Strawberries

Simplot gets keys to CRISPR-Cas9

The J.R. Simplot Company has executed a joint intellectual property licensing agreement with Corteva Agriscience Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for foundational CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools, the company announced Aug.... more »

DelFrescoPure pursues second phase of strawberry expansion

With the increasing demand of locally grown greenhouse strawberries, Kingsville, Ontario-based DelFrescoPure has initiated Phase Two of its greenhouse strawberry production expansion from six acres to a total of seventeen acres of strawberry production. The... more »

Management of SWD in berries topic of free guide book

If you’ve been growing berries for more than a couple of years, you’re no doubt aware that good growing and sanitation practices – such as keeping an open canopy, weeding regularly, rotating insecticides, harvesting frequently,... more »

California strawberry growers face tough labor and business climate

For the California strawberry grower, the natural environment makes up for the state’s manmade business environment. Roughly four out of every five strawberries are grown in the United States come from California, which is the... more »

Creating online training for organic crop production in California

Sonja Brodt (Coordinator of Agriculture, Resources, and Environment at UC SAREP) and Sara Riegler (UC SAREP Graduate Student Researcher) recently had the opportunity to visit and record field demonstration videos at ALBA in Salinas. The... more »

U-pick tips offered in Michigan educational videos

The Michigan Agritourism Association has just released two educational videos that showcase picking techniques and farm etiquette at Michigan u-pick fruit farms. The videos are part of a series of seven videos that were produced... more »

Driscoll’s video series draws 1.5M views

Driscoll’s  behind-the-scenes video series has drawn a large audience resulting in 65 million impressions and more than 1.5 million views, the company reports. The promotion is set to break Driscoll’s record engagement rate, according to... more »

Conditions entering season lead to stellar berry crop

Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor and small fruit specialist at Cornell University, said a later winter combined with cooler weather in April produced a strawberry crop that is smaller than in years past, but that same... more »


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