Strawberries

Driscoll’s innovates with machinery, fruit, marketing

Build a better mousetrap, the old saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door. Research and development aren’t always common investments in commodity markets. But the Driscoll’s motto is “only the... more »

Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day set for May 9

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor, Surendra Dara is hosting the annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day, Wednesday May 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meeting is located... more »

Mucci Farms strawberries wins Fresh Product of the Year

Kingsville, Ontario-based Mucci Farms has been awarded President's Choice Fresh Product of the Year for PC Ontario Greenhouse Strawberries by Loblaw Companies Limited. "We've been growing traditional greenhouse items for over 50 years but strawberries were our... more »

Driscoll’s offers video peak at berry development programs

Driscoll’s recently published a series of web videos exploring its work in berry breeding research. The video launch is timed with Driscoll’s peak season for blackberries. In one of the videos, Driscoll’s Global Plant Breeding... more »

Missed strawberries at Easter? Blame Mother Nature

Heavy California rains are blamed for a small shortage in the U.S. Strawberry supply over the Easter holiday. Local media in the United States such as Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV earlier reported that fresh markets were running... more »

Texas A&M sets strawberry field day on April 21 in Lubbock

Those new to strawberry production and old pros alike can catch up on the latest developments in growing the fruit during the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Strawberry Field Day. The field day will be from... more »

Fungicide for powdery mildew introduced by Nichino America

Nichino America  has introduced Gatten, a new fungicide for powdery mildew control in grapes and other crops.  Nichino and OAT Agrio Co., Ltd., the discoverer and manufacturer of Gatten, have reached an agreement for Nichino... more »

UF/IFAS varieties under spotlight for National Strawberry Day

Vance Whitaker toils day and night to develop the tastiest, best-looking, aromatic strawberries a consumer would want. Yummy enough for a nutritious snack or to help flavor a cake or pie just in time for... more »

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