Strawberries

Food safety posters developed for pick-your-own farms

Keeping food safety on the minds of direct-market farm customers – as well as workers – can often be a simple matter of communication.North Carolina State University's (NCSU) Plants for Human Health Institute recently published... more »

Plastic mulch machine can cut labor costs in half

At a Florida berry farm, it costs about $200 per acre in man-hours to remove plastic mulch and drip tape at the end of the season. By using a machine that can simultaneously lift and... more »

PHHI welcomes new researcher focused on vegetable genomics, breeding

Massimo Iorizzo recently joined N.C. State University's Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. An assistant professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, Iorizzo's research will focus on genetics,... more »

State audit suggests changes for UC Davis strawberry program

Following a six-month review of the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program, the California state auditor's office today released recommendations — including suggestions for future funding and revenue collection — for the acclaimed program.“The audit addressed... more »

Captan Gold 4L registered in California

ADAMA has received EPA approval for Captan Gold 4L liquid fungicide for use on strawberries, tree fruits and other specialty crops. A multi-site contact fungicide, Captan Gold 4L penetrates fungal spores, protecting high-value crops against... more »

Respiration Control System redefines fresh produce market

Fruit and vegetables need oxygen to stay fresh. However, the amount of oxygen varies by variety and during the season. PerfoTec has developed a technology that measures the amount of oxygen needed and translates this... more »

Miticide registered for use in California

Nealta miticide from BASF has received registration for use in California. Nealta miticide delivers long-lasting control of spider mites at all life stages through a unique mode of action. It is labeled for use on... more »

New IPMinfo app developed to help strawberry growers

Surendra Dara, a University of California Cooperative Extension educator, recently developed a new iPhone app for information on pests and diseases in strawberries.According to the university, The IPMinfo app was developed in an effort to... more »

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