Strawberries

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 »

Fungus-resistant strawberry varieties released by UC Davis

The UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program is releasing five new strawberry varieties that resist the soilborne disease Fusarium wilt, while also offering high yields and improved fruit quality. UC Eclipse, UC Golden Gate, UC Keystone,... more »

Berry researcher Bernadine Strik dies

Bernadine Strik, a leading U.S. berry authority, has died. Strik, 60, died on April 14 in Corvallis, Oregon. Strik, a veteran Oregon State University professor of horticulture and Extension berry crop specialist and researcher, was... more »

California flood damage to some strawberry fields substantial

California strawberry growers whose crops were wiped out by flooding just weeks before harvest will be able to replant once fields dry out and are repaired, but losses to the industry and damage to communities... more »

Corteva debuts products for specialty crop growers

Corteva Agriscience has added four crop protection products, including two that are designed to help specialty crop growers. Tolvera herbicide, which is currently pending registration with the Environmental Protection Agency, is a cereal solution that... more »

Bonds recognized as Pennsylvania Young Growers

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) has named Kevin and Morgan Bond as recipients of the 2023 Young Grower Award. The Bonds help operate and manage B&R Farms in Ringtown, Pennsylvania, which is owned and... more »

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