strawberries

Strawberries top 2016 Dirty Dozen list

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has issued its annual “dirty dozen” list concerning pesticide residues and produce. EWG debuted a new fruit, strawberries, in the No. 1 position this year. In response, the Alliance for Food and... more »

Keeping Massachusetts berries safe in cold weather

As temperatures dip down, growers can take precautions and use the following tips to keep berries safe in cold weather. Mary Concklin, visiting associate Extension educator at the University of Connecticut, shares cold weather tips.... more »

New berry crop miticides, insecticides introduced

Kathy Demchak, senior Extension associate at Penn State University, discusses changes with insecticides and miticides for us on berry crops in the last few years: A tarnished plant bug on a... more »

SWD damage observed in South Carolina strawberries

Last week, South Carolina cooperative extension personnel issued a pest alert for drosophila damage in strawberries. It is impossible to visually distinguish drosophila larvae between species, but if fruit appear otherwise undamaged (meaning they have no holes,... more »

Study finds marketing opportunity for Florida strawberries

More than three quarters of Florida’s strawberries are shipped to American markets east of the Mississippi River. Most of those out-of-state consumers enjoy the fruit, but some mistakenly think Sunshine State strawberries aren’t available at... more »

Florida farmers use web-based tool to ward off strawberry diseases

Farmers  are adapting to a UF/IFAS-developed, web-based monitoring system that can help the environment by using less chemical treatment to prevent strawberry diseases, which will help the state’s $306 million a year crop, a new... more »

Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working Group releases strawberry PMSP

The Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working Group has released an updated Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for strawberry in the northeast. Prior to the 2014 Strawberry PMSP meeting, members of the Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working... more »


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