Strawberries

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 »

Oishii brings vertically-grown strawberries west with LA farm

Indoor vertical strawberry grower Oishii recently announced the opening of a new farm in Los Angeles. Oishii is known for its Omakase Berry, a special Japanese strawberry variety grown pesticide-free in... more »

$25M Series B funding round goes to Advanced Farm Technologies

Davis, California-based Advanced Farm Technologies Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced Sept.21 it has completed a series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the... more »

Fall-planted strawberry plug plants’ disease management recommendations

The production of strawberry plugs involves multiple stages during which pathogens can infect the plug plants before they are distributed to growers. Despite regular scouting by propagators, and chemical sprays applied to avoid diseases, these... more »

Funded by Oregon legislature, OSU Berry Initiative gets a new leader

Erica Chernoh, Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturist, is the new leader of the OSU Berry Initiative at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora. Chernoh, an assistant professor of practice in Lane... more »

Extension of strawberry season eyed by Rutgers researchers

The Northeast strawberry season is the epitome of the phrase, “short and sweet.” On average, the average harvest lasts only three to four weeks, but consumer demand is strong (strawberries are the most consumed berry... more »

Santa Maria cooling facility gets solar for berry firm Driscoll’s

Driscoll’s has installed 3,384 solar panels on its 155,000-square-foot cooling facility in Santa Maria, California, which is estimated to generate 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power annually. In addition to solar power, Driscoll’s has installed a... more »

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