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Cal Poly Strawberry Center 8th Annual Field Day

Join more than 400 strawberry growers, researchers and industry representatives for this year’s Strawberry Center Field Day on Thursday, August 8th from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m.).  Participants will rotate through stations, hearing from students and staff about the latest research taking place at the Strawberry Center at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Topics include the newest …

UC Strawberry Production Research Meeting, Feb. 14

Join UC Farm Advisor Mark Bolda and other University and field experts in this virtual meeting to learn about the latest research and advances in strawberry production. Anyone directly involved with the production of strawberries is invited to attend. Live Spanish translation will be available. We will discuss issues pertaining to production of strawberry and provide updates on current research addressing those issues. …

North American Strawberry Growers Association 2024 Conference

Join the 2024 NASGA Annual Meeting and Conference on January 29-31, 2024, in Hershey, PA in conjunction with the Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. The convention will begin with a full day workshop on strawberry production.  The workshop will include presentations and discussion on soil health, site selection, varieties, fertility and nutrient management. Matted row production will be discussed but there …

Crown Rot and Red Stele Root Rot in Strawberries: Silent Soilborne Threats

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Strawberries can fall victim to various fungal and bacterial diseases, with crown rot and red stele root rot being 2 of the most common. As soilborne pathogens, these diseases can destroy your strawberries from the ground up and are often difficult to identify until it’s too late to properly manage the disease. These diseases thrive in …

California Strawberry Commission Fills Two Key Positions

The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) is announcing two key hires to advance the industry through research and communications. Dr. William “Bill” Turechek joins the CSC as the new Vice President of Research. Bill joins the CSC after serving since 2006 as a Research Plant Pathologist at the USDA-ARS Horticultural Research Laboratory in Fort Pierce, Florida, where he worked on epidemiology …

Two Upcoming UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Field Days

The UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program is having two field days coming up.  The first, on May 24, will be held in Lompoc and the second will be held on June 14 at Meridien Road in Prunedale.  Both field days will feature the program’s day-neutral varieties. More details about each meeting are on the pdf fliers attached below. Attached Files UCD Day …

Strawberry Consumption Linked with Heart Health, Cardiometabolic Benefits

As attention focuses on heart disease this February for American Heart Month, the latest research on strawberries, including their potential heart health benefits, was presented at the 9th biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium (BHBS) in Tampa, FL. This research adds to the growing body of scientific evidence supporting the role of strawberry consumption in promoting heart health. According to Britt …

North American Strawberry Symposium & Growers Association Conference

Strawberry growers, researchers, and other industry members from around the globe are invited to attend the 10th North American Strawberry Symposium (NASS), a meeting of  to be held in conjunction with the annual North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) conference, March 7-10, 2023 at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo, California, USA. California, where nearly 90% of U.S. strawberries are grown, features a unique coastal environment …

New Grant Aims to Reduce Plastic Taken From Fields to Landfills

Washington State University is leading a new project that aims to advance soil-biodegradable mulches and develop innovative methods for recycling the plastic. The projects is funded by a $8 million, four-year Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Growers of crops like strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, tomatoes, and melons depend on plastic mulch to …

New Nanoparticle-Based Sensors to Measure Residual Herbicides in Food

Two newly developed, low-cost tests that use nanoparticles to detect chemicals can accurately measure tiny amounts of two potentially harmful herbicides in fruits, vegetables and their products. Reporting in the journal Food Chemistry, a Washington State University research team used two testing methods to measure the levels of two herbicides, namely atrazine and acetochlor, in samples of apples, strawberries, cabbage, corn and …

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