Strawberries

Love wins for Massachusetts farm family

For Glenn and Karen Cook of Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, Mass., love is at the heart of everything they do - from the crops they grow to the customers they serve. And it shows."It's... more »

Tunnels, varieties double UK berry yields

Strawberries are "far and away" the most valuable fruit crop grown in the United Kingdom, said Dave Simpson, who's been breeding strawberries at East Malling Research (EMR), a fruit research facility in East Malling, England,... more »

Mechanization, imports might solve worker problem

The value of California's fruit, nut and vegetable crops was $20 billion in 2009, almost 60 percent of the state's farm sales of $35 billion. California dominates U.S. production of these crops and currently accounts... more »

Consider fall weed control on perennial crops

Fall application of residual herbicides is an effective method of use where the label allows it. Fall application is most effective on established perennial crops, such as tree fruit and small fruit. It may be... more »

Trucking deal reached, Mexican tariffs lifted

On July 6, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and his Mexican counterpart signed agreements resolving the dispute over long-haul, cross-border trucking services between the United States and Mexico.The new deal goes back to March, when... more »

Wishnatzki Farms rebrands to Wish Farms

Florida's Wishnatzki Farms had its humble beginnings on the streets of New York City in the 1920s, when Harris Wishnatzki sold produce from a pushcart. In the later part of that decade, he traveled to... more »

U.S., Mexico resolve trucking dispute

On July 6, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and his Mexican counterpart signed agreements resolving the dispute over long-haul, cross-border trucking services between the United States and Mexico.The new deal goes back to March, when... more »

Strawberry genome may lead to cheaper berries

Farmers have long struggled with getting ripe strawberries to market in good shape, but scientists say the recent mapping of the wild strawberry's genome may help them produce berries that are cheaper and easier to... more »


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