Strawberries

Clemson to host pre-plant strawberry meeting

Strawberry producers are invited to a pre-plant meeting where Clemson University experts will provide valuable information needed to grow successful crops. The meeting is scheduled for Aug. 8 in the Horry County Extension Office, 1949... more »

Second lawsuit targets UC strawberry program

For the second time in as many years, the University of California’s (UC) strawberry breeding program finds itself the subject of a lawsuit. This time around, the lawsuit was filed by California Berry Cultivars (CBC),... more »

Angular leaf spot causing leaf necrosis in strawberries

Angular leaf spot, also called bacterial blight, is the only reported strawberry disease caused by a bacterium, namely Xanthomonas fragariae. Economic damage is mainly due to blackening of berry stem caps, which mars the appearance... more »

Renovating strawberries improves next year’s crop

Perennial strawberries (matted row production) are normally planted on bare ground in the spring, maintained the first year with herbicides, fertilizer and irrigation, and then harvested for two to three years. After the first year... more »

UC Davis wins early ruling in strawberry lawsuit

A federal judge has made an initial ruling in California Berry Cultivar’s lawsuit against the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and its strawberry-breeding program. California Berry founders Douglas Shaw and Kirk Larson were scientists... more »

Another lawsuit assails UC’s strawberry breeding program

California Berry Cultivars (CBC) filed a lawsuit May 2 against the Regents of the University of California (UC). The filing came “after more than three years of unsuccessful discussions and negotiations revolving around the systematic... more »

UC Davis faces lawsuit over strawberry breeding technology

Two scientists have filed a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). California Berry Cultivars, a company co-founded by former UC Davis scientists Douglas Shaw and Kirk Larson, along with A.G. Kawamura, filed... more »

Soil management practices impact strawberry production

Researchers have seen mixed results in the first two years of trials studying the impact of soil management practices on strawberry production. Amanda McWhirt, horticulture Extension specialist at the University of Arkansas, presented the findings... more »

New berry crop insecticides, miticides introduced

Kathy Demchak, senior Extension associate at Penn State University, discusses changes with insecticides and miticides for use on berry crops in the last few years: A tarnished plant bug on a... more »

China will accept California strawberry exports

Officials from China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) have announced the initiation of the draft protocol for export of California fresh strawberries to China. The announcement is an important milestone in... more »

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