is a collaboration among 13 Universities working together to move sustainable production forward through multidisciplinary projects focused on new and proven technology, demonstration, outreach, extension and education with the goal of increasing sustainable production and supply of strawberries to consumers. 




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The National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative is conducting a strawberry industry needs assessment through a nation-wide survey of strawberry growers, managers, nurserymen, advisors and Extension educators. This survey will be used to develop a USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative project. 

Are you a strawberry grower, manager, nurseryman, Extension educator or other advisor?

WE NEED YOUR INPUT!  Please take our SURVEY and let us know your most important needs!



The NSSI was established in 2013 in a public private partnership with the Walmart Foundation. Current efforts are funded through a planning grant through the USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative.


Tools & Resources

Strawberry E-Books

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Success in the Field

Outputs of Phase 2 projects including links to publications and videos and profiles of growers.

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Moving the Needle

Results and outputs of Phase 1 projects including links to publications and videos.



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