Strawberries

Powdery mildew detector gives strawberry growers tool to fight disease

New tools developed by researchers at the University of Florida (UF) will help them – and ultimately the industry – fight powdery mildew, one of the biggest diseases berry growers battle. Scientists at UF’s Gulf... more »

Georgia fruit pathologist inducted into IPM Hall of Fame

The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (Southern IPM Center) has inducted University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit pathologist Phil Brannen into the Integrated Pest Management Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to commercial fruit... more »

N.Y. Strawberry Crop flourishing this season

New York State strawberries are flourishing this year, thanks to a cool, rainy early spring that produced prime conditions for budding plants. Farmers in the state are reporting bumper crops of the berries, some measuring... more »

Tips for renovating plasticulture strawberries

With strawberry season winding down in our annual strawberry production on plastic mulch, many growers may consider carrying the beds over for a second year’s harvest. These are some guidelines for renovation of plasticulture strawberries:... more »

NASGA prepares for 2023 conference, meeting

The 10th North American Strawberry Symposium (NASS), a meeting of strawberry growers, researchers and other industry members from around the globe, will be held in conjunction with the 2023 NASGA conference. The conference will be... more »

Digicrop views robotics, precision ag

Robotics and other technologies designed to benefit agriculture were at the forefront of Digicrop, the International Conference on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production. The virtual March 28-30 conference assembled researchers from a variety of... more »

Driscoll’s pioneering indoor strawberries

Driscoll’s Inc., in a partnership with Plenty Unlimited Inc., is planning an indoor growing facility designed to marry strawberry growing expertise with vertical farm technology. Watsonville, California-based Driscoll’s hasn’t chosen a site yet or released... more »

Florida launches Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) recently launched the Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative. The FDACS initiative, announced by Florida Agricultural Secretary Nikki Fried June 2 at Plant City-based berry grower Wish Farms, is a... more »

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