strawberries http://kvpr.org en Environmental Advocates Call For Phasing Out Strawberry Pesticides http://kvpr.org/post/environmental-advocates-call-phasing-out-strawberry-pesticides <div><p>Some environmentalists say hazardous strawberry pesticides should be banned in California by 2020. But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, strawberry growers say finding an alternative to fumigants is difficult.</p></div><p>On the steps of the Capitol, farm workers, environmentalists and health leaders called on the state to phase out soil fumigants used most heavily in strawberry production. They say fumigants have a wide range of health effects, are highly volatile, and drift from where they are applied. Martha Arguello is with Physicians for Social Responsibility.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:08:03 +0000 Amy Quinton 14233 at http://kvpr.org Environmental Advocates Call For Phasing Out Strawberry Pesticides On Valley Edition: Strawberries & Education; Gardens & Baseball; Age-Old Fresno/Bakersfield Rivalry http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-strawberries-education-gardens-baseball-age-old-fresnobakersfield-rivalry-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley Edition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we &nbsp;take the listener to one of the many strawberry stands that dot the San Joaquin Valley’s rural roads. But how often do these vine-ripened strawberries reach school menus? Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:03:17 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 12984 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Strawberries & Education; Gardens & Baseball; Age-Old Fresno/Bakersfield Rivalry Reedley Farmer Goes 'Farm to School' With Strawberries http://kvpr.org/post/reedley-farmer-goes-farm-school-strawberries <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pao </span>Saephan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> crouches down in his sun-drenched field. He cups a red jewel in his hand.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a few more days, his strawberries will be fully ripe. He’ll pick them once they are garnet-colored from stem to tip.</span></p><p>“We want all the strawberries, to be full ripe, full flavor, with 100 percent sugar in them,” says Saephan.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:55:48 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 13009 at http://kvpr.org Reedley Farmer Goes 'Farm to School' With Strawberries