Strawberries

Researchers fight plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some of them? That’s Botrytis cinerea, a fungal pathogen that... more »

Naturipe Berry Growers invests in Harvest CROO Robotics

Naturipe Berry Growers has joined the list of strawberry industry investors supporting Harvest CROO Robotics. With the support of Naturipe, now more than 20 percent of the U.S. strawberry industry has invested in Harvest CROO... more »

California growers must adjust to loss of methyl bromide

California accounts for more than 80 percent of U.S. strawberry production, a harvest worth $2.5 billion in 2014. Fertile soils and the prevailing climate on the Central Coast support per-acre yields twice that of Florida,... more »

Cornell develops peach-sized strawberry

The newest Cornell University strawberry variety concentrates flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your hand. Topping out at over 50 grams, Archer, the latest creation from Cornell University berry breeder... more »

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm market business over the past 26 years. Skelly’s... more »

Ontario berry grower groups consider merger

Ontario’s two berry grower organizations are proposing a merger to create one new organization. Ontario Berry Growers’ Association (OBGA) and the Ontario Highbush Blueberry Growers’ Association have received agreement from the Ontario Farm Products Marketing... more »

UNH scientists unravel genetic ancestry of cultivated strawberry

Scientists from the University of New Hampshire have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry. A genetic analysis conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers, which took four... more »

California strawberry industry looks for methyl bromide alternatives

For many years, California growers relied on methyl bromide to kill a wide range of soil-borne pests, from fungi to insects to weeds, before planting crops. 2016 marks the last year in which the highly... more »

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