Clemson University fruit specialist Guido Schnabel earned national recognition for helping fruit growers across the East Coast manage disease.
A smartphone app created to help peach and strawberry growers combat disease now is available for iPhone.
When it comes to dealing with strawberry diseases, there’s now an app for that. A Clemson fruit specialist and a computer software designer have teamed up to develop a smartphone tool to help strawberry growers. The app will be unveiled at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference that is Thursday-Sunday in Savannah.
A late freeze has claimed part of the Upstate peach crop, but strawberries have dodged the bullet and may provide a much-needed infusion of cash for fruit farmers.
The fertile, rolling fields of Lexington County have sustained farm families for generations. Many of these fields yield the succulent strawberries that are a staple of spring and summer in the South. Until now, though, the fields rarely talked back to their farmers.