Controlled Environment

Driscoll’s, Plenty to build commercial strawberry indoor vertical farm 

One year after announcing their joint research and development work to grow strawberries indoors, Driscoll's, a consumer brand in fresh premium berries, and Plenty Unlimited Inc. are expanding their relationship to build a new indoor... more »

The power of high tunnel specialty crop growing examined

High tunnels, sometimes called hoop houses, offer northern New York market growers an easy way to extend our limited growing season by two or three months. Sometimes more. Farmers can grow early and/or late crops... more »

NC hurricane disaster relief program includes plasticulture producers

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has received a $79.6 million USDA block grant to assist producers and woodland owners in 90 counties who suffered losses in 2018-2019 from Hurricanes Florence, Michael... more »

Gibraltar growing and processing companies unify as Prospiant

On May 4, Gibraltar Industries announced that Nexus Greenhouse Systems, Rough Brothers, Inc. (RBI), Tetra, Apeks Supercritical, Delta Separations and ThermoEnergy Solutions, all part of its greenhouse and custom growing and processing group, have been... more »

High Tunnel Soilless Strawberry Field Night scheduled by Ohio State University

Interested in touring, viewing, and learning more about growing strawberries with soilless substrate? Join the Ohio State University (OSU) South Centers and the OSU Department of Horticulture for an in-person high tunnel strawberry tour. The... more »

New hydroponic strawberry line sets optimistic tone for trio of partners

Expectations are high for the first-ever Ocean Spray specialty berry pack which debuts this fall, backed by a trio of partners intent on elevating the category with a unique tabletop strawberry proposition. New Wave Berry,... more »

Blueberry, caneberry production in vertical farms aided by AeroFarms, Hortifruit deal

AeroFarms, a certified B Corporation and leader in vertical farming, and Hortifrut S.A., a certified B Corporation in Chile and a global business platform leader in berries marketing, distribution and production, announced March 30 a... more »

Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series 2021 starts Feb. 16

The Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series 2021 begins Feb. 16 with a discussion of winter and spring chores. Learn the basics of annual plasticulture strawberry production in six free webinars! Headed by Amanda McWhirt from... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

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