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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Strawberry Worries: Weather, Honey Bees

Weather concerns and figuring out what's happening to the honey bee population is on the minds of the researchers who led the 2007 Strawberry Twilight... more »

‘Once in 50 Year”” Freeze Killed Many Tennessee Crops

Phyllis Gilliam of Williamson County thought she was going to have a splendid strawberry crop on her 43 acres. Tennessean.com... more »

Putnam County Couple Finds Strawberry Farm to be Sweet

The hum of Interstate 64 is apparent just beyond the quiet setting of VJ Farms, but as far as Vallery and Jim Withrow are concerned, it's a world away... more »

Driscoll Strawberry Associates Opens Doors in Santa Maria

One of the largest strawberry storage coolers in the state of California made its debut Friday on the Central Coast. KSBY... more »

North Carolina Strawberries are Ripe Here, Ripe Now

May is Strawberry Month in North Carolina, and the crop looks excellent. Chatham Journal Weekly... more »

Strawberry Growers Concerned After Easter Freeze

An unseasonable freeze over Easter weekend set strawberries back and now strawberry growers have to be on the lookout for both diseases and pests, say... more »

Strawberry Industry Back on its Feet After Last Spring

Last year's heavy spring rains created slim pickings for strawberry growers in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties after the fields were awash in mud. Sa... more »

Okla. Declares Watermelon State Veggie

Oklahoma already has the strawberry as its official fruit, so the state Senate cleared the way Tuesday to declare the watermelon the state vegetable. ... more »

Strawberry Industry Honors its Best

Some of the top performers in the Central Coast strawberry industry were honored Wednesday night at the annual Strawberry Recognition Dinner at the Sa... more »

Growers Assess Damages After Easter Freeze

A visit by Jack Frost on Easter weekend left Virginia's fruit and vegetable crop in a deep freeze with strawberries, corn, peaches and apples sufferin... more »


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