Strawberries

Matthew Lyons joins Naturipe’s value-added fresh division

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, California, has hired Matthew Lyons as director of business development of value-added fresh. In his role, Lyons manages Naturipe Farms’ Value-Added Fresh division as it expands in the foodservice, quick-serve and retail... more »

AgroFresh acquires postharvest tech company Tessara

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has acquired Tessara, a postharvest solutions provider. The acquisition expands AgroFresh’s footprint in food waste reduction and freshness solutions for table grapes and berries and bolsters the organization’s impact in growing regions in... more »

Sun Belle hires director of berry supply chain

Sun Belle Inc. has hired Ian Grigg as director of berry supply chain in its Chicago area headquarters. In this new position, Grigg is managing supply from production through order fulfillment. ... more »

Automated test developed for detecting diarrheal pathogens in berries

A test that speeds detection of a human diarrheal disease than causes illnesses and outbreaks in fresh produce including berries, leafy greens and herbs has been developed. Since 2018, more than 8,000 cases of cyclosporiasis... more »

Stone wool growing media supplier starts soilless growing campaign

To feed and treat the world’s expanding population, Grodan, a stone wool growing media provider, is starting a branding initiative to focus public and policymaking attention on sustainable, soilless growing. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is... more »

Fruit specialists tackle extreme weather issues

North American Extension specialists are offering their expertise in three webinars designed to help growers confront changing weather patterns that threaten fruit crops. The third season of the North American Virtual Orchard Meetups will focus... more »

Biotalys releases field trial info for biofungicide

Biotalys, an agricultural technology company that works to provide alternatives to conventional chemical pesticides for crop and food production, has released the initial results of field trials for one of its biocontrol agents. Evoca is... more »

California Farm Bureau: Small farmers need help after storms

The California Farm Bureau is calling on the state to improve mechanisms for disbursing disaster relief payments for damages suffered in devastating 2023 storms. The California Farm Bureau is calling on... more »

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