Strawberries

Strawberries lead 2016 Dirty Dozen list

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has issued its annual “dirty dozen” list concerning pesticide residues and produce. EWG debuted a new fruit, strawberries, in the No. 1 position this year. In response, the Alliance for Food and... more »

New berry crop insecticides, miticides introduced

Kathy Demchak, senior Extension associate at Penn State University, discusses changes with insecticides and miticides for use on berry crops in the last few years: A tarnished plant bug on a... more »

Drosophila damage observed in South Carolina strawberries

Last week, South Carolina cooperative extension personnel issued a pest alert for drosophila damage in strawberries. It is impossible to visually distinguish drosophila larvae between species, but if fruit appear otherwise undamaged (meaning they have no holes,... more »

China will accept California strawberry exports

Officials from China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) have announced the initiation of the draft protocol for export of California fresh strawberries to China. The announcement is an important milestone in... more »

Study finds promotion opportunity for Florida strawberries

More than three quarters of Florida’s strawberries are shipped to American markets east of the Mississippi River. Most of those out-of-state consumers enjoy the fruit, but some mistakenly think Sunshine State strawberries aren’t available at... more »

Strawberry Picking Challenge raises $77,000 for Redlands Christian Migrant Association

The 3rd Annual Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge, hosted by Wish Farms raised $77,000 for Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA). The fundraising event, held on Feb. 6, featured 18 corporate-sponsored teams who competed in relays... more »

Florida farmers use web-based monitor to ward off strawberry diseases

Farmers  are adapting to a UF/IFAS-developed, web-based monitoring system that can help the environment by using less chemical treatment to prevent strawberry diseases, which will help the state’s $306 million a year crop, a new... more »

Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working Group publishes strawberry PMSP

The Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working Group has released an updated Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for strawberry in the northeast. Prior to the 2014 Strawberry PMSP meeting, members of the Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working... more »

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