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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Plastic mulch machine can cut labor costs in half

At a Florida berry farm, it costs about $200 per acre in man-hours to remove plastic mulch and drip tape at the end of the season. By using a machine ... more »

PHHI welcomes new researcher focused on vegetable genomics, breeding

Massimo Iorizzo recently joined N.C. State University's Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. An assista... more »

State audit suggests changes for UC Davis strawberry program

Following a six-month review of the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program, the California state auditor's office today released recommendations —... more »

Captan Gold 4L registered in California

ADAMA has received EPA approval for Captan Gold 4L liquid fungicide for use on strawberries, tree fruits and other specialty crops. A multi-site conta... more »

Respiration Control System redefines fresh produce market

Fruit and vegetables need oxygen to stay fresh. However, the amount of oxygen varies by variety and during the season. PerfoTec has developed a techno... more »

The Advantages of Using Your Own Bees — VGNtv

Karma Lee, a beekeeper and strawberry grower in Apex, North Carolina, talks about honeybee health and the advantages of pollinating crops with your... watch »

Miticide registered for use in California

Nealta miticide from BASF has received registration for use in California. Nealta miticide delivers long-lasting control of spider mites at all life s... more »

New IPMinfo app developed to help strawberry growers

Surendra Dara, a University of California Cooperative Extension educator, recently developed a new iPhone app for information on pests and diseases in... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest special... more »

Protect your strawberries from fruit rot

The strawberry bloom has begun and it's time for fruit rot protection. Our two main targets for bloom time protection of strawberries are gray mold/ B... more »


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