Strawberries

International Strawberry Symposium rescheduled for May 2021

Given the SARS-CoV-2 emergency, the ninth edition of the International Strawberry Symposium, initially planned for May 2020, will take place in Rimini on May 1-5, 2021. The decision, after much thought and with no alternatives,... more »

Eating more strawberries may reduce Alzheimer’s dementia risk

Older adults may reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s dementia by increasing their intake of strawberries, as determined by researchers at Rush University. Puja Agarwal and her team analyzed data collected for the Rush Memory and Aging... more »

Looking for a seasonal CEA crop? Consider strawberries

The interest in greenhouse strawberries has been increasing over the last few years. Part of this has to do with the demand for year-round production of the crop. The variability in quality and availability of... more »

International Strawberry Symposium called off due to coronavirus

The International Strawberry Symposium 2020 that was scheduled to take place in Rimini, Italy, on May-6, 2020, has been postponed. The following announcement came from the event's organizers on March 7: "This is to inform... more »

California vegetable value goes up while acres down

The value of California’s 2019 utilized vegetable production rose to $7.864 billion, 7.3% above the 2018 value according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Pacific Regional Field Office. Increases in the value of... more »

Strawberry crop in Texas off to early good start

Mild winter conditions have Texas’ strawberry crop flowering and fruiting before the possible threat of a killing freeze has passed, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist and associate... more »

UC Davis licenses strawberry cultivars in Mexico

The University of California has entered into a master licensing agreement with Fresa Fortaleza LLC (F2), based in Watsonville, California, for the sub-licensing of new strawberry cultivars in Mexico. The agreement governs the licensing of five... more »

Details released for International Strawberry Symposium

Over 300 scientific presentations (148 oral papers and 172 posters), a thousand or so industry professionals expected from all over the world and a major novelty during the central day of Macfrut 2020, when the... more »


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