Strawberries

California grower taps talents, resources to find success

“I’m blessed that I’ve been able to achieve the goal of farming on my own, and helping others along the way, growing and producing food for thousands of people,” Javier Zamora said.

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Techniques, varieties fuel success with hydroponic strawberries

“Strawberry plants are easy to grow, but getting quality fruit to sell is the tough part,” said Mark Kroggel of Ohio State University.

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Bee Vectoring Technologies plans system launch in Florida

Mississauga, Ontario-based Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) has provided details on its launch plan for the BVT System for the Florida market. The lau... more »

California universities receive millions for strawberry research

USDA announced in late August its decision to award $8.8 million in grants to two teams of scientists, led by California universities, who are researc... more »

$2.5 million grant to expand organic strawberry research

UC Santa Cruz researchers who have pioneered alternatives to methyl bromide in commercial strawberry production have received a $2.5 million grant fro... more »

Plasticulture strawberry planting, fall growth tips revisited

The next 10 days are the optimum period for planting strawberries in the plasticulture system. The variety Chandler, which has the most acreage in our... more »

Florida strawberry grower expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading straw... more »

$4.5 million grant funds disease-resistant strawberries

The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, and colleagues in California and Florida have received a $4.5 million g... more »

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid a... more »

Challenges of Growing Strawberries in Florida

Carl Grooms, co-founder of Fancy Farms in Florida, talks about the challenges of growing strawberries in the Sunshine State. ... watch »

Take care of weed control in perennial strawberry

Much of the 2017 Michigan strawberry crop was lost as a result of a frost in early May. The blossoms had not yet opened, so many growers did not take ... more »

Strawberry producer Koontz dies at age 62

Robert "Fritz" Koontz was born in French Lick, Indiana, but raised in Cave Creek, Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University, he moved to Califor... more »


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