Strawberries

California, Florida organic strawberries limited but available

As Valentine’s Day approaches, which is a heavy demand holiday for strawberries, there are organic strawberries available — but they are highly priced and in limited volume. “We will have organic strawberries for Valentine’s Day,”... more »

Driscoll’s names new president of the Americas

Zespri CEO Dan Mathieson is leaving the produce marketer to become Driscoll’s president of the Americas. Mathieson has been at Zespri for 21 years, including seven as CEO, according to a statement from Zespri. He... more »

Norway’s unique landscape, laws drive tree fruit plans

Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, with fjords, mountains, glaciers and pristine lakes, Norway's landscapes are often described as some of the most picturesque in the world. At first glance, however, a fruit farmer probably... more »

Wish Farms owner inducted into Florida strawberry hall of fame

Gary Wishnatzki, owner of Plant City, Florida-based berry grower Wish Farms, has been inducted into the Florida Strawberry Growers Association Hall of Fame. “Gary has been a lifelong supporter of the Florida strawberry industry and... more »

Strawberry options: Plasticulture, matted-row production

When I started my job as an Extension specialist at Purdue eight years ago, strawberries were mainly grown as a perennial crop in a matted-row production system in orchards and u-pick farms. Despite strawberries being... more »

New Jersey is a mecca for strawberry production

Strawberries set the pace as one of the first crops of the New Jersey growing season. Farm operators from a wide swath of the state shared their growing and marketing experiences during the North American... more »

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 »

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention to include strawberry growers group

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

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