Bernadine Strik, Ph.D., Honored With Duke Galletta Award From NABC

Dr. Bernadine Strik, pictured here with Oregon blueberry grower Mark Hurst, after receiving the Duke Galletta Award.

Bernadine Strik, Ph.D., a veteran professor of horticulture and a berry crop specialist and researcher at Oregon State University, was honored with the Duke Galletta Award for Excellence in Horticultural Research by the North American Blueberry Council (NABC). 

The award was presented September 29 during Innovate 2021: USHBC+NABC Tech Symposium and Fall Meetings, held in Salem, Oregon and virtually. 

Does Mulch Make a Difference for Better Blueberry Crops?

Dr. Bernadine Strik of Oregon State University has spent more than 14 years working on blueberry trials to uncover best mulching practices. Photo courtesy of Oregon State University

When it comes to the most successful way to grow blueberries — whether conventional or organic — it makes sense to look to the nation’s leading blueberry production region: Oregon. And with more than a decade of trials on mulching under her belt, Dr. Bernadine Strik of Oregon State University is the authority to consult for best practices.

Mulching blueberries and cherries focus of 2020 Great Lakes EXPO sessions

2020 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO

Despite going virtual for 2020, the Great Lakes EXPO promises a wide array of educational sessions and opportunities for growers. Learn more about how mulching, blueberries and cherries will be the focus of several of the upcoming educational sessions in December.

Bernadine Strik, a horticulture professor at Oregon State University, has been studying berry crops and blueberry production systems for over three decades — traveling all over the world to present research on blueberry growing and pruning.