Strawberries

California growers determine options in wake of flooding

With the rains that flooded much of California since late December abating, growers are beginning the complicated process of calculating the damage. Norm Groot, executive director of the Monterey County Farm Bureau, joined experts from... more »

UF research helps Florida strawberry growers

University of Florida (UF) scientists have been studying how to improve strawberry production and consumption since the early 1950s. The research hasn’t been limited to Florida. It has been globally. Vance... more »

Tips for strawberry growers take center stage

After conducting more than 20 years of perennial strawberry soil health research, Marvin Pritts has identified strategies for growers who produce the finicky plants. Pritts, director of undergraduate studies for the SIPS Horticulture Section at... more »

Ag tech company to acquire berry grower

AgriForce Growing Systems Ltd. has entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) to acquire Berry People LLC. Based in Hollister, California, Berry People is a year-round grower and shipper of organic and conventional strawberries,... more »

Commodity working groups to be hosted by IFPA

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) plans to offer web seminars supplying growers and other industry members insights on commodity trends from leading experts. The members-only global commodity working groups series webinars are scheduled to... more »

Storms damage California crops, farms

Storms bring water and havoc to California farms. While the water from the storms that hit California during the past two weeks brought some hope for agriculture’s water needs, it also damaged crops. The historic... more »

NuPlant introduces plant tissue culture propagation system

NuPlant is introducing SmartClone, an advanced plant tissue culture propagation system designed to rapidly deliver significantly improved plants from breeding programs for multiple species, according to a news release. SmartClone uses precision robotics to deliver... more »

Biobest introduces automated beneficials dispenser

Biological control and pollination products provider Biobest has introduced an automated beneficials dispenser that can help control pests such as mites. Biobest has introduced an automated beneficials dispenser that can help... more »

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