Strawberries

Respiration Control System redefines fresh produce market

Fruit and vegetables need oxygen to stay fresh. However, the amount of oxygen varies by variety and during the season. PerfoTec has developed a technology that measures the amount of oxygen needed and translates this... more »

Miticide registered for use in California

Nealta miticide from BASF has received registration for use in California. Nealta miticide delivers long-lasting control of spider mites at all life stages through a unique mode of action. It is labeled for use on... more »

New IPMinfo app developed to help strawberry growers

Surendra Dara, a University of California Cooperative Extension educator, recently developed a new iPhone app for information on pests and diseases in strawberries.According to the university, The IPMinfo app was developed in an effort to... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest specialist at the University of California, Davis, said in a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable... more »

Protect your strawberries from fruit rot

The strawberry bloom has begun and it's time for fruit rot protection. Our two main targets for bloom time protection of strawberries are gray mold/ Botrytis fruit rot (Botrytis cinerea), and, if you are growing... more »

Fracture fungicide gets California, Florida registration

Growers in California and Florida now have a fungicide with a new mode of action for disease management in almonds, grapes, strawberries and tomatoes.According to a news release, recently registered for use in California and... more »

Study how your crop responds to day length

“Watching the grass grow” is a common idiom for the apparent slowness in which plants respond. I'm sure your average plant finds this insulting. That's why plants countered with, “Stop and smell the roses.” Idioms... more »

Growers considering tunnels must weigh pros and cons

Every good reason to grow tomatoes and other high-return vegetables and small fruits in high tunnels has a compelling argument to counter it, according to a Cornell University Extension vegetable specialist."These potential pitfalls of tunnel... more »

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