Strawberries

Organic program takes off at Driscoll’s

Driscoll’s has about 65%-70% of the U.S. market share in organic berries. And according to Emily Musgrave, organic program manager, that presence is growing rapidly. “We have 150 organic growers, including those in the U.S.,... more »

Driscoll’s growth starts with plant

Augustine Renteria has been with Driscoll’s for 31 years. Please excuse him if he treats the strawberry plants he is nurturing at the mega berry company’s California breeding grounds as children. To him, that’s exactly... more »

Customer focused technology to be revealed by Wish Farms

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, has always prided itself on being an innovator in the produce industry. Continuing that tradition, they are pleased to announce a preview... more »

Trade mitigation purchase of strawberry products set at $2M

On July 25, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details of additional actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would take to support American agricultural producers while continued efforts on free, fair, and... more »

Wish Farms creates new HQ, marketing tagline

Berry company Wish Farms recently rolled out a new marketing tagline, “Generations of Sweetness,” while breaking ground on new headquarters. Based in Plant City, Florida, the company is a grower, marketer and year-round supplier of... more »

Sample costs released for romaine, organic strawberries

Farmers who are considering growing romaine hearts or organic strawberries in California's Central Coast region can get some help determining whether the crop will pencil out for them. UC ANR Agricultural Issues Center and UC Cooperative... more »

Strawberries may be key to developing insulin pill

More than 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes and must inject themselves with insulin two to four times daily. Researchers have been looking for ways to administer the drug orally, and researchers at Carnegie Mellon... more »

Growers on the ground helped by cloud based software

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »


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