Strawberries

North Carolina Strawberries are Ripe Here, Ripe Now

May is Strawberry Month in North Carolina, and the crop looks excellent. Chatham Journal Weekly more »

Strawberry Growers Concerned After Easter Freeze

An unseasonable freeze over Easter weekend set strawberries back and now strawberry growers have to be on the lookout for both diseases and pests, says Eric Spaulding, Johnston County, N.C., Extension agent. Carolina-Virginia Farmer more »

Kentucky Grower Builds a Retail Destination

Back before Jimmy Dean came to mean sausage, the country singer crooned a tune that contained the line, "that spells Kentucky, but it means paradise." Bill Gallrein Jr. knows what he had in mind. You... more »

Strawberry Industry Back on its Feet After Last Spring

Last year's heavy spring rains created slim pickings for strawberry growers in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties after the fields were awash in mud. Santa Cruz Sentinel more »

Okla. Declares Watermelon State Veggie

Oklahoma already has the strawberry as its official fruit, so the state Senate cleared the way Tuesday to declare the watermelon the state vegetable. Evansville Courier Press more »

Growers Assess Damages After Easter Freeze

A visit by Jack Frost on Easter weekend left Virginia's fruit and vegetable crop in a deep freeze with strawberries, corn, peaches and apples suffering some losses across the state. Virginia Farm Bureau more »

Strawberry Industry Honors its Best

Some of the top performers in the Central Coast strawberry industry were honored Wednesday night at the annual Strawberry Recognition Dinner at the Santa Maria Fairpark. Santa Maria Times more »

Four Day Freeze Affecting Virginia Beach Strawberry Crops

About 50% of Joe Burroughs' strawberry crop was lost over the weekend because of frost and freezing temperatures. WTKR.com more »

Strawberry Fields Forever … If The Weather Allows

Orchard operators across West Virginia say the prolonged cold snap could leave their apple and peach crops could be a total loss. WTAP more »

Strawberry Growers Ready for Peak Period

With one peak demand period passed and their biggest day of the year approaching, California strawberry farmers say their production is catching up from a slow start. Central Valley Business Times more »

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