Strawberries

Strawberry production systems thrive in Quebec

Strawberry production on Île d’Orléans, an island near Quebec City, Canada, was on full display in mid-August during the North American Strawberry Growers Association’s (NASGA) Summer Tour. Île d’Orléans is known as the “Garden of... more »

Hurricane Matthew disrupts North Carolina strawberry planting

I have been talking this morning with several very large producers in Eastern NC, and the decision they’ve made is to “hold up” on punching plant holes, and delay all planting until this weather system... more »

Pesticide predicament for California’s strawberry growers

The powerful fumigant methyl bromide will be retired from California’s strawberry fields at the end of this year after more than 20 years of fierce debate over its effects and alternatives. According to new research... more »

Researchers fight plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some of them? That’s Botrytis cinerea, a fungal pathogen that... more »

Naturipe Berry Growers invests in Harvest CROO Robotics

Naturipe Berry Growers has joined the list of strawberry industry investors supporting Harvest CROO Robotics. With the support of Naturipe, now more than 20 percent of the U.S. strawberry industry has invested in Harvest CROO... more »

California growers must adjust to loss of methyl bromide

California accounts for more than 80 percent of U.S. strawberry production, a harvest worth $2.5 billion in 2014. Fertile soils and the prevailing climate on the Central Coast support per-acre yields twice that of Florida,... more »

Cornell develops peach-sized strawberry

The newest Cornell University strawberry variety concentrates flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your hand. Topping out at over 50 grams, Archer, the latest creation from Cornell University berry breeder... more »

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm market business over the past 26 years. Skelly’s... more »

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