Strawberries

Florida strawberry grower expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading strawberry growers. Always looking to the future, As... more

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, ... more

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#BerryTogether campaign by Driscoll’s a success

A national marketing campaign for berries is being recognized by its creator as a success for creating a more emotional connection with consumers. ... more »

Study: Red makes consumers retain attention to food labels

For many people, red means “stop,” and that’s what consumers are doing when they see that color on food information labels, according to a new s... more »

A look at strawberry production under colorized films

Researchers studied the influence of colored plastic films (red, yellow, green, blue, and white) on fruit quality, antioxidant capacity, and gene tran... more »

Mucci Farms completes portion of strawberry farm expansion

Kingsville, Ontario-based Mucci Farms has completed Phase 2 of its 36-Acre strawberry farm expansion and subsequently said Phase 3 construction is u... more »

Ontario’s Mucci Farms honored for investments, addition

The Leamington, Ontario Chamber of Commerce has awarded Mucci Farms with the top honor in the Industrial/Manufacturing Excellence category at its an... more »

Berry tunnel use, consumer preferences surveyed

TunnelBerries researchers Kathy Kelley and Kathy Demchak, both Penn State University personnel, will administer two Internet surveys to learn about gr... more »

Hurricane-hit growers reeling with little insurance

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. It’s been almost a week sin... more »

Settlement reached in strawberry suit involving UC Davis

A lawsuit over the strawberry breeding program at UC Davis – the wellspring of about half of California’s strawberry crop – is history. Accor... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies plans system launch in Florida

Mississauga, Ontario-based Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) has provided details on its launch plan for the BVT System for the Florida market. The lau... more »

California universities receive millions for strawberry research

USDA announced in late August its decision to award $8.8 million in grants to two teams of scientists, led by California universities, who are researc... more »


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