The Greening of Strawberry Plasticulture

Bare-root strawberry transplant establishment trial at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, FL
Bare-root strawberry transplant establishment trial at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, FL
(PC: H. Gair)

Project Objectives

  1. Compare the effects of living mulches grown in strawberry row middles to bare row middles on percolation and runoff when conventional irrigation versus microsprinkler irrigation are used for establishment of bare-root strawberry transplants

  2. Evaluate living mulch suppression of weeds and sting nematodes in strawberry row middles

  3. Develop recommendations for living mulch use for runoff and pest suppression and promote adoption among Florida strawberry growers

  4. Design and implement a project-related, internet-based virtual field day that provides outreach opportunities to strawberry growers at their convenience

This work is supported by a subrecipient grant awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Agriculture nor does mention of trade names, commercial productions, services or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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