clark, C.E. Finn, and P. Bañados. 2007. Worldwide production of blackberries, 1995 to 2005 and predictions for growth. HortTech. 17:205-213.

Bryla, D.R., and B.C. Strik. 2007. Effects of Cultivar and Plant Spacing on the Seasonal Water Requirements of Highbush Blueberry. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 132:270-277.

Righetti, T.L., D.R. Sandrock, B. Strik, C. Vasconcelos, P. Bañados, S. Ortega, Y. Moreno, and B. Guihong. 2007. Analysis of ratio-based responses. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 132:3-13.

Landis-Fisk, C., B.C. Strik, and Y. Zhao. 2006. Iodine staining of starch in ‘Ananasnaya’ hardy kiwifruit is not useful as an indicator of harvest maturity. HortTech. 16:655-658.

Strik, B. and K. Hummer. 2006. ‘Ananasnaya’ hardy kiwifruit. J. Amer. Pom. Soc. 60:106-112

Fisk, C.L., M. McDaniel, B. Strik, and Y. Zhao. 2006. Physicochemical, Sensory, and Nutritive Qualities of Hardy Kiwifruit (Actinidia arguta ‘Ananasnaya’) as Affected by Harvest Maturity and Storage. J. Food Sci. 71:204-210

Strik, B., T. Righetti, and H. Rempel. 2006. Black plastic mulch improved the uptake of 15N from inorganic fertilizer and organic prunings in summer-bearing red raspberry. HortScience 41:272-274.

Strik, B. and G. Buller. 2005. The impact of early cropping on subsequent growth and yield of highbush blueberry in the establishment years at two planting densities is cultivar dependant. HortScience 40:1998-2001

Finn, C.E., B. Yorgey, B. Strik, R. Martin, and C. Kempler. 2005. `Obsidian’ trailing blackberry. HortScience, 40:2185-2188

Finn, C.E., B. Yorgey, B. Strik, R. Martin, and M. Qian. 2005. `Black Pearl’ thornless trailing blackberry. HortScience, 40:2179-2181

Finn, C.E., B. Yorgey, B. Strik, H. Hall, R. Martin, and M. Qian. 2005. `Black Diamond’ thornless trailing blackberry. HortScience, 40:2175-2178

Finn, C.E., B. Yorgey, B. Strik, and R. Martin. 2005. `Nightfall’ thornless trailing blackberry. HortScience, 40:2182-2184

Finn, C.E., B. Yorgey, B. Strik, and R. Martin. 2005. `Metolius’ trailing blackberry. HortScience, 40:2189-2191

Strik, B. and D. Yarborough. 2005. Blueberry production trends in North America, 1992 to 2003 and predictions for growth. HortTech 15:391-398

Pescie, M. and B. Strik. 2004. Thinning before bloom affects fruit size and yield of hardy kiwifruit. HortScience 39:1243-1245.

Strik, B., G. Buller, and T. Righetti. 2004. Influence of rate, timing and method of nitrogen fertilizer application on uptake and use of fertilizer nitrogen, growth, and yield of June-bearing strawberry. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129:165-174.

Rempel, H., B. Strik, and T. Righetti. 2004. Uptake, partitioning and storage of fertilizer nitrogen in red raspberry as affected by rate and timing of application. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129:439-448.

Finn, C.E., B. Yorgey, B. Strik, and P. Moore. 2004. `Tillamook' and `Pinnacle' strawberries. HortScience, 39:1487-1489.

Finn, C.E., F.J. Lawrence, B. Yorgey, and B. Strik. 2004. `Chinook' red raspberry. HortScience, 39:444-445

Tiyayon, C. and B. Strik. 2004. The influence of time of overhead shading on yield, fruit quality, and subsequent flowering of hardy kiwifruit, Actinidia arguta. NZ J. Crop and Hort. Sci., 32:235-241.

Strik, B., G. Buller, and E. Hellman. 2003. Pruning Severity Affects Yield, Berry Weight, and Picking Efficiency of Highbush Blueberry. HortScience 38:196-199

Strik, B. and R. Martin. 2003. Impact of Raspberry Bushy Dwarf Virus on ‘Marion’ blackberry. Plant Dis. 87:294-296

Tiyayon, C. and B. Strik. 2003. Effect of fruiting cane origin on fruitfulness of hardy kiwifruit, Actinidia arguta. NZ J. Crop and Hort. Sci., 31:179-186

Takeda, F., B. Strik, D. Peacock, and J.R. Clark. 2002. Patterns of floral bud development in canes of erect and trailing blackberry. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., 128:3-7

Takeda, F., B. Strik, D. Peacock, and J.R. Clark. 2002. Cultivar differences and the effect of winter temperature on flower bud development in blackberry. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci., 127:495-501.

