Strawberry Farming News

  • Protect Strawberries from Birds

    Strawberries are delicious, which is probably why you’re growing them. Now, let’s imagine you’re a bird and you see beautifully lined rows of red, juicy strawberries ripe for the picking. Do you think you would have second thoughts about diving in for a snack? Not likely, but Avian Enterprises is here to teach you how to keep them away. Set Up Bird Netting Lay Around ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Bioconservación at the 1st all Africa Postharvest Congress

    Bioconservación participated from 28th to 31st March, 2017 in the “1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition” which took place in Nairobi (Kenya) and was the first congress on this discipline held on the whole of the continent of Africa. Under the slogan ‘Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Pedro Torres and Horticultorres Introduces New FibreDust Products in Mexico

    In the summer of 2015, Pedro Torres Plaza founded Horticultorres S. de R.L. de C.V., a new company active in the field providing horticultural supplies and consulting to the Mexican greenhouse industry. Before the start of Horticultorres, Torres, an entrepreneur, realized early on that horticulture was his passion. After graduating from ITESM, campus Queretaro as an Agronomist, ...


    By FibreDust LLC

  • Get Feet Wet in Aquaponics at FSR

    Two talks at the Sept. 20-22 Farm Science Review will dive into aquaponics. “There’s growing interest in aquaponics in the Midwest,” said Matthew Smith, an aquaculture specialist with The Ohio State University who will give ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Savings made from a true IPM approach

    The benefits of taking a hands on approach to pest management are being realised by one strawberry growing business in Essex. Paul Roberts, co-founder and partner of Ashdown Nursery, established nearly 30 years ago, now grows approximately 160,000 strawberry plants in greenhouses covering 1.6 hectares. All produce is marketed through Berry Gardens, a Kent based co-operative, whom Ashdown Nursery ...


    By Certis UK

  • Additional tool for powdery mildew control

    Certis’ fungicide product, Takumi SC, (cyflufenamid), has been granted an ‘Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use’ (EAMU) to allow applications to be made on strawberry crops. Selchuk Kurtev, Certis IPM Manager, explains the importance of this development for the soft fruit industry. “Strawberries represent almost 50% of the value of all UK grown fruit, and are therefore ...


    By Certis UK

  • Bioconservacion at the VIII International Postharvest Symposium

    Organised by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), the VIII International Postharvest Symposium took place in Cartagena, Murcia, between 21 and 24 June. With the slogan “Enhancing supply chain and consumer benefits:ethical and technological issues”, it brought together scientists and experts of recognised standing from all over the world, who analysed, ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Workshop: How to Grow Bigger, Better Strawberries and Get Them Earlier

    Small-fruit researchers with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will offer a workshop May 25 on a production method that results in larger, sweeter strawberries and can help growers extend the harvest season by weeks. Called plasticulture strawberry production, the method is an increasingly popular technique in which strawberries are planted ...


    By Ohio State University

  • UF/IFAS study: Strawberry growers must pick, harvest earlier for best profit

    Florida strawberry growers must produce more fruit earlier in the growing season — in November and December – to keep a competitive advantage in the global market, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows. Florida and California combine to produce 99 percent of the United States’ strawberries, and Florida ranks as the biggest producer ...

  • Conventional, compost, organic production compared for strawberry

    A team of researchers from North Carolina State University set out to provide strawberry growers in their region with information that could help them transition to more sustainable soil and pest management production practices. Their study, published in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology, compared conventional, compost, and organic strawberry production systems in the southeastern United ...

  • How to prevent the Xanthomonas bacterium from spreading

    Growers of strawberries and strawberry planting material are terrified of the quarantine organism Xanthomonas fragariae. If the bacterium is found, the affected parcel of land has to be partially or even fully cleared. Commissioned by trade association Plantum and the Strawberry Research Foundation, Wageningen UR performed research into how the pathogen is spread in order to prevent spreading. ...

  • UF/IFAS research finds ways to save water, strawberries and money during cold temps

    Florida’s strawberry producers must protect their multimillion-dollar annual crop from freeze damage. Traditional methods involve constant spraying of water during a cold snap. Growers are looking for ways to use less water, yet produce the same amount of crop. New University of Florida research shows growers can keep using both their current sprinkler spacing and low pressure or enhanced ...

  • UF/IFAS research finds ways to save water, strawberries and money during cold temps

    Florida’s strawberry producers must protect their multimillion-dollar annual crop from freeze damage. Traditional methods involve constant spraying of water during a cold snap. Growers are looking for ways to use less water, yet produce the same amount of crop. New University of Florida research shows growers can keep using both their current sprinkler spacing and low pressure or enhanced ...

  • Effective season extension technologies identified for strawberry production

    Fruit growers in the U.S. Intermountain West (the region including the states of Montana, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado) are faced with challenges that include decreased agricultural land availability, harsh climatic conditions, and significant competition from both domestic production and imports. In order to keep fruit production viable in the region, growers need to adopt strategies that ...

  • Producing strawberries in high-pH soil at high elevations

    Fruit and vegetable production in high-elevation areas can be a difficult enterprise. Variable weather and soil conditions typical of these regions, such as the southwestern United States, present multiple challenges for growers. "High frequency and intensity of late spring frosts in semiarid climates have made fruit production challenging," explained Shengrui Yao, corresponding author of a study ...

  • Tasty strawberries with LEDs

    Strawberries taste better when they are illuminated in the autumn. The vitamin C content and the production has increased as well. That is the result of research by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Hortriculture. Strawberries were planted on 20 August in a greenhouse of IDC Flavour at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk. Three lighting systems and five different varieties are being ...

  • UF/IFAS-created strawberry monitoring system set to expand

    A strawberry monitoring web system that will soon expand to South Carolina is one of many reasons a University of Florida faculty member has won the Lee M. Hutchins Award from the American Phytopathological Society (APS). The Hutchins award goes to the author or authors of significant published research on basic or applied aspects of diseases of perennial fruit plants, according to the ...

  • Strawberry monitoring system could add $1.7 million over 10 years to some farms

    A University of Florida-developed web tool can bring growers $1.7 million more in net profits over 10 years than a calendar-based fungicide system because it guides growers to spray their crop at optimal times, a new UF study shows. The Strawberry Advisory System, devised by an Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher, takes data such as temperature and leaf wetness and tells ...

  • LED lamp to make strawberries tastier and healthier

    Who doesn’t love strawberries? What the Dutch call ‘summer kings’ look enticing, have a delicious taste and contain lots of vitamin C. Scientists at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk think that they can make the taste even better, the levels of antioxidants even higher and, especially, more constant. The trick? Exposing strawberries in a greenhouse to LED lamps. ...

  • Healthier processed food? Essence of strawberry could be the key

     University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow UF breeders to create more flavorful varieties even faster. What’s more, the researchers believe that eventually, those naturally occurring compounds will be used to make processed foods taste ...

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