Strawberries

Greater emphasis on strawberry breeding in post-methyl bromide era

California's strawberry industry has almost completely phased out its use of methyl bromide as a pre-plant soil fumigant, and the importance of breeding for disease resistance has never been greater, according to Mike Nelson of... more »

Nematodes have potential to control SWD in strawberries

Could predaceous nematodes be the key to stopping spotted wing drosophila (SWD)?Mark Bolda and Denise Sheehan, Extension advisers with the University of California, are studying the use of nematodes to combat SWD and vinegar flies,... more »

BioSafe Systems names new manager

BioSafe Systems recently added Ed Chell as California territory manager for the agrichemical division, supporting the crop protection, water treatment and food safety business segments. Based in Camarillo, California, Chell will grow and develop the... more »

Record turnout for SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference

More than 3,200 members of the fruit and vegetable industry were in Savannah, Georgia Jan. 8-11 to attend the 2015 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference and Trade Show. The annual event saw an almost... more »

New Muskegon market debuts with ‘exciting’ first year

The impact of the local farm-to-table movement may not be more evident than in the development of a new farmers' market in Muskegon, Michigan, only a few blocks away from where the previous market had... more »

Judge won’t toss strawberry suit against UC Davis

Lawyers for the University of California were unable Thursday to derail a lawsuit accusing UC Davis of scuttling a lucrative, decades-old agreement to breed new varieties of fruit for California's strawberry growers.The ruling by Alameda... more »

Plastic aids strawberry growth in Kansas

Kansas isn't known as a strawberry-producing state, but some innovative growers, helped by a couple of strategic research grants, are figuring out the best way to adapt annual plasticulture methods in a state where production... more »

Waterjet cutting shows promise for produce items

The use of high-pressure jets of water as a way to cut produce may be beginning to emerge as an alternative for fresh-cut processors.The technology for waterjet cutting has been around for decades, first appearing... more »


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