Cal-Poly announces new strawberry research center

February 22, 2013 12:51:18 AM PST
Farmers in California could soon learn new ways of growing and marketing strawberries.

Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo and the California Strawberry Commission announced a new research center will open at the school's campus. The commission is spending $1-million to fund the center.

Besides growing and marketing the fruit, the research center will also focus on water use, berry packaging and pest control.