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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Hurricane Matthew disrupts North Carolina strawberry planting

I have been talking this morning with several very large producers in Eastern NC, and the decision they’ve made is to “hold up” on punching plan... more »

Pesticide predicament for California’s strawberry growers

The powerful fumigant methyl bromide will be retired from California’s strawberry fields at the end of this year after more than 20 years of fierce ... more »

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 »


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