Strawberries

California Strawberry Commission plans to ‘harvest every box’ during pandemic

The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) wrote in an open letter to distributors April 8 it would "harvest every box" during the April-May harvests, despite the disruption caused by the new coronavirus. California blueberry harvests during... more »

North Carolina strawberry U-pick outlets get operation advice

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a stay-at-home order, which went into effect on Mar 30. COVID-19 has rapidly changed the individual freedoms that many of us took for granted, to ensure the greater... more »

Robot tapped for strawberry phenotyping to boost breeding

The academic developer of a robot for row crops will soon test its viability for speeding up strawberry breeding programs. North Carolina State University (NCSU) Biological and Agricultural Engineering Assistant Professor Sierra Young said she’s... more »

California-based Berry People expanding to accommodate growth

Berry People, a year-round, full-line shipper of branded organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and avocados has created new positions within its organization, added team members and moved operations to a larger central California... more »

Local food banks, others benefit from Wish Farms’ berry donations

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, is aiding local food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The... more »

Strawberry growers in North Carolina adapt to changing markets

North Carolina’s strawberry season kicked off around the same time the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the state. Now, local strawberry growers, who rely heavily on pick-your-own operations, are adapting to find new... more »

Impact of COVID-19 seen in strawberry industry report from Rabobank

Strawberry planted acreage in California is up year-over-year in 2020 from its lowest level in almost 15 years, and increased plantings in the Santa Maria producing region continue. Florida’s acreage remains flat, while strawberry plantings... more »

Berry donations to schools puts Bobalu Berries in position to help

Like many family businesses, Oxnard, California-based Bobalu Berries is navigating through the global issue occurring, but as a farming company, is also navigating through normal spring weather patterns as demand increases for its fresh strawberries.... more »


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