Strawberries

California Giant Berry Farms collaborates with vegetable packer for cross-docking

California Giant Berry Farms has strengthened its four-berry program for strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, and is celebrating a collaboration with a vegetable packer. California Giant Director of Retail Sales Nick Chappell (top photo) recently visited... more »

Arrest made in case of Australian strawberry contamination with needles

A 50-year-old woman has been charged with crimes related to the alleged contamination of strawberries in Queensland, Australia, according to the Queensland Police Service. After the discovery of containers of strawberries contaminated with needles, Queensland authorities... more »

Rancho La Familia Farm growers to keynote outreach conference for Latino growers 

Vegetable and strawberry growers from Santa Maria’s Rancho La Familia Farm will give the keynote address at California's fourth annual Growing Together Latino Farmer Conference. The conference will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Radisson... more »

California grower taps talents, resources to find success

Javier Zamora came to the United States from Mexico when he was 20 years old. He lived in the Redondo Beach area near Los Angeles. Most people around him at the time came from different... more »

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 sublicensing of new strawberry varieties in selected countries within Europe, the Mediterranean and... 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 strong demand through the Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s Day holidays... 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 vegetables for a hotel restaurant, Le George. “When we open... 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 major pests impacting U.S. watermelon production, tomato production. The multi-tactic research and extension outcomes from these... more »

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