Strawberries

Exploration of annual strawberry production pursued in Montana

Strawberries are a high value specialty crop with varieties hardy enough to grow in Montana. The high labor demands and pest management limit statewide production. Annual high tunnel (hoop house) production may reduce these issues... more »

Spotted wing drosophila threatens Wisconsin berry crops

Wisconsin Berry Growers Association says its nearly 90 members have been contributing money towards research to help identify management practices to control damage from spotted wing drosophila that can cause fruit to deteriorate, change its... more »

Alibaba to partner with Driscoll’s to bring US berries to China

Alibaba Group announced June 21 strategic cooperation with Driscoll’s and Chicken of the Sea to bring U.S. food products to China, home to the world’s largest consumer market. Through this effort, Chinese consumers will be... more »

Harvest CROO Robotics rolls out autonomous vehicle

Harvest CROO Robotics announced the introduction of their autonomous vehicle. This is a major step towards the completion of the Alpha Unit, which is expected to be picking strawberries in Florida next winter. As part... more »

Reduced fruit size in strawberries explained

University of Delaware Extension is reporting several growers have commented that fruit size in strawberries is smaller than normal in 2017. This poses the question “what affects strawberry fruit size?” In plasticulture strawberries, one critical... more »

UC Davis involved in strawberry breeding ruling

According to a news release from the University of California-Davis, a federal jury has ruled in favor of the University of California in its lawsuit with two former UC Davis strawberry breeders and the private... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies reports on commercial strawberry trials

Bee Vectoring Technologies said in a news release it has had successful, verified results from large commercial scale demonstrations of its proprietary crop production system, with strawberry growers in Florida. According to the release, the demonstrations... more »

Researchers hope to extend Northeast’s strawberry season

June marks the start of what many here in the Northeast believe is the sweetest part of summer — berry season. It's a time ripe with strawberry festivals, pick-your-own-berries and local farmers' markets. For berry... more »

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