Strawberries

July 28 is date for virtual Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, Surendra Dara is hosting the Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day virtually on Tuesday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Pacific. Agenda is in... more »

OSU professor shares benefits of controlled-environment berries

Substrate-based strawberry production under controlled environment (greenhouse, high tunnels) is a fast-growing sector in North America. Along with the increasing interest in local production, several greenhouse industries as well as traditional field producers in North... more »

Tools for farmers to adapt provided with climate-change research

Farmers are already seeing the effects of warmer winter nights and hotter summer days on their crops. Climate change is gradual, but increasing overall temperatures affect many aspects of farming, including where and how crops... more »

Renovating plasticulture strawberries can boost yields

With strawberry season winding down in annual strawberry production on plastic mulch, many growers may consider carrying the beds over for a second year’s harvest. These are some guidelines for renovation of plasticulture strawberries: 1)... more »

Regalia seen as top biofungicide brand in California, Marrone Bio reports

Davis, California-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, today announced that its flagship biofungicide, Regalia, holds more than 25%  market share* of the foliar biofungicide segment in California; outperforming direct... more »

Study shows heart health benefits for strawberries

Nitrites in strawberries may help the heart health of consumers. Results from a study funded by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) suggests a responsive adolescent male population who is at risk for heart disease may... more »

More than $1M In grants awarded to Virginia State ag researchers

Researchers at Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station (VSU-ARS) were recently awarded $1.4 million in capacity building grants (CBG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Chyer Kim, Food Scientist at VSU-ARS, was awarded $499,644... more »

Mucci Farms adding US-based facilities in Michigan and Texas

Canadian greenhouse grower Mucci Farms has added two new U.S.-based facilities in Romulus, Michigan, and San Antonio, Texas. According to a news release, furthering its rapid expansion efforts over the last several years, the company... more »


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