Strawberries

New UC strawberries have disease resistance, other traits

The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties that will help farmers manage diseases, control costs and produce plenty of large, robust berries using less water, fertilizer... more »

USDA announces frozen strawberry buy

The USDA July 8 announced plans to purchase frozen strawberry products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act of August 24,... more »

Aug. 20-21 are dates for NASGA tour in western Pennsylvania

The North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) is holding its 2019 Summer Tour as they visit farms in western Pennsylvania. The tour on Aug. 20 and 21 will be headquartered at the Drury Inn & Suites... more »

Wish Farms promotion puts growers in superhero poses

Growers are posing as superheroes in a social media promotion Wish Farms is running this summer. Dubbed “Superhero Summer,” the promotion will feature images of Wish Farms’ growers in various comedic superhero poses on the... more »

Driscoll’s debuts sweeter, ‘rosé’ strawberry products

Strawberry heavyweight Driscoll’s on June 12 rolled out new varieties bred for color and taste. Driscoll’s new products are Rosé Berries, which the company describes as “blush-colored strawberries and raspberries bred for their unique color... more »

Anthracnose on strawberries increasingly problematic in Mid-Atlantic

Anthracnose is caused by fungi in the genus Colletotrichum, and has been affecting mostly plasticulture plantings, but also matted-row plantings of susceptible cultivars. Some strawberry growers in southeastern Pennsylvania have already been finding their green fruit to... more »

Misshapen strawberries caused by poor pollination

Most commonly, misshapen strawberries during spring result from poor pollination. Strawberries are aggregate fruits. They have multiple ovules per receptacle where the fruit is formed. The strawberry receptacle may have up to 500 ovules per... more »

New Jersey ag secretary visits Specca Farms strawberry operation

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on May 16 visited Specca Farms in Springfield Township in Burlington County to highlight the Jersey Fresh strawberry picking season. “Strawberries are one of the first fruits... more »


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