strawberries

Vertical Designs receives permit to build vertical strawberry farm

Vertical Designs has received permits to build a vertical farm producing strawberries under the license agreement with Affinor Growers. Construction will begin in early 2017 and currently in the process of finalizing purchase orders required to... more »

Timorex Gold biofungicide now registered in 30 states

The biofungicide Timorex Gold, developed by Stockton, is now registered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The product holds 30 registrations throughout the United States. Timorex Gold is now registered in... more »

Hurricane Matthew disrupts strawberry planting in North Carolina

I have been talking this morning with several very large producers in Eastern NC, and the decision they’ve made is to “hold up” on punching plant holes, and delay all planting until this weather system... more »

Pesticide predicament for California strawberry growers

The powerful fumigant methyl bromide will be retired from California’s strawberry fields at the end of this year after more than 20 years of fierce debate over its effects and alternatives. According to new research... more »

Fighting plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some of them? That’s Botrytis cinerea, a fungal pathogen that... more »

Naturipe invests in Harvest CROO Robotics

Naturipe Berry Growers has joined the list of strawberry industry investors supporting Harvest CROO Robotics. With the support of Naturipe, now more than 20 percent of the U.S. strawberry industry has invested in Harvest CROO... more »

Peach-sized strawberry delivers intense flavor

The newest Cornell University strawberry variety concentrates flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your hand. Topping out at over 50 grams, Archer, the latest creation from Cornell University berry breeder... more »

Ontario berry grower assocations consider merger

Ontario’s two berry grower organizations are proposing a merger to create one new organization. Ontario Berry Growers’ Association (OBGA) and the Ontario Highbush Blueberry Growers’ Association have received agreement from the Ontario Farm Products Marketing... more »

Teenagers line up to work at century-old farm

Adapting to change has been part of Krupp Farms’ growth and improvement over the past 100 years. This year marks not only the Comstock Park, Michigan, farm’s 100th anniversary, but also Paul Krupp and wife... more »

Scientists unravel genetic ancestry of cultivated strawberry

Scientists from the University of New Hampshire have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry. A genetic analysis conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers, which took four... more »


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