Strawberries

California growers determine options in wake of flooding

With the rains that flooded much of California since late December abating, growers are beginning the complicated process of calculating the damage. Norm Groot, executive director of the Monterey County Farm Bureau, joined experts from... more »

Florida strawberry growers boosted by UF research

As far back as the early 1950s, University of Florida scientists have been studying how to improve strawberry production and consumption. The research hasn’t been limited to Florida. It has been globally. [caption id="attachment_36844" align="alignright"... more »

Berry People to be bought by ag tech firm

AgriForce Growing Systems Ltd. has entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) to acquire Berry People LLC. Based in Hollister, California, Berry People is a year-round grower and shipper of organic and conventional strawberries,... more »

IFPA to host commodity working groups

Growers and other industry members can gain industry insights from leading experts in upcoming web seminars sponsored by the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA). The members-only global commodity working groups series webinars are scheduled to... more »

California farms, crops damaged by storms

While the water from the storms that hit California during the past two weeks brought some hope for agriculture’s water needs, it also damaged crops. The historic storms damaged crops from broccoli to strawberries in... more »

New NuPlant plant tissue culture propagation system released

NuPlant is introducing SmartClone, an advanced plant tissue culture propagation system designed to rapidly deliver significantly improved plants from breeding programs for multiple species, according to a news release. SmartClone uses precision robotics to deliver... more »

New automated beneficials dispenser at Biobest

Biological control and pollination products provider Biobest has introduced an automated beneficials dispenser that can help control pests such as mites. Biobest has introduced an automated beneficials dispenser that can help... more »

Vertical gardens being built in Kansas schools

Public schools in Washington, Kansas, are participating in a project constructing vertical gardens. A $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institutes of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is funding a pilot education program... more »

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