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AgNIC Strawberries: Production

MSU maintains the Strawberry information site within the AgNIC alliance. The site contains links to information and provides the opportunity to ask reference questions.

Organic

2011 Production Guide for Organic Strawberries, NYP IPM No. 226 v2. Cornell University (in pdf format)

Nitrogen Management for Organic Strawberry Production - Update, Mark Gaskell, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension-San Luis Obispo

Organic Strawberry Production by Eric Sideman, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Organic Strawberry Production by Eric Sideman, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners (slide appearance)

Organic Strawberry Production As An Alternative to Methyl Bromide, U.S.EPA. Methyl Bromide Alternative Case Study, Part of EPA 430-R-96-021, 10 Case Studies, Volume 2, December 1996

Organic Strawberry Production in Minnesota 

Organic Strawberry Production: Challenges and Rewards, Dr. Eric Sideman, Maine Organic Production Farmers and Gardeners' Association (MOFGA) - New England Vegetable & Fruit conference, 2007

Organic Strawberries at Pleasant Valley Farm, Paul Arnold, Pleasant Valley Farm -  - New England Vegetable & Fruit conference, 2007

Weed Control in Organic Strawberry Production, Katie Jennings and David Monks, Dept. of Horticultural Science, NC State University

Hill

Hill System Plastic Mulched Strawberry Production Guide for Colder Areas by Charlie O'Dell and Jerry Williams, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Pub. 438-018, 1999. (in .pdf format)
Alternate version

Irrigation

Drip Irrigation: The BMP Era - An Integrated Approach to Water and Fertilizer Management for Vegetables Grown with Plasticulture [includes strawberries], by Eric Simonne, David Studstill, Bob Hochmuth, Teresa Olczyk, Michael Dukes, Rafael Munoz-Carpena and Yuncong Li, University of Florida Extension.

Nonspecific Production

Agricultural Alternatives - Strawberry Production by Pennsylvania State University. (in .pdf format)

Chapter 8: Strawberries Small-Scale Fruit Production: A Comprehensive Guide from Penn State Cooperative Extension.

Crop Rotations for Long-term Success by Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont. Presented at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference (NEVFC) 2005 (in .pdf format)

Growing Fruit for Home Use, MP-18, by J. Avery, P. Byers, M. Kaps, L. Kovacs, and M. Odneal. Edited by Marilyn Odneal. Revised 2003. Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station.

Growing Strawberries in the Inland Northwest and Intermountain West by Danny L. Barney, University of Idaho (in .pdf format)

Perennial Strawberry Production by Dr. Marvin Pritts, Cornell University. (in .pdf format)

Planting Fresh Dug, Bare-Root Strawberries by Hand by E. B. Poling, S. Navey-Davis, and G.E. Miller, NCSU. (in .pdf format)

Runner Management to Boost Efficiency, Sonia Schloemann, University of Massachusetts. Presented at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference (NEVