Strawberries

Techniques, varieties fuel success with hydroponic strawberries

“Strawberry plants are easy to grow, but getting quality fruit to sell is the tough part,” said Mark Kroggel of Ohio State University.

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California strawberry growers face tough labor and business climate

“California is a tough place to do business but it’s still the best place in the world to grow strawberries.”

– Thomas AmRhein, the vice president of Naturipe Berry Growers

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Global Plant Genetics gets licensing deal for UC Davis strawberries

The University of California has entered into a master agreement with Global Plant Genetics, Ltd., (GPG) based in Norfolk, England, for the sublicensi... more »

Techniques, varieties fuel success with hydroponic strawberries

Consumers want fresh strawberries year-round – and they’re willing to pay for them. Those peak prices from October through March – capped by str... more »

Paris Four Seasons hotel tries growing its own vegetables

Talk about the cream of the crop. A luxury hotel in Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V, is establishing an organic garden to grow fruits and v... more »

NIFA invests $1.8M in methyl bromide transition research, outreach

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced four Methyl Bromide Transition awards that will improve the management of m... more »

Strawberry purchasers want sustainable production

As buyers browse strawberry packages at the supermarket, they might see labels such as “organically grown” or “locally grown.” But they’d al... more »

Picnic basket on wheels a part of Driscoll’s national marketing

A giant picnic basket on wheels is the latest marketing push from Driscoll's national #BerryTogether campaign. The 3D picnic basket on wheels will ... more »

Diversification, crop insurance reduce grower risks

Chris Eckert finds himself spending a lot of time talking about the weather. The president of Eckert’s, a family farm in southern Illinois, o... more »

US asparagus crop value up; onions and strawberries down

The U.S. asparagus crop value are estimated to be up from last year, while values for onions and asparagus have dropped. National Agricultural Stat... more »

Naturipe Farms embraces blockchain tech

Naturipe Farms recently announced it was working with data management firm SAP on a blockchain project to increase food safety and reduce food waste. ... more »

Simplot gets keys to CRISPR-Cas9

The J.R. Simplot Company has executed a joint intellectual property licensing agreement with Corteva Agriscience Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, an... more »


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