Strawberries

Fast Company names Driscoll’s to list of innovators

Berry company Driscoll’s has been named to Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024. This year’s list spotlights businesses that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations. Alongside the World's... more »

Angular leaf spot troubles California strawberry growers

Editor's note: This is a post from the Cal Poly Strawberry Center's blog, written by Gerald Holmes, director of the center, and Shashika Hewavitharana, assistant professor and strawberry plant pathologist. We are seeing quite a... more »

Naturipe Farms names VP of marketing

Naturipe Farms has hired Ashley Finster as vice president of marketing. Finster is a marketing professional with nearly three decades of management experience, including consulting, and senior marketing roles at various consumer packaged goods and... more »

Berry marketer Somerfield Farms adds Brian Deese

Berry marketer Somerfield Farms, Wilmington, North Carolina, has hired Brian Deese as director of procurement and grower relations. Deese has an extensive background in the agricultural industry and brings a wealth of experience to his... more »

UGA Extension agent new Vidalia director

Shane Curry, a University of Georgia Extension county agent, has become executive director of the Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC). Curry was Appling County Extension agriculture agent in Baxley, Georgia,... more »

Funding round to help vertical farming operator Oishii

Vertical farming operator Oishii has announced the closing of $134 million in Series B funding. The funds should accelerate Oishii’s growth, according to a news release. Known as the world’s largest indoor vertical strawberry farm,... more »

Naturipe kicks off California strawberry season

National Strawberry Day — Feb. 27 — coincides with the kickoff of California strawberry season for Naturipe Farms, with increasing volumes. Naturipe will offer several of its proprietary varieties and premium berries, including the jumbo... more »

Strawberry variety features bright red, sweet fruit

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) strawberry breeding program in Beltsville, Maryland, is releasing a new cultivar, Lumina, which produces lustrous bright red strawberries that are large and sweet. Early research results quickly showed that... more »

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