Mohadjer, P., B.C. Strik, B.J. Zebarth, and T.L. Righetti. 2001. Nitrogen uptake, partitioning and remobilization in `Kotata' blackberries in alternate year production. J. Hort. Sci. and Biotech. 76:700-708.

Finn, C.E., F.J. Lawrence, B. Yorgey, and B. Strik. 2001. `Coho' red raspberry. HortScience, 36:1159-1161

Strik, B. and H. Cahn. 1999. Pruning and training affect yield but not machine harvest efficiency of `Meeker' red raspberry. HortScience 34:611-614.

Finn, C., F. Lawrence, B. Strik, B. Yorgey, and J. DeFrancesco. 1999. `Siskiyou' trailing blackberry. HortScience 34:1288-1290.

Strik, B., P. Stonerod, N. Bell, and H. Cahn. 1998. A comparison of annual and perennial production systems in `Redcrest' June-bearing strawberry for a processing market. Adv. Strawberry Res. 17:18-24.

Finn, C., B. Strik, and F. Lawrence. 1997. `Marion' trailing blackberry. Fruit Var. J. 51:130-133.

Cortell, J. and B. Strik. 1997. Effect of floricane number in 'Marion' trailing blackberry. I. Primocane growth and cold hardiness. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 122:604-610.

Cortell, J. and B. Strik. 1997. Effect of floricane number in 'Marion' trailing blackberry. II. Yield components and dry mass partitioning. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 122:611-615.

Stonerod, P. and B. Strik. 1996. Hot water dipping eradicates phylloxera from grape nursery stock. HortTech. 6(4):381-383.

Strik, B., J. Mann, and C. Finn. 1996. Drupelet set varies among blackberry genotypes. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 121:371-373.

DeMoranville, C.J., J.R. Davenport, K. Patten, T.R. Roper, B.C. Strik, N. Vorsa, and A.P. Poole. 1996. Fruit mass development in three cranberry cultivars and five production regions. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 121:680-685.

Strik, B. and A. Poole. 1995. Does sand application to soil surface benefit cranberry production? HortScience 30:47-49.

Bell, N., B. Strik, and L. Martin. 1995. Effect of date of primocane suppression on 'Marion' trailing blackberry. I. Yield components. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 120:21-24.

Bell, N., B. Strik, and L. Martin. 1995. Effect of date of primocane suppression on 'Marion' trailing blackberry. II. Cold hardiness. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 120:25-27.

Roper, T.R., K.D. Patten, C.J. DeMoranville, J.R. Davenport, B.C. Strik, and A.P. Poole. 1993. Fruiting of cranberry uprights reduces fruiting the following year. HortScience 28:228.

Strik, B.C. and A.P. Poole. 1992. Alternate year pruning recommended for cranberry. HortScience 27:1327.

Zhang, L., B.C. Strik, and L.W. Martin. 1992. Date of renovation affects fall and summer fruiting of June-bearing strawberry. Adv. Straw. Res. 11:47-50.

Strik, B.C. and A. Poole. 1991. Time and severity of pruning effects on cranberry yield components and fruit anthocyanin content. HortScience 26:1462-1464.

Strik, B.C., T.R. Roper, C.J. DeMoranville, J.R. Davenport, and A.P. Poole. 1991. Cultivar and growing region influence return bloom of cranberry uprights. HortScience 26:1366-1367.

Zhang, L., B.C. Strik, and L.W. Martin. 1992. Date of renovation affects fall and summer fruiting of June-bearing strawberry. Adv. Straw. Res. 11:47-50.

Strik, B.C. and A. Poole. 1991. Time and severity of pruning effects on cranberry yield components and fruit anthocyanin content. HortScience 26:1462-1464.

Strik, B.C., T.R. Roper, C.J. DeMoranville, J.R. Davenport, and A.P. Poole. 1991. Cultivar and growing region influence return bloom of cranberry uprights. HortScience 26:1366-1367.

Strik, B.C. and J.T.A. Proctor. 1988. Growth analysis of field-grown strawberry genotypes differing in yield. I. The matted row system. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 113(6):894-899.

Strik, B.C. and J.T.A. Proctor. 1988. Growth analysis of field-grown strawberry genotypes differing in yield. II. The hill system. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 113(6):899-904.

Strik, B.C. and J.T.A. Proctor. 1988. The relationship between achene number, achene density and berry fresh weight in strawberry. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 113:620-623.

Strik, B.C. and J.T.A. Proctor. 1988. The importance of growth during flower bud differentiation to maximizing yield in strawberry genotypes. Fruit Var. J. 42:45-48.

Strik, B.C. and J.T.A. Proctor. 1988. Yield component analysis of strawberry genotypes differing in productivity. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 113:124‑129.

