Strawberries are big business. Really big business. Since everyone loves strawberries, a billion-dollar industry has developed in order to meet the demand of consumers in America and around the world. California leads the world in strawberry production, but Florida, North Carolina, and other locations produce many tons of harvested berries annually.
But, humans aren’t the only entities that love strawberries. Bugs, slugs, and fungi love to feast upon the nutrient-rich fruits and plants. The more fruits are destroyed, the less the hard-working farmers can sell to salivating consumers. To increase the harvest, therefore, most strawberry producers have developed techniques and practices that allow for maximum yield and minimum loss. The widespread use of fumigants and pesticides has become mainstream.
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Strawberries are a multi-billion dollar crop, and the market for them is global due to their wonderful flavor. Unless an unfortunate person has a strawberry allergy or other intolerance, the chances are good that strawberries list among that individual’s favorite fruits. Because of the popularity of the small red berries, technological and chemical advancements [...]
Many people are concerned with the level of pesticides and chemicals used in the production of our food supplies. Out of this concern, standards have been developed and a culture has arisen around “organic” fruits and vegetables. Organic produce is a multi-billion dollar industry. Strawberries are also a multi-billion dollar industry. Strawberry production poses [...]
Many health-conscious consumers are stampeding to the health food stores and the organic sections of grocery stores these days. There are many valid concerns raised by those who prefer to keep unwanted chemicals out of their bodies. Many home gardeners share the urge to keep contaminants out of the produce they grow. This urge is intensified for growers of strawberries. In fact, there are many good reasons to grow your own strawberries. But, most nurseries that offer strawberry plants for sale do not help the conscientious gardener by offering organically grown plants.
Fear not, ye strawberry enthusiast! If you are looking to buy organic strawberry plants, simply look below. The known suppliers of organic strawberry plants are listed below.
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