Strawberries

California betters its bug vacuums for lygus

For the better part of a decade, there has been some version in the market of a bug vacuum for use against lygus in California strawberries. Within fi... more »

UV technology highlighted as an alternative to pesticides

The USDA recently showcased a new technology for killing disease and some pests with ultraviolet or UV light. The USDA Tellus video on YouTube feat... more »

The waiting game doesn’t pay when battling two-spotted spider mites

Spider mites are common crop pests in many parts of the world, but it has taken time for rose growers to learn crucial lessons on effective biological... more »

Organic program takes off at Driscoll’s

Driscoll’s has about 65%-70% of the U.S. market share in organic berries. And according to Emily Musgrave, organic program manager, that presence is... more »

Sample costs released for romaine, organic strawberries

Farmers who are considering growing romaine hearts or organic strawberries in California's Central Coast region can get some help determining whe... more »

Muramoto first UC Extension specialist dedicated to organic agriculture

For the first time, the University of California has hired a Cooperative Extension specialist dedicated to organic agriculture. Joji Muramoto, a lo... more »

Management of SWD in berries topic of free guide book

If you’ve been growing berries for more than a couple of years, you’re no doubt aware that good growing and sanitation practices – such as keepi... more »

Driscoll’s innovates with machinery, fruit, marketing

Build a better mousetrap, the old saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door. Research and development aren’t always common investmen... more »

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