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Florida strawberry growers cope with challenges

Despite challenging conditions, a number of Florida strawberry growers continue to ramp up their volume of organic berries every season.

Fungus hits Florida strawberries

Growing organic strawberries has never been easy for Florida farmers, but the task got a lot more challenging in late December, when a fungus called Pestalotiopsis took hold in some of the state’s berry fields.

California Giant’s new chief financial officer is Sean Martin

Sean Martin is the new chief financial officer at California Giant Berry Farms, Watsonville.

Citrus leads Produce Market Guide, but holiday favorites return

Pummelos and oranges maintained a firm 1-2 lead on Produce Market Guide the week of Jan. 6, while specialty seville oranges garnered the No. 3 spot.

Naturipe promotes Jim Roberts to president of sales

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., has promoted Jim Roberts to president of sales, a new position at the company.

Five Crowns adds people, facilities to aid berry, asparagus growth

Five Crowns Marketing, Brawley, Calif., is expanding berry and asparagus volumes, and is adding industry veterans and facilities to support the increase.

Well-Pict organic berry program available year-round

Well-Pict Berries, Watsonville, Calif., offers organic strawberries year-round, and the upcoming Florida season is off to a good start.

California Giant promotes Joe Barsi to president

California Giant Berry Farms, Watsonville, Calif., has named Joe Barsi president of the company.

Florida's brilliance strawberry variety a hit

The new Florida brilliance strawberry variety, which debuted last season, has proven to be a winner.

Florida strawberry volume growing after slow start

Florida’s 2019-20 strawberry deal got off to a slow start just before Thanksgiving, but grower-shippers said volume gradually was picking up, and supplies should be plentiful by the first of the year.