Strawberries

Judge tosses Driscoll’s patent allegations against former strawberry breeder

A quarrel over lucrative California strawberry strains withered in court July 6 after a federal judge picked apart a corporate seller’s patent infringement lawsuit against the former chief of a legendary breeding institute. According to... more »

Strawberry growers in Arkansas can attend pre-plant meeting

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the Mid-American Strawberry Growers Association are hosting a strawberry pre-plant meeting on July 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CST. The meeting will be held at the Don... more »

More sustainable future for UK ag heralded by vertically-grown strawberries

A revolutionary and significantly greener way of growing fruit and vegetables in the United Kingdom is starting to gather pace. From this week a West Sussex fruit grower will deliver to Tesco the first commercial... more »

UC Davis breeders eye strawberry cultivar traits that work with robotics

University of California, Davis, has plans in place to put together a test agreement with advanced.farm to trial strawberry cultivars with robotic harvesting this fall. The cultivars put into the trial will be a combination... more »

Changing rainfall patterns impact on strawberries studied in Maine

University of Maine researchers are studying how changes in rainfall patterns caused by climate change could affect strawberries in the Northeast. Principal investigator Rachel Schattman, an assistant professor of sustainable agriculture, and her research team... more »

Success growing strawberries with LED seen by Signify and Fragaria Innova

Signify, a lighting company,  has worked together with Fragaria Innova to develop specific light recipes for strawberries, resulting in a steady production pattern with high yield, and good quality strawberries in wintertime. The joint research... more »

July 14 is date set for virtual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day

The 12th Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day, sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension, will be held virtually on July 14 from 8 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Pacific. Register to hear the latest on strawberry research... more »

Researchers identify the best strawberries to grow in hot locations

It's strawberry season in many parts of the U.S, and supermarkets are teeming with these fresh heart-shaped treats. Although the bright red, juicy fruit can grow almost anywhere with lots of sunlight, production in some... more »

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