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2010-04-16 09:55:53

Research offers recommendations for improved commercial strawberry handling Strawberries are very fragile and highly susceptible to mechanical injury during commercial production. Growers interested in ways to increase profits and reduce product loss are seeking improved handling and temperature management techniques. Collaborative research from scientists from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation"”Embrapa and the University of Florida contains several findings that show...

2010-03-09 07:12:00

New Study Shows Eating Strawberries Daily Can Quickly Improve Health National Nutrition Month: The American Dietetic Association urges people to focus on making healthy choices when it comes to eating and exercise. Get motivated by taking the California Strawberry "Eat Healthy to Win" Challenge. WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --When it comes to eating healthy, most people know it's a good long-term choice, but what they may not know is that eating certain foods...

2010-01-13 07:12:00

Collection of Hand-Picked Recipes, Chefs and Bloggers Featuring One of the World's Healthiest and Favorite Foods First of its Kind App Is Now Available for Free Download in Apple's App Store WATSONVILLE, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Strawberry Commission today announced a new app for iPhone and iPod Touch featuring more than 50 mouth-watering strawberry recipes from some of the most popular food bloggers and chefs from around the web. Hand-selected for that...

2009-12-17 15:26:22

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) have developed a plant-sorting machine that uses computer vision and machine learning to inspect and grade harvested strawberry plants and then mechanically sort them by quality "” tasks that until now could only be done manually. In a successful field test this fall, the machine classified and sorted harvested plants more consistently and faster than workers could, with a comparable error rate....

2009-10-05 11:50:00

New Study Further Validates Advice to Eat More Strawberries to Improve Health WATSONVILLE, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new study published in the October 2009 issue of Nutrition Journal, women with metabolic syndrome had reduced total cholesterol levels - including LDL - after a brief period of daily consumption of a strawberry-based beverage. This news comes on the heels of recent research conducted by David J.A. Jenkins, MD, PhD, that showed...

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...


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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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