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2009-09-06 07:34:42

Advanced matted-row system proves most environmentally sustainable Strawberries are America's fifth-favorite fruit, according to consumption rates. California and Florida grow more than 95% of the nation's strawberries; an additional 12,000 acres are planted in other states. Strawberries are increasingly grown on small-scale farms in direct-to-consumer markets, which are gaining popularity as part of the emerging "local food movement". But how do growing methods designed to ensure successful...

2009-07-29 14:40:00

Latest Research Provides More Reasons to Eat America's Favorite Fruit WATSONVILLE, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strawberries are good for your brain, according to breaking news out of the 2009 Berry Health Symposium. Several of the latest studies, conducted by world-renowned researchers, consistently showed that strawberry consumption is a simple way to improve cognitive function. For example, one study presented by researchers from the Chicago Healthy Aging Project (CHAP)...

2009-06-26 15:22:40

Three separate vendors have announced plans to sell strawberry-flavored bratwurst at and on the sidelines of the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival in Wisconsin. The strawberry brat market at the festival was for years cornered by Hoffmann's Market, but the owner of the business, Dave Hoffmann, retired and closed up his shop in November, leaving three sausage makers scrambling to fill the strawberry brat niche, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday. Steve Biertzer, a former Hoffman's...

2009-05-11 08:47:00

AYER, Mass., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Never again will cream pie be off limits to the 50 million Americans with lactose intolerance, thanks to Nasoya(R) Silken Creations, the first-ever non-dairy dessert starter. "Silken Creations has all the sweet, creamy taste and texture of traditional pie-making ingredients like milk, cream and butter, but without any of the lactose. It's completely lactose free," said Maribeth Abrams, chef, nutrition educator and cookbook author. "So if you're lactose...

2009-03-26 18:10:00

Governor Schwarzenegger 'Takes a Bite' Out of this Year's Crop WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- While Californians start to shelve their umbrellas and welcome springtime, California strawberries are appearing almost everywhere - including California Agriculture Day - which took place this week at the State Capitol with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other state representatives in attendance. "The timing for the event couldn't be better for California strawberries since...

2009-03-10 14:13:00

Evidence Continues to Mount For Strawberry Nutrition Benefits WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For millions of Americans now in hot pursuit of super foods that improve health and longevity, the latest research results on strawberries are right on time. A new study published in the scientific journal, Metabolism, found that antioxidants in strawberries help lower "bad" cholesterol. The study, conducted by David J.A. Jenkins, MD, PhD, backs existing evidence that touts...

2008-12-16 16:41:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study from the University of California, Davis and the Illinois Institute of Technology found that strawberries may reduce the risk of heart disease. The popular fruit is rich in flavonoids, important compounds that may improve function of the endothelium -- the cells that line the inside of blood vessels through the entire circulatory system. In the study, researchers found that strawberries promote a healthy endothelium which...

2008-10-20 12:00:31

A Florida company with a new frozen treat product ready to unveil in the next few weeks has come all the way to Oregon for great tasting ingredients. Froozer - the product created by Cool Frootz, LLC - is giving local growers credit for what is used in some of its recipes by clearly stating on the product label, "Made with Oregon Berries." Oregon's strawberry industry, in particular, is thrilled with the Froozer partnership. For a commodity in need of more visibility, the "state-of-origin"...

2008-10-01 18:00:37

By TOM BRUTON Can I grow strawberries in a pot? I've always planted them in the garden, but I saw a pretty strawberry pot at the local nursery and I'm wondering if they really work. One of the best things about strawberries (besides eating them) is that you can grow them in just about any sunny home garden. With a strawberry jar you can even grow these delicious berries on a balcony or patio. In Florida, Oct. 1 through Nov. 15 is the best time to plant strawberries. Start by filling the...

2008-06-27 09:02:19

By Barry Nelson 1. Nature's alternative to Botox Strawberries are your skin's best friend, packed full of anti-ageing antioxidants. Not only do the nutrients improve circulation to the skin which results in a youthful and attractive glow, they protect against sun damage, one of the major culprits for premature ageing of the skin. 2. Burn fat and lose weight Strawberries are one of the top fat- burning foods. If you want to lose weight, ensure that berries are part of your daily diet. A...


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Plasticulture
2013-04-01 12:21:33

The term plasticulture is in reference to the practice of utilizing plastic materials in agricultural applications. The plastic materials themselves are frequently and broadly referred to as “ag plastics.” Plasticulture ag plastics can include soil fumigation film, nursery pots and silage bags, irrigation drip tape or tubing, but the term is most frequently used to describe all kinds of plastic plant and soil coverings. Such coverings range from plastic mulch film, high and low...

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