Performance of Junebearing strawberry cultivars: 2019-2022
January 27, 2023
The latest look at strawberry cultivar trials, and how they have been performing at our two research centers.
Junebearing strawberry variety trial results 2019-2021
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.
Insect repellents for berries
April 29, 2021
Can spraying essential oils protect ripening berries from invasive spotted-wing drosophila?
Testing tabletop strawberries in the Upper Midwest
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.
The Minnesota berry variety scene
January 14, 2020
Get a glimpse into the newest berry varieties being tested at the University of Minnesota.
Battling weeds in strawberry fields with living mulch - what we've learned
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.
Living mulch and annual strawberries - about our research
November 5, 2019
Living mulches may give strawberry growers a new tool for weed control and soil-building.
A spy, a botanist, and a strawberry
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.
Berries, bees, and borage
December 3, 2018
Planting borage next to a strawberry crop attracts bees and other pollinators, and may even boost strawberry yield.
Defending berries against spotted-wing drosophila
September 11, 2018
A new invasive fruit fly, spotted-wing drosophila, is changing the way Minnesota berries are grown.