Strik, B.C. and J.T.A. Proctor. 1985. Estimating the area of trifoliolate and unequally imparipinnate leaves of strawberry. HortScience 20(6):1072‑1074.

Strik, B.C. and J.T.A. Proctor. 1985. Apple cultivars bred in Canada: Controlled crosses for commercial production. Fruit Var. J. 40:51‑55.

Strik, B.C. 1985. Flower bud initiation in strawberry cultivars. Fruit Var. J. 39:5‑9.

Lee, J.C., B.C. Strik, and J.T.A. Proctor. 1985. Dormancy and growth of American ginseng as influenced by temperature. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 11:319‑321.

Strik, B.C. and C.J. French. 1984. Effect of terminal bud removal and exogenous indole butyric acid treatments on the rooting of vegetative rhododendron cuttings. J. Amer. Rhodo. Soc. 38:63‑65.

Research papers published in Acta Horticulturae:

Strik, B.C. 2011. Flowering and fruiting on command in berry crops. Acta Hort. 926:197-214. invited

Strik, B.C., G. Buller, H. Larco, and J. Julian. 2009. The economics of establishing blueberries for organic production in Oregon – a comparison of weed management systems. Acta Hort. 810:457-464

Yang, W.Q., C.E. Finn, and B.C. Strik. 2009. Evaluating berry firmness and brix of newly released highbush blueberry cultivars. Acta Hort.810:863-867

Finn, C.E., B.C. Strik, B., and A. Wagner. 2009. Fifteen years and 120 genotypes later what have we learned about trialing blueberry cultivars in the Pacific Northwest? Acta Hort. 810:71-77

Strik, B., J.R. Clark, C. Finn, and G. Buller. 2008. Management of primocane-fruiting blackberry to maximize yield and extend the fruiting season. Acta Hort. 777:423-428

Thompson, E., B. Strik, J.R. Clark, and C. Finn. 2008. Flowering and fruiting morphology of primocane-fruiting blackberries. Acta Hort. 777:281-288

Strik, B. 2008. A review of nitrogen nutrition of Rubus. Acta Hort. 777:403-410 invited

Strik, B., J.R. Clark, C. Finn, and M.P. Bañados. 2008. Worldwide production of blackberries. Acta Hort. 777:209-218 invited

Finn, C.E., B.M. Yorgey, B.C. Strik, B., and R.R. Martin. 2008. New USDA-ARS blackberry cultivars bring diversity to the market. Acta Hort. 777:81-86

Bryla, D. and B. Strik. 2008. Do primocanes and floricanes compete for soil water in blackberry? Acta Hort. 777:477-482

Strik, B. 2006. Blueberry production and research trends in North America. Acta Hort. 715:173-183. invited

Strik, B. and G. Buller. 2006. The impact of early cropping on subsequent yield of highbush blueberry. Acta Hort. 715:283-288.

Bañados, P., B. Strik, and T. Righetti. 2006. The uptake and use of 15N-nitrogen in young and mature field-grown highbush blueberries. Acta Hort. 715:357-364.

Bañados, P. and B. Strik. 2006. Manipulation of the annual growth cycle of blueberry using photoperiod. Acta Hort. 715:65-71.

Bryla, D.R., Strik, B.C. 2006. Variation in plant and soil water relations among irrigated blueberry cultivars planted at two distinct in-row spacings. Acta Hort. 715:295-300.

Strik, B., C. Finn, and R. Wrolstad. 2003. Performance of chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) in Oregon. Acta Hort. 626:439-443.

Tiyayon, C. and B. Strik. 2003. Flowering and fruiting morphology of hardy kiwifruit, Actinidia arguta. Acta Hort. 610:171-176.

Strik, B. and G. Buller. 2002. Reducing thorn contamination in machine-harvested ‘Marion’ blackberry. Acta Hort. 585:677-681.

Strik, B. and R. Martin. 2002. Raspberry Bushy Dwarf Virus (RBDV) reduces yield of ‘Marion’ blackberry. Acta Hort. 585:413-416.

Strik, B. and G. Buller. 2002. Improving yield and machine harvest efficiency of ‘Bluecrop’ through high-density planting and trellising. Acta Hort. 574:227-231.

Strik, B. and H. Cahn. 1999. The effect of pruning and training on machine harvest efficiency of `Meeker' red raspberry. Acta Hort. 505:107-114.

Strik, B., P. Stonerod, N. Bell, and H. Cahn. 1997. Alternative production systems in perennial and annual culture of June-bearing strawberry. Acta Hort. 439:433-437.

Hummer, K.E. and B.C. Strik. 1997. Strawberry genebank information on the worldwide web. Acta Hort. 439:49-53.

Bell, N. and B. Strik. 1993. Effect of primocane renovation on yield components of 'Marion' blackberry. Acta Hort. 352:29-36.

