January 27, 2022
Variety testing is an important part of the research we do at the U of MN. We put classic and newer varieties to the test to determine how they stand up to challenges specific to different areas of the state.
April 29, 2021
Can spraying essential oils protect ripening berries from invasive spotted-wing drosophila?
August 24, 2020
Are you interested in growing strawberries with reduced labor or on marginal land? We are testing a raised gutter growing system to meet those goals.
January 14, 2020
Get a glimpse into the newest berry varieties being tested at the University of Minnesota.
November 25, 2019
We experimented with living mulches for weed control and soil building between rows of annual strawberries. Here’s what we found out.
November 5, 2019
Living mulches may give strawberry growers a new tool for weed control and soil-building.
June 11, 2019
A Frenchman on a covert mission in Chile encounters a strawberry and takes it back to Europe. Botanists get involved and eventually develop the strawberry we know today.
December 3, 2018
Planting borage next to a strawberry crop attracts bees and other pollinators, and may even boost strawberry yield.
September 11, 2018
A new invasive fruit fly, spotted-wing drosophila, is changing the way Minnesota berries are grown.
May 21, 2018
A life without flowers would be a fruitless one; literally! But how exactly do blossoms become bounty?