Strawberries

Florida strawberry grower expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading strawberry growers. Always looking to the future, As... more

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, ... more

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Take care of weed control in perennial strawberry

Much of the 2017 Michigan strawberry crop was lost as a result of a frost in early May. The blossoms had not yet opened, so many growers did not take ... more »

Strawberry producer Koontz dies at age 62

Robert "Fritz" Koontz was born in French Lick, Indiana, but raised in Cave Creek, Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University, he moved to Califor... more »

Exploration of annual strawberry production pursued in Montana

Strawberries are a high value specialty crop with varieties hardy enough to grow in Montana. The high labor demands and pest management limi... more »

Spotted wing drosophila threatens Wisconsin berry crops

Wisconsin Berry Growers Association says its nearly 90 members have been contributing money towards research to help identify management practices to ... more »

Alibaba to partner with Driscoll’s to bring US berries to China

Alibaba Group announced June 21 strategic cooperation with Driscoll’s and Chicken of the Sea to bring U.S. food products to China, home to the world... more »

Harvest CROO Robotics rolls out autonomous vehicle

Harvest CROO Robotics announced the introduction of their autonomous vehicle. This is a major step towards the completion of the Alpha Unit, which is ... more »

Reduced fruit size in strawberries explained

University of Delaware Extension is reporting several growers have commented that fruit size in strawberries is smaller than normal in 2017. This pose... more »

UC Davis involved in strawberry breeding ruling

According to a news release from the University of California-Davis, a federal jury has ruled in favor of the University of California in its lawsuit ... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies reports on commercial strawberry trials

Bee Vectoring Technologies said in a news release it has had successful, verified results from large commercial scale demonstrations of its proprieta... more »

Researchers hope to extend Northeast’s strawberry season

June marks the start of what many here in the Northeast believe is the sweetest part of summer — berry season. It's a time ripe with strawberry fest... more »


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