Strawberries

Pennsylvania strawberry growers face a number of production issues

The strawberry crop growth stage varies a lot across Pennsylvania right now. Which issues you should watch for may be very different on various farms. However, here are some issues to be aware of, including... more »

Florida strawberry growers concerned due to Neopestalotiopsis fruit rot disease

Pestalotiopsis-like species have been reported affecting strawberry worldwide. Recently, severe and unprecedented outbreaks have been reported in Florida commercial fields where leaf, fruit, petiole, crown, and root symptoms were observed and yield was severely affected.... more »

Ohio State University schedules High Tunnel Soilless Strawberry Field Night

Interested in touring, viewing, and learning more about growing strawberries with soilless substrate? Join the Ohio State University (OSU) South Centers and the OSU Department of Horticulture for an in-person high tunnel strawberry tour. The... more »

Before laying plastic, check the soil pH

Mid-April is when plastic mulch laying starts for many of our summer crops. Each year we see problems with low bed pH under plastic mulch. This can result in a range of problems including poor... more »

Plasticulture strawberry fertilization timing important as bloom begins

Plasticulture strawberries are blooming now across Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Plasticulture strawberries should have had nitrogen applications prior to bloom. Base recommendations are 25 lbs/a of N at green-up and another 25 lbs/a of N... more »

AI technology to breed better-tasting strawberries pursued by UF scientists

A tastier strawberry may come from a computer. New University of Florida research shows artificial intelligence can help scientists breed more flavor into the fruit. Consumer panels are the tried-and-true method for UF researchers to... more »

Strawberry season under way in North Carolina

April signals the start of strawberry season in North Carolina, and local growers are optimistic about the 2021 season and anticipate a crop that should last through Memorial Day. “The recent hard frost kept strawberry... more »

Hydroponic tabletop strawberry approach drives project by three partners

Expectations are high for the first-ever Ocean Spray specialty berry pack which debuts this fall, backed by a trio of partners intent on elevating the category with a unique tabletop strawberry proposition. New Wave Berry,... more »

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