Strawberries

Study looks at cover crops, plastic in organic growing

The Rodale Institute California Organic Center has preliminary results from its 2021 study exploring cover crops as an alternative to black plastic mulch in organic vegetable systems. The California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty... more »

Maryland breeding program releases Lumina, a new strawberry cultivar

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) strawberry breeding program in Beltsville, Maryland, is releasing a new cultivar, Lumina, which produces lustrous bright red strawberries that are large and sweet. Early research results quickly showed that... more »

Northern San Joaquin Valley grower workshop scheduled

Growers can benefit from an upcoming University of California Cooperative Extension-Stanislaus County (UCCE) workshop that provides information on water and nutrient management of tree fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts and other crops. UCCE Northern San Joaquin... more »

Strawberry options: Plasticulture, matted-row production

When I started my job as an Extension specialist at Purdue eight years ago, strawberries were mainly grown as a perennial crop in a matted-row production system in orchards and u-pick farms. Despite strawberries being... more »

Organic Grower: California’s unique strawberry pest control method

A novel pest management method is sweeping through California strawberry fields. Well, not sweeping, exactly. Growers and equipment dealers are essentially turning tractors into giant vacuums to remove Lygus bugs, which cause an estimated $200... more »

Strawberry growers group to join 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

Registration opens for SE Regional growers conference

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

PVGA changes headquarters, seeks new board member nominations

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association has changed its contact information and is also seeking nominations for growers to serve on its board of directors. With the hiring of Wanner Associates to manage the association, the... more »

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