Bernadine Strik is an Extension Berry Crops Professor of Horticulture at Oregon State University and the Berry Research Leader at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, OSU.
The blackberry cultivar, Marion, often called "marionberry" by consumers and marketers, is the most widely planted trailing blackberry in the world. More than 90 percent of the worldwide acreage of Marion is located in Oregon. In 2007, almost 30 million pounds were harvested from 4,500 acres in the state, with farm sales over $11 million. …