Strawberries

Disease-resistant strawberries released by Well-Pict

Well-Pict of Watsonville, California, is planting two new proprietary varieties of strawberries bred for resistance against soil pathogens. Dan Crowley, vice president of sales and marketing for Well-Pict, said the two varieties are hoped to... more »

$90K for charity raised by Strawberry Picking Challenge

More than $90,000 for a migrant charity was raised by the sixth annual Strawberry Picking Challenge held Feb. 8-9 in Plant City, Florida. The annual charity event, presented by Monte Package Company, raises funds that... more »

Weather, varieties, labor keep Sundance Farms alert

Jacqueline Vazquez-Celaya believes she gravitated to the management of a 400-acre California strawberry growing operation through “dumb luck.” But her meticulous grasp of the challenges presented in her current role doesn’t match either of those... more »

California Giant’s New Year’s resolution: Sustainability

One of California's largest strawberry brands has a resolution for the New Year. California Giant Berry Farms has set a goal of becoming fully sustainable by the end of 2019. The consulting group Measure to... more »

Driscoll’s announces leadership change

J. Miles Reiter has reassumed the position of Chief Executive Officer for Driscoll’s, the market leader of fresh berries, as part of planned leadership restructuring announced on Friday. ... more »

California Giant Berry Farms collaborates with vegetable packer for cross-docking

California Giant Berry Farms has strengthened its four-berry program for strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, and is celebrating a collaboration with a vegetable packer. California Giant Director of Retail Sales Nick Chappell (top photo) recently visited... more »

Arrest made in case of Australian strawberry contamination with needles

A 50-year-old woman has been charged with crimes related to the alleged contamination of strawberries in Queensland, Australia, according to the Queensland Police Service. After the discovery of containers of strawberries contaminated with needles, Queensland authorities... more »

Rancho La Familia Farm growers to keynote outreach conference for Latino growers 

Vegetable and strawberry growers from Santa Maria’s Rancho La Familia Farm will give the keynote address at California's fourth annual Growing Together Latino Farmer Conference. The conference will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Radisson... more »


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