Strawberries

Florida strawberry grower expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading strawberry growers. Always looking to the future, As... more

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, ... more

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Time strawberry alarm clock for post-apple bloom

Growers who time their strawberries to bloom just after apples do can reap a better harvest, according to new research. When apple trees blossom, t... more »

Dual Magnum labeled for Michigan summer squash, strawberry

Syngenta Crop Protection has added summer squash and strawberry to the Dual Magnum (S-metolachlor) Michigan 24c SLN label. Dual Magnum is a pre-emerge... more »

Freezing temperatures threaten Alabama strawberry crops

The threat of freezing temperatures in Alabama quickly shifted strawberry growers from production mode into protection mode. Producers of both frui... more »

Strawberry Picking Challenge raises over $100,000 for charity

The Florida Strawberry Growers Association’s Strawberry Picking Challenge raised more than $100,000. The fourth annual charity event’s proceeds wi... more »

Time to scout spider mites in strawberries

Warm early spring weather, coupled with a mild winter, has set the stage for early pest activity in some crops. For strawberry growers, now is the tim... more »

Wish Farms donates strawberries to Feeding Tampa Bay

Wish Farms has donated more than four thousand pounds of strawberries to Feeding Tampa Bay just in time for Valentine’s Day. "We are always happ... more »

METTLE fungicide receives label expansion

Gowan USA has received federally-approved label expansion for METTLE 125ME fungicide to include the crop groups fruiting vegetables and cucurbits. The... more »

Nationwide project seeks sustainable U.S. strawberry industry

A nationwide project is seeking grower input on how to achieve a sustainable strawberry industry that supports farmers, takes care of the environment ... more »

NCSU researchers study strawberry clipper effects on yield

During 2016, our laboratory completed a three year project tracking the occurrence and impact of strawberry clipper weevil in annual, plasticuture st... more »

Wish Farms takes advantage of Florida strawberry season

Wish Farms, national produce grower, shipper and year-round supplier of strawberries, announced that Florida’s strawberry season is off to a good s... more »


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