Strawberries

Drip irrigation, fertigation keep strawberries on track

Using proper drip irrigation and fertigation techniques can be akin to pursuing "a business of Goldilocks," according to a University of Georgia Extension horticulturalist.Erick Smith, speaking to strawberry growers at the 2015 Southeast Regional Fruit... more »

Nimitz receives California registration

The nematicide Nimitz, produced by Adama, has received state registration in California for use on tomatoes, peppers, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupe and squash.According to a news release from Adama, Nimitz, delivers a combination of... more »

Canada registers Evito fungicide

Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced registration for EVITO Fungicide in Canada. This registration provides Canadian growers an advanced, highlysystemic fungicide for use in wheat and barley, as well as corn and soybeans. Additionally, EVITO... more »

Climate change will force adaptation

Last year was Earth's warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The two agencies recently announced that Earth's average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4˚ F since 1880,... more »

UC Davis, California Strawberry Commission settle lawsuit

The University of California, Davis, and the California Strawberry Commission today settled their legal differences regarding the public strawberry breeding program at UC Davis, according to a UC Davis press release.As part of this renewed... more »

Greater emphasis on strawberry breeding in post-methyl bromide era

California's strawberry industry has almost completely phased out its use of methyl bromide as a pre-plant soil fumigant, and the importance of breeding for disease resistance has never been greater, according to Mike Nelson of... more »

Nematodes have potential to control SWD in strawberries

Could predaceous nematodes be the key to stopping spotted wing drosophila (SWD)?Mark Bolda and Denise Sheehan, Extension advisers with the University of California, are studying the use of nematodes to combat SWD and vinegar flies,... more »

BioSafe Systems names new manager

BioSafe Systems recently added Ed Chell as California territory manager for the agrichemical division, supporting the crop protection, water treatment and food safety business segments. Based in Camarillo, California, Chell will grow and develop the... more »

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