Strawberries

New tools take aim at controlling strawberry pests

Strawberry growers in the Central Coast are headed toward a zero-tolerance policy on lygus bugs, the most destructive insect pest in the crop. When the bugs feed on the seeds, they cause misshapen fruit that... more »

Certified organic product sales hit record

Organic sales are on the rise. In the U.S., organic product sales have hit a record, according to a report. Sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a record for the sector.... more »

California Strawberry Commission provides research update

California strawberry growers and industry members gathered in early May for the California Strawberry Commission’s (CSC) Production Research meeting held in Santa Maria, California to hear from strawberry industry experts regarding key advancements in strawberry... more »

Naturipe to exhibit berries at California Strawberry Festival

Naturipe Farms, a large strawberry and grower, of other berries including blueberries plans to exhibit in a booth at the 38th Annual California Strawberry Festival in Ventura, California, on May 18-19. Founded in 1984, the... more »

Kern County Crop Report shares optimistism on vegetable production

The latest crop report from the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) revealed promising trends for vegetable crops in Kern County. According to the report, favorable weather conditions and proactive agricultural practices have contributed to... more »

California’s Mayra Paniagua receives strawberry award

Mayra Paniagua, a second-generation California grower, has received the Strawberry Industry Impact Award from the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Paniagua's parents migrated from Mexico, starting out as pickers and eventually moving up to... more »

First Michigan vegetable report for 2024 released

As Michigan's vegetable growers gear up for the 2024 growing season, they face unusual challenges stemming from the warmest winter on record, according to the first weekly report from Michigan State University Extension (MSU). The... more »

Canadian greenhouse lighting effort involves strawberries

Strawberries are a part of Canada’s Center for Horticultural Innovation’s search for the best possible supplemental lighting to integrate into the greenhouse industry. The center plans to conduct strawberry trials in their experimental greenhouse, testing... more »

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