Strawberries

Expanded production of UF/IFAS-bred strawberries sought internationally

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences -bred strawberries are grown in over 70 countries across six continents. One of those countries, Egypt, ranks among the top strawberry-producing nations in the world. So, it... more »

Florida grower Dustin Grooms named Veteran of the Month by ag commissioner

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has named Staff Sgt. Dustin Grooms, a fourth-generation farmer and manager of a family-owned strawberry farm in Plant City, as the August selection for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Veteran... more »

Strawberries lead the way as top crop in Ventura County, California

Ventura County, California, Agricultural Commissioner Edmund E. Williams on July 28 released the 2019 Ventura County Crop and Livestock Report. According to Williams, the report reflects gross values only and does not represent the net return... more »

July 28 is date for virtual Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, Surendra Dara is hosting the Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day virtually on Tuesday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Pacific. Agenda is in... more »

OSU professor shares benefits of controlled-environment berries

Substrate-based strawberry production under controlled environment (greenhouse, high tunnels) is a fast-growing sector in North America. Along with the increasing interest in local production, several greenhouse industries as well as traditional field producers in North... more »

Tools for farmers to adapt provided with climate-change research

Farmers are already seeing the effects of warmer winter nights and hotter summer days on their crops. Climate change is gradual, but increasing overall temperatures affect many aspects of farming, including where and how crops... more »

Renovating plasticulture strawberries can boost yields

With strawberry season winding down in annual strawberry production on plastic mulch, many growers may consider carrying the beds over for a second year’s harvest. These are some guidelines for renovation of plasticulture strawberries: 1)... more »

Regalia seen as top biofungicide brand in California, Marrone Bio reports

Davis, California-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, today announced that its flagship biofungicide, Regalia, holds more than 25%  market share* of the foliar biofungicide segment in California; outperforming direct... more »


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