Strawberries

Grant helps West Virginia farm test strawberry planting dates

Strawberries are a high demand crop for both pick-your-own and local retail markets. While this crop commands premium prices, growing strawberries in southern West Virginia has been tricky due to challenges like deer and weed... more »

Fall pest scouting important for Arkansas strawberries

A majority of the state’s strawberries are in the ground and growing, but some growers may have more mites to contend with than in years past. “In some areas of the state, we’ve had very... more »

App, website revealed by Wish Farms as it refreshes brand

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, has introduced a new look and messaging for its labels. Additionally, the company is promoting with an updated website and newly designed... more »

Impact of fall cold injury to strawberry crowns on spring yield

As we move into the fall, in come the cooler temperatures. Here's what happened after the Veteran's Day freeze last November and how it affected strawberry yields in the spring. Tweet from the National Weather... more »

Strawberry harvest workers in Oregon detected with COVID-19

Nearly 60 incoming seasonal contract strawberry harvest workers for Planasa Oregon Operations LLC on Short Road in Klamath Falls tested positive for COVID-19 before they started work about two weeks ago, according to company officials.... more »

Driscoll’s, Plenty collaboration focuses on vertical indoor berry farms

Driscoll’s, a leading consumer brand in fresh berries, and indoor vertical-farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc., announced Oct. 12 a joint development agreement to grow Driscoll’s proprietary flavorful strawberries year-round in Plenty’s vertical indoor farms. Watsonville,... more »

Automated harvesters power up for strawberries

Automated strawberry harvests are taking place in select fields of California and Florida, as the robots become more commercial and less experimental. The California Polytechnical University’s Strawberry Center in late August conducted a virtual field... more »

Hybrid format set for International Strawberry Symposium

The ninth annual International Strawberry Symposium to be held May 1-4, 2021, in Rimini, Italy, will be held in a hybrid format. The Symposium's organizers made the following announcement Oct. 5. "In light of the... more »


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