Raspberry fields during the hot summer months prior to harvest.

Beat the Heat

Rising summer temperatures are altering the way we grow a variety of fruits, including caneberries like raspberries and blackberries. This website will inform readers on topics like why heat stress is a concern for food production, the genetics and physiology of heat tolerance, and methods to manage heat stress through evaporative cooling and more. We will share a mixture of blog posts, photos, and videos to help educate and enable farmers to “beat the heat” while maximizing yield, profits, and produce quality.  This project is multi-institutional with Oregon State University and the USDA. It includes research and extension components.

This project was supported by the USDA Specialty Crop Multi-State Program and WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (Agreement Number: K3888).

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