Strawberry Farming Articles

  • Fruitful results from a true IPM approach

    Paul Roberts, co-founder and partner of Ashdown Nursery, established nearly 30 years ago, grows approximately 160,000 strawberry plants for co-operative, Berry Gardens, in greenhouses covering 1.6 hectares. “This year, we’ve had to deal with a significant increase in the number of spidermite, thrips and whitefly,” explains Mr Roberts. “Over the years, I have used a ...


    By Certis UK

  • How to Grow Berries in the Backyard

    Buying fruit from the grocery store can be expensive! Berries can be especially expensive because they have a quick expiration date and require extra care so they do not get damaged. Growing your own berries is easier than you think and can save you money in the long run. These tips for how to grow berries can help you make the most of your own personal berry garden. Growing Tips for ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Coir - The Ideal Growing Medium for Strawberries

    In June 2015, newspapers around Britain were buzzing about an offer from Marks and Spencer which sought to revolutionize gardening and retail shopping. For the first time in history, UK shoppers were given the opportunity to ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Accumulation of contaminants of emerging concern in food crops, part two: Plant distribution

    Arid agricultural regions often turn to using treated wastewater (reclaimed water) for irrigation of food crops. Concerns arise, however, when considering the potential for persistent contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) to accumulate into plants intended for human consumption. This work examined the accumulation of a suite of nine CECs into two representative food crops, lettuce and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Accumulation of contaminants of emerging concern in food crops, part one: Edible strawberries and lettuce grown in reclaimed water

    Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) present in domestic waste streams include a highly diverse group of potentially biologically‐active compounds that can be detected at trace levels in wastewater. Concerns about potential uptake into crops arise when reclaimed water is used in food crop production. The present study investigated how nine CECs in reclaimed water are taken up into edible ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Agricultural Robotic Market to Reach $16.3 billion by 2020

    Agricultural Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014-2020 - The 2014 study has 430 pages, 236 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the agricultural robots are used in every aspect of farming, milking, food production, and animal control to implement automated process for the industry. Browse report @ ...


  • Effect of calcium dips combined with mild heating on postharvest life and quality of strawberry

    The effect of calcium dips combined with mild heat treatment on quality and postharvest life of strawberries (cv. BARI strawberry–1) was studied. Immediately after harvest, strawberries were treated by dipping in distilled water, CaCl2 solutions at 1%, 2% and 3% for 15 min at 45°C and left untreated. Subsequently, the fruits were stored at 10°C with 80 ± 5% RH for 8 days. The effectiveness of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using coir as a growing susbstrate - sustainably and ethically

    Manufactured from the inner husk of coconuts, coir is, but its very nature, produced in distant, and often developing, countries. This means that there is also an ethical slant to consider, as well as the question of shipping costs and carbon use. As retailers apply more pressure on their suppliers to focus on sustainability and ethics, these points are becoming increasingly important. Growers ...


    By Botanicoir Ltd

  • Calendar reports from growers and distributors for A100 case study

    Reports 6th July Des Boxall - Queensland Reports that a baby squash grower noted increased growth rates 3 days after inoculation and, after 7 days, an increase in the number of flowers obtained. 29th July Wonder Gardens Pty - Fiji One week after dosing Lettuce section No.3 doing exceptionally well (1 week transplanted) ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Detection of captan in strawberries

    MATRIX: Strawberries ANALYTE: Captan RANGE OF DETECTION: 3.2 to 120 ppm MATERIALS: Captan RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent. Food Prep Kit. Reagents: acetone (pesticide grade). Equipment: homogenizer or blender with acetone resistant container cup, 50 mL polypropylene conical tubes, 13 x 100 mm glass test ...


  • BioCycle world

    The Climate Action Reserve (CAR) Board of Directors unanimously adopted the Organic Waste Digestion (OWD) Project Protocol, which provides a standardized approach for quantifying, monitoring and verifying greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from organic waste diversion projects. Development of the OWD protocol was described in a detailed article in last month’s BioCycle, “GHG Reductions From Organic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The effects of municipal solid waste compost and compost tea on mineral element uptake and fruit quality of strawberries

    Three levels of municipal solid waste compost (MSWC) and two application rates of compost tea made with MSWC were applied to strawberries for two years. The highest level of application of MSWC significantly increased the concentrations of most extractable soil mineral elements except for Ni which was increased in the highest compost tea application rate. Despite large differences in soil mineral ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • A method to predict weekly strawberry fruit yields from extended season production systems

    In major strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) production areas, fruit are harvested continuously for 4 to 6 mo. During the season, weekly yields vary. To improve weekly forecasts, a yield prediction equation was developed for ‘Strawberry Festival’ using input variables derived from flower counts and temperature data over two seasons in Florida. Weekly yields are dependent on the number, size, and ...

  • Building a Safe Pesticides Industry with Bioproducts and Biomethods

    Three publications on my desk are the motivating factors behind this issue’s Compost Users Forum. The first is our own Compost Science & Utilization (Summer, l999), a journal that reports research throughout the world dealing with the process and product of compost making. The initial report in this issue is titled: “Prospects for Composts and Biocontrol Agents as Substitutes for Methyl ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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