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Report highlights export potential for Chilean strawberries, blackberries
Chile has positioned itself as the world's leading blueberry exporter, while it ranks second in frozen raspberry shipments, but a recent report has identified the great quality and export potential of the country's strawberries. assorted ... Fresh Fruit Portal [ story ]

Mexico invests in doubling strawberry plantations
Poverty, marginalization and field neglect are just some of the major problems facing the Mexican berry sector. Industry representatives gathered with the nation's Secretary of Agriculture this week to address these barriers and promote berries _ ffp ... Fresh Fruit Portal [ story ]

Fruit Salad Recipes That Aren't Boring (PHOTOS)
What we have to do to make fruit salad good again, is relax our grip on the idea that ONLY fruit can go into them. We allow the occasional strawberry or blueberry into our arugula salads, so we should extend the same courtesy to the occasional ... Huffington Post [ story ]

Strawberry bears fruit to delight of farmer Paul
Proud mum Strawberry 128th came to Bicton College from Wales, as part of its partnership with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, which will see a whole range of animals on the endangered list bred at the college under a special survival programme, which ... This is Cornwall [ story ]

Siouxland school lunches and elderly nutrition for the week of Sept. 16
Monday: BBQ rib/bun, dinner salad/carrots, strawberry fruit crisp snacks, fruit cocktail. Tuesday: Chicken pattie/bun, black bean salsa/chips, fresh pineapple. Wednesday: Corn dog, ranch fries, celery sticks/peanut butter, pears. Thursday: Spaghetti ... Sioux City Journal [ story ]

Farmers using falcons to scare off crop-eating birds
The maneuvers — not unlike an aeronautical war dance — trigger an innate panic attack in the fruit-munching birds, who are either paralyzed with fear or flee for new surroundings. The falcons are trained to scare, not snack on, their targets. "It's ... Los Angeles Times [ story ]

Strawberry growers seek pesticide alternatives
Since the 1960s, California strawberry growers have fumigated their fields before each crop is planted to control devastating soil-borne pests, increase yields and produce uniform and disease-free fruit. But expansion of urban development bordering ... Wilkes Barre Times-Leader [ story ]

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor
And while the strawberries won't be labeled by variety, consumers should look for the Fresh From Florida logo or some other indication that they were grown somewhere in Florida, such as in Plant City, the state's strawberry capital. Test panels have ... University of Florida [ story ]

Playing peek-a-boo with Pinot Noir?
Typically light in "weight" and colour Cono Sur Pinot Noir (341602) $11.49 from Chile is very much a "textbook" New World Pinot Noir - with that elusive scent of fresh cut beets over dark cherry and jammy strawberry flavours and that "tree bark ... Courier Islander [ story ]

School menus
... baked beans, lettuce and pickle, oven roasted potatoes, applesauce, fresh fruit; Tuesday: Taco soup with tortilla chip or BBQ pork with grain roll, pinto beans, tossed salad, sweet potato crinkle fries, strawberry cup, blueberry cup; Wednesday ... Sanford Herald (registration) [ story ]

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