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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Planet smoothie launches `give a $1, get a $1` to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure

    Planet Smoothie, a Petrus Brands company intent on redefining the smoothie category, announces "Give $1, Get $1" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. For every dollar donated by a customer between October 11 and November 14, customers will receive a $1 off Smoothie Buck to use towards the purchase of a small, medium or large smoothie on a future ...

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