Foreign markets have increasingly become a crucial outlet for our northwest berries. These markets often times give premium prices for our berries which is reflected in the difficulty and risk in exporting perishable. soft-skinned fruit. Some of these markets have also required certain protocols be performed to reduce risks of introducing exotic pests to those countries.
Presently, the most prominent of this sort of requirement is the South Korea Fresh Market Blueberry trade agreement which requires that fields shipping to South Korea be registered and monitored by a third party certifier to ensure a low pest prevalence of group of pests which are highly concerning to them. You can find out more about this program here.
PCM has been involved with this trade program since its beginning and offers services to fulfill all of the field monitoring requirements of the Korea export program. We will setup traps in your registered fields, monitor them weekly and send you all the required records to you when you need them. Our goal is to make it is as easy as possible for you so that you never have to worry about whether or not your fruit will be accepted for export.
Costs for this service typically range from $54-$95 per acre for the season.
If you have any questions or would like a free estimate, please Contact Us.