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Strawberry pest controlled by using fewer pesticides

Study: strawberry growers can use fewer pesticides to control pest A University of Florida research shows how strawberry growers can use fewer pesticides to control a destructive pest. An invasive pest in the southeastern U.S..... more »

Oishii introduces indoor vertical strawberry farm

Oishii opened a new, 237,500 square feet indoor vertical strawberry farm in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Amatelas Farm, which is named after the Japanese Goddess of the Sun, runs on renewable energy and introduces a new... more »

Organic produce sales expand in 2023

The Organic Produce Network (OPN) has released data on organic produce sales for the previous year. Topping $9.6 billion, organic produce sales in the U.S. grew by 1.6% in 2023, while volume declined 0.1%, according... more »

Registration opens for Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day

Registration has opened for the annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, scheduled for Aug. 8, is a large research and education gathering for the California strawberry industry, according to a news release from... more »

Berries now king of fresh organic produce sales

According to the latest sales data, berries top 2023 organic fresh produce sales. For the second year in a row, organic berries, which include strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, took the top sales spot, raking... more »

California Strawberry Commission represents industry at strawberry festival

Through an interactive booth and giveaways, the California Strawberry Commission connects with local community attendees at the one of the largest strawberry festivals in the U.S. The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) served as an official... more »

Study: costs, returns of growing California organic strawberries

University of California researchers have released a study that can help growers and others estimate the costs and potential returns for growing organic strawberries on the state's Central Coast. The study was recently released by... more »

Certified organic product sales hit record

Organic sales are on the rise. In the U.S., organic product sales have hit a record, according to a report. Sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a record for the sector.... more »

Naturipe to exhibit berries at California Strawberry Festival

Naturipe Farms, a large strawberry and grower, of other berries including blueberries plans to exhibit in a booth at the 38th Annual California Strawberry Festival in Ventura, California, on May 18-19. Founded in 1984, the... more »

“FoldBot” robot reduces cardboard folding

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_34421" align="alignleft"... more »

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