Strawberries

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 »

California’s Mayra Paniagua receives strawberry award

Mayra Paniagua, a second-generation California grower, has received the Strawberry Industry Impact Award from the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Paniagua's parents migrated from Mexico, starting out as pickers and eventually moving up to... more »

UCCE research boosts organic strawberry yields 

Troubled by puny plants, low yields and persistent mite problems, third-generation Southern California strawberry grower Glen Hasegawa was ready to give up on his transition from conventional to organic 12 years ago. “I’ve always liked... more »

Maryland breeding program releases Lumina, a new strawberry cultivar

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) strawberry breeding program in Beltsville, Maryland, is releasing a new cultivar, Lumina, which produces lustrous bright red strawberries that are large and sweet. Early research results quickly showed that... more »

Strawberry options: Plasticulture, matted-row production

When I started my job as an Extension specialist at Purdue eight years ago, strawberries were mainly grown as a perennial crop in a matted-row production system in orchards and u-pick farms. Despite strawberries being... more »

Organic Grower: California’s unique strawberry pest control method

A novel pest management method is sweeping through California strawberry fields. Well, not sweeping, exactly. Growers and equipment dealers are essentially turning tractors into giant vacuums to remove Lygus bugs, which cause an estimated $200... more »

Cal Pol Strawberry Center Field Day sets attendance record

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, on Aug. 3, is the largest research and education event for the... more »

UPL introduces two pesticides to North America

UPL, Cary, North Carolina, has introduced two insecticides, SHENZI 700 WG and SHENZI 400 SC, to the North American market. SHENZI 700 WG and 400 SC provide growers with proven solutions to protect crops against... more »

Pest, disease damage expected, harvest impacts uncertain

The seemingly unending flow of water saturating their fields is burdening California growers with pests and diseases. In March and continuing into April and later, torrential rains and multiple “atmospheric rivers” swept across the state,... more »

Mastronardi, InterGrow partner in New York state

Mastronardi Produce, a fourth-generation family-owned commercial greenhouse grower, is expanding its U.S. network through a joint venture with Intergrow Greenhouses. Mastronardi will acquire Integrow’s greenhouse facilities and trucking business in New York state. The new... more »

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