Strawberries

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 »

New hires, leadership roles at California Giant

California Giant Berry Farms recently hired new key employees and assigned new roles for current staff members. Tom Smith, the director of foodservice, is taking on a new role as director of foodservice and organics,... more »

Ontario Berry Growers aided by government aid for production, promotion

The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are supporting investment that will help the province's berry growers to increase sustainability, implement new technologies and increase awareness of their products.On Sept. 5, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister... more »

Evolution of strawberry production discussed in podcast

A new podcast on Gastropod – “Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret” –addresses the cultivation of strawberries in Europe 300 years ago, to their transport to the U.S., to their major production in California. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

California berries at China’s first Costco opening

When China’s first Costco warehouse club opened this week in Shanghai, fresh strawberries from California Giant Berry Farms were among the offerings displayed. Costco opened the doors to... more »

Wish Farms’ ‘Superhero Summer’ campaign benefits Feeding America

Berry grower/marketer Wish Farms recently reported back on the results of its summer of work with the nonprofit Feeding America. “The ‘Superhero Summer’ campaign was a great success on many levels. We reached a nationwide... more »

New UC strawberries have disease resistance, other traits

The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties that will help farmers manage diseases, control costs and produce plenty of large, robust berries using less water, fertilizer... more »


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