CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Farmers have long struggled with getting ripe strawberries to market in good shape, but scientists say the recent mapping of the wild strawberry's genome may help them produce berries that are cheaper and easier to grow and arrive in stores in peak condition.
They’re called “community gardens.” And at two local schools, they’re producing a bumper crop of goodness – excited students, a new way of learning, healthy meals for hungry families, new partnerships and more.
By Heather Huwe, Intern Reporter
July 30, 2010
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Orchardists and fruit growers from parts of Vermont hit by a hard freeze are assessing the damage to their crops, but it could be some time before the full extent of any damage is known.
The Midwest is known more for growing corn than cauliflower, but if its farmers raised the fruit and vegetables eaten in the Heartland, they could create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in income, according to a recent study.
PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s a tiny fruit fly with an exotic name and a taste for some of Oregon’s most valuable crops. And since its surprise and destructive appearance last August, the state’s leading entomologists have been engaged in a frantic, crash course to find it, understand it and control it.
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