A Way to Reduce Pesticides on Berries

Husein Ajwa is a different kind of soil chemist. The University of California Extension specialist has been experimenting for years on ways to reduce the use of methyl bromide in strawberry fields. more »

Growers Experiment with Planting Fall Strawberries

Louisiana strawberries in November? It's becoming more common as strawberry growers in southeast Louisiana experiment with new plants. Louisiana strawberries in the past were usually available between March and May. more »

New Fumigant Draws Praise

Salinas-area strawberry farmers and agricultural researchers Monday praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of the fumigant methyl iodide, which, if it gets the state's OK for use, could replace ozone-layer-depleting methyl bromide. Salinas Californian more »

Socking It to Strawberry Root Rot

Strawberry plants grown in compost-filled mesh tubes, or 'socks,' had significantly less chance of getting black root rot, a severe threat to yields, than plants grown directly in infested soils in an Agricultural Research Service... more »

Farm Moves Toward Employee Ownership

The community of Sequim is nestled in Washington's Dungeness Valley, between the Olympic Mountains and Pacific Ocean, near the mouth of the Dungeness River. The area's geography and weather patterns have created a unique microclimate... more »

Tomato … Strawberry … of Straw-Mato

Gardeners and scientists alike are scratching their heads, trying to figure out how a Sandy woman says she found a strawberry growing inside her tomato. ABC4 more »

Farmers Find no Methyl Bromide Alternative

Ventura County farmers aren't overstating the situation when they say there are no viable, cost-effective alternatives to the fumigants they're using to treat locally grown strawberries, experts say. Ventura County Star more »

Strawberry Prof Shares his Seeds of Knowledge

Some days, Harry Swartz eats 500 strawberries. Others, it's more like 2,000. The Daily News more »

Storms Destroy Crops; Could Cost County Millions

An hour and a half storm on Friday, July 6, could cost the county about $10 million in money that would have come from strawberry crops this year. Siskiyou Daily News more »

Southwest Michigan Farm Markets Rely on Chicago Money

Michigan's southwest corner is often ignored by the rest of the state, which gravitates more toward the southeast side and Detroit. That could be a problem for farm markets and other businesses in Southwest Michigan... more »

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