Strawberries

Test developed for detecting cyclospora in berries, leafy greens and herbs

A test that speeds detection of a human diarrheal disease than causes illnesses and outbreaks in fresh produce including berries, leafy greens and herbs has been developed. Since 2018, more than 8,000 cases of cyclosporiasis... more »

Seven takeaways from benchmark survey of markets

Penn State Extension’s Farm Markets team works with a Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant from the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The awarded project is titled Building Dynamic Marketplaces & Stronger Networks for Pennsylvania's Direct... more »

Stone wool growing media provider starts soilless growing campaign

To feed and treat the world’s expanding population, Grodan, a stone wool growing media provider, is starting a branding initiative to focus public and policymaking attention on sustainable, soilless growing. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is... more »

Ag tech company Biotalys releases biofungicide field trial info

Biotalys, an agricultural technology company that works to provide alternatives to conventional chemical pesticides for crop and food production, has released the initial results of field trials for one of its biocontrol agents. Evoca is... more »

Small farmers need help after storms, reports California Farm Bureau

The California Farm Bureau is calling on the state to improve mechanisms for disbursing disaster relief payments for damages suffered in devastating 2023 storms. Testifying before a joint informational hearing of the California Assembly Agriculture... more »

Robotics to help Oishii bring vertical farming advances

Oishii, a vertical farming operator, is partnering with a Japanese robotics firm to bring vertical farming changes. Together with Yaskawa Electric Corp., a leading industrial robotics company based in Japan, Oishii plans to develop new... more »

UPL introduces two pesticides to North America

UPL, Cary, North Carolina, has introduced two insecticides, SHENZI 700 WG and SHENZI 400 SC, to the North American market. SHENZI 700 WG and 400 SC provide growers with proven solutions to protect crops against... more »

Steam, chemicals offer weed and pathogen control options

Researchers are examining how growers can control weeds and soilborne pathogens through steam and alternative chemicals. A session during the March 7-10 North American Strawberry Symposium in San Luis Obispo, California, examined research into weed... more »

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