National Strawberry Day is over, and not only did we get to eat some of these delicious fruits, but we also learned a few new things from North Carolina State University.
North Carolina is the third-biggest strawberry producer in the U.S., and NC State is working to develop new strawberry varieties that are more resistant to disease. Most people may not be aware of how many diseases can affect plants, so they also developed a handy guide for consumers and plant-mamas: https://diagnosis.ces.ncsu.edu/strawberry
In this video, Gina Fernandez explains how strawberries with disease resistance are created:
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#DidYouKnow North Carolina ranks third in the U.S. in #strawberry production? Take a look at some of the work Extension specialist Gina Fernandez is doing to develop new varieties for growers with a focus on disease resistance. #NationalStrawberryDay #NCStateHomegrown ? pic.twitter.com/gGaUEwcFGt
— NC State Extension: #GivingPack on March 27 (@NCExtension) February 27, 2019
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