Strawberries

Soil solutions: tips for strawberry growers take center stage

After conducting more than 20 years of perennial strawberry soil health research, Marvin Pritts has identified strategies for growers who produce the finicky plants. Pritts, director of undergraduate studies for the SIPS Horticulture Section at... more »

Ed sessions shine at SE Regional Fruit & Veg Conference

Fruit Growers News managing editor Chris Koger is attending the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. At the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, growers are attending sessions,... more »

North American strawberry meetings open registration

Registration is now open for two North American strawberry industry meetings: the North American Strawberry Symposium and the North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual Meeting. Both are scheduled for March 7-10 in San Luis Obispo,... more »

UF study shows UV lamps can control strawberry pest

Because of the prominent role strawberries play in Florida winter production, controlling pests is critical. While growers began planting for this year’s harvest in October, they’re acutely aware of the potential scourge of the twospotted... more »

Group recognizes highly-cited MSU entomology professor

Rufus Isaacs, a professor of entomology at Michigan State University, has been recognized by Clarivate Analytics through its Highly Cited Researchers List for 2022. The honor identifies individuals across the globe who have demonstrated significant... more »

Syngenta’s Miravis Prime eligible for year-end CCA credit

Syngenta is offering continuing education credits for certified crop advisors (CCA) for its Miravis Prime. The company offers 0.5 CCA continuing education credits for its Miravis Prime Learning Module. The Miravis Prime Learning Module can... more »

Strawberry growers gain support in fight against soilborne diseases

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s California Strawberry Center has won a $1 million grant to fund research to combat soilborne diseases that harm strawberry plants. The California strawberry industry is challenged by numerous diseases, especially... more »

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Douglas DeLeo has been involved with growing specialty crops much of his life. Working for a blueberry grower while in high school, he developed an affinity for farming that has lasted more than 50 years.... more »

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