Strawberries

Low tunnels show good results for strawberries

June-bearing (short-day) strawberries are a high-value crop, but their brief harvest season severely limits the window of opportunity for making a profit. At most, with a combination of cultivar an... more

Nationwide project seeks sustainable U.S. strawberry industry

A nationwide project is seeking grower input on how to achieve a sustainable strawberry industry that supports farmers, takes care of the environment and provid... more

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Researchers fight plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some ... more »

Naturipe Berry Growers invests in Harvest CROO Robotics

Naturipe Berry Growers has joined the list of strawberry industry investors supporting Harvest CROO Robotics. With the support of Naturipe, now more t... more »

California growers must adjust to loss of methyl bromide

California accounts for more than 80 percent of U.S. strawberry production, a harvest worth $2.5 billion in 2014. Fertile soils and the prevailing cli... more »

Cornell develops peach-sized strawberry

The newest Cornell University strawberry variety concentrates flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your hand. Topping out at over 50 gr... more »

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing an... more »

Ontario berry grower groups consider merger

Ontario’s two berry grower organizations are proposing a merger to create one new organization. Ontario Berry Growers’ Association (OBGA) and the ... more »

NASGA 2016 Summer Tour

The North American Strawberry Growers Association's 2016 Summer Tour was held near Quebec City, Canada, Aug. 17-18. Out of soil strawberry and raspber... more »

UNH scientists unravel genetic ancestry of cultivated strawberry

Scientists from the University of New Hampshire have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry. A genetic anal... more »

California strawberry industry looks for methyl bromide alternatives

For many years, California growers relied on methyl bromide to kill a wide range of soil-borne pests, from fungi to insects to weeds, before planting ... more »


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