Strawberries

Strawberry growers welcome benefits of new biocontrols applicator

Koppert’s new applicator for predatory beneficials in protected strawberry crops, Natutec Drive, has produced some excellent results in its first commercial season in the United Kingdom. Feedback from growers shows the Natutec Drive has proved... more »

Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting Feb. 2

The University of California Cooperative Extension will host its Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting on Feb. 2 from 7:45 a.m.-noon. Join UCC Farm Advisor Mark Bolda and other university and field experts via Zoom in... more »

First biocontrol from Biotalys demonstrates efficacy for growers 

Biotalys, an agricultural technology company focused on addressing food protection challenges with protein-based biocontrol solutions, announced Nov. 15 the strong performance of its first biofungicide Evoca for grapes and strawberries in independent efficacy field trials... more »

Louisiana strawberries hit by crown rot disease

Louisiana growers have not yet finished planting this year’s strawberry crop, and a disease called crown rot has already been detected in a commercial field. This disease is caused by a soil-borne, fungal-like microorganism genus... more »

Alliance drives breeding techniques, gene editing for strawberries

The J.R. Simplot Co. announced Oct. 28 it has entered a strategic alliance with Plant Sciences Inc., a Watsonville, California-based plant breeding company, to drive new breeding techniques for strawberries, including gene editing. Simplot and... more »

Neopestalotiopsis disease in strawberry a growing concern

If you grow strawberry or are somehow related to the strawberry industry, you must have heard about a new emerging disease, Pestalotia leaf spot and fruit rot, caused by the fungus Neopestalotiopsis sp. The taxonomy of... more »

Nature Fresh Farms rebrands produce-growing greenhouses

Nature Fresh Farms, a large independent greenhouse produce growers in North America, recently rebranded the company with an identity that embraces its growth and innovation. The Leamington, Ontario-based farm operation – which specializes in peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes,... more »

Applications for premium strawberry flavors’ research sought by PIP

Food production faces challenges from climate change, competition for scarce resources and supply chain disruptions. One solution is controlled environment agriculture, which grows a range of crops in controlled spaces and can enhance desirable traits... more »

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