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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AgriLife Extension specialist to lead East Texas vegetable programs

He's done so many trainings in East Texas over the years, relocating to to the region is almost like coming home, said Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M ... more »

What does removing the covers for a winter do?

Soil in high tunnels isn't exposed to the elements like soil in the field is, and if the plastic is kept on the tunnels for multiple winters, little l... more »

OMRI certification of the organic biopesticide Mycotrol O expires

Mycotrol O is a biopesticide with the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana as the active ingredient. Beauveria bassiana is pathogenic to a wide... more »

Michigan brown marmorated stink bug report

In the eighth week of monitoring, 10 brown marmorated stink bug(BMSB) nymphs and zero adults were collected from three traps out of the 60 being monit... more »

Mississippi grower awarded for on-farm activities

Mississippi vegetable grower Allen Eubanks was recently selected as his state's winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Y... more »

First University of California app for IPM outreach

The University of California Cooperative Extension's Strawberry and Vegetable Crops and Affiliated Integrated Pest Management Advisor, Surendra Dara c... more »

Protect strawberries from foliar diseases after renovation

The 2015 growing season has been rainy with generally moderate temperatures, conditions that are particularly conducive to fungal and bacterial diseas... more »

Food safety posters developed for pick-your-own farms

Keeping food safety on the minds of direct-market farm customers – as well as workers – can often be a simple matter of communication.Nort... more »

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 »


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