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UMD Researchers Find Gene that May Greatly Increase Strawberry Production

strawberry in field
UMD researchers have identified and isolated a gene that is directly linked to the strawberry production process. With the ability to turn this gene on and off to produce runners (a long horizontal stem ideal for producing young strawberry plants for sale) or flowers (ideal to produce fruit) and a...

Ripe on Time

(The following article appeared in the Spring 2015 edition of Terp magazine:) Trying to harvest a successful crop of strawberries could make any farmer go bananas. They’re a fussy fruit, susceptible to frost, disease, mold and bugs. But they’re also in high demand, with the U.S. producing more than...

VIDEO: Sustainable Strawberry Research Featured on TERPVISION

Researchers from the Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture were featured in a recent TerpVision piece for their work using wireless sensor technology to create sustainable strawberries !

UMD Scientists Strive for more Sustainable Strawberry Fields

Researchers with the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are helping to design the strawberry field of the future – one that conserves water, utilizes less fertilizer, has enhanced frost protection and is more cost-efficient, all while producing the sweetest...
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