Strawberries

US asparagus crop value up; onions and strawberries down

The U.S. asparagus crop value are estimated to be up from last year, while values for onions and asparagus have dropped. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) office in Olympia, Washington recently reported vegetable production estimates... more »

Naturipe Farms embraces blockchain tech

Naturipe Farms recently announced it was working with data management firm SAP on a blockchain project to increase food safety and reduce food waste. Blockchain technologies typically act as a digital ledger in which transactions are recorded... more »

Simplot gets keys to CRISPR-Cas9

The J.R. Simplot Company has executed a joint intellectual property licensing agreement with Corteva Agriscience Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for foundational CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools, the company announced Aug.... more »

DelFrescoPure pursues second phase of strawberry expansion

With the increasing demand of locally grown greenhouse strawberries, Kingsville, Ontario-based DelFrescoPure has initiated Phase Two of its greenhouse strawberry production expansion from six acres to a total of seventeen acres of strawberry production. The... more »

Management of SWD in berries topic of free guide book

If you’ve been growing berries for more than a couple of years, you’re no doubt aware that good growing and sanitation practices – such as keeping an open canopy, weeding regularly, rotating insecticides, harvesting frequently,... more »

California strawberry growers face tough labor and business climate

For the California strawberry grower, the natural environment makes up for the state’s manmade business environment. Roughly four out of every five strawberries are grown in the United States come from California, which is the... more »

Creating online training for organic crop production in California

Sonja Brodt (Coordinator of Agriculture, Resources, and Environment at UC SAREP) and Sara Riegler (UC SAREP Graduate Student Researcher) recently had the opportunity to visit and record field demonstration videos at ALBA in Salinas. The... more »

U-pick tips offered in Michigan educational videos

The Michigan Agritourism Association has just released two educational videos that showcase picking techniques and farm etiquette at Michigan u-pick fruit farms. The videos are part of a series of seven videos that were produced... more »


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