Outreach and Extension

My outreach or educational programs focus on assisting the berry crop industries I work with on improving the sustainability, profitability, and production efficiency of the berry crops grown in Oregon. Outcomes are highlighted in the research summary and CV available. I reach audiences via Extension Publications, presentations to industry, 3 field days at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, peer-reviewed papers available on the e-Organic web site, webinars through e-Organic, newsletter and industry trade articles, and workshops. I conduct training classes and provide educational materials for the berry crops portion of the OSU Master Gardener program.

OSU Extension Publications:

Julian, J., B. Strik, E. Pond., and W. Yang. 2011. Blueberry economics: The Costs of Establishing and Producing Organic Blueberries in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. AEB 0023, July

Strik, B.C. 2011. Growing Table Grapes. EC 1639. May, 32 pp.

Julian, J., B. Strik, and W. Yang. 2011. Blueberry economics: The Costs of Establishing and Producing Blueberries in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. AEB 0022, April, 25pp.

Julian, J., C. Seavert, B. Strik, and D. Kaufman. 2009. Berry economics: Establishing and producing ‘Marion’ blackberries in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. EM 8773, 31pp.

Detweiler, A.J. and B. Strik. Selecting berry crop varieties for Central Oregon. EC 1621-E, May 2008, 4pp.

Strik, B.C. and C.E. Finn. Blueberry Cultivars for Oregon. EC 1308, (major revision) March, 2008, 12 pp.

Finn, C.E. and B.C. Strik. Raspberry Cultivars for Oregon. EC 1310, (major revision) March, 2008, 8 pp.

Finn, C.E. and B.C. Strik. Blackberry Cultivars for Oregon. EC 1617, Mar., 2008, 12 pp.

Finn, C.E. and B.C. Strik. Strawberry Cultivars for Oregon. EC 1618, March, 2008, 8 pp.

Strik, B. and 8 co-authors in the Pacific Northwest. 2007. Commercial Red Raspberry Production Guide for the Pacific Northwest. Dan Barney and Carol Miles (regional editors), PNW 598, 104 pp.

Hart, J., B. Strik, L. White, and W. Yang. 2006. Nutrient management for blueberries in Oregon. EM 8918, 14 pp. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/eesc/

Hart, J., B. Strik, and H. Rempel. 2006. Nutrient management guide. Caneberries. EM 8903-E, 8 pp. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/eesc/

Strik, B. 2005. Growing kiwifruit (revision). PNW 507. 23 pp.

Eleveld, B., B. Strik, K. DeVries, and W. Yang. 2005. Blueberry economics. The costs of establishing and producing blueberries in the Willamette Valley. EM 8526. 41 pp.

Strik, B. (lead author) and 10 co-authors in the Pacific Northwest. 2002. Commercial cranberry production (major revision). PNW 247.

Eleveld, B., B. Strik, K. Brown, and B. Lisec. 2001. Marion blackberry economics. The costs of establishing and producing ‘Marion’ blackberries in the Willamette Valley. EM 8773. 29 pp.

Poole, A., J. Hart, T. Righetti, and B. Strik. 1997. Nutrient Management Guide, Cranberries, South Coastal Oregon EM 8672, 5 pp. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/pdf/em/em8672-e.pdf

Strik, B., M. Candolfi-Vasconcelos, G. Fisher, E. Hellman, B. Watson, S. Price, A. Connelly, and P. Stonerod. 1995. Phylloxera strategies for management in Oregon's vineyards. B. Strik (ed.). EC 1463. November 1995. 21 pp.

Turner, B., T. Cross, B. Strik, and D. Kaufman. 1993. Enterprise Budget, Red Raspberry, Willamette Valley. EM 8539, 4 pp.

Turner, B., T. Cross, and B. Strik. 1993. Enterprise Budget, Winegrapes, Willamette Valley. EM 8537, 4 pp.

Satouf, L., T. Cross, B. Strik, and B. Turner. 1993. Vineyard economics. The costs of establishing and producing winegrapes in the Willamette Valley. EM 8533, 29 pp.

Strik, B. (ed.) and 15 co-authors in PNW. 1993. Highbush Blueberry Production, PNW 215. Strik, regional editor, OSU Extension Service, Jan. 1993, 80 pp.

Cross, T., A. Sheets, and B. Strik. 1991. Enterprise Budget. Strawberry establishment, Willamette Valley Region. EM 8462, 4 pp.

Cross, T., A. Sheets, and B. Strik. 1991. Enterprise Budget. Strawberries, Willamette Valley Region. EM 8463, 4 pp.

 

Fun Fact

I have a "diverse" international background......I was born in Holland, lived in Australia for 6 years (as a young child) and spent my teenage and post-secondary educational years in Canada. I am now a dual USA & Canadian citizen. I was raised on a family farm and now enjoy living in the country with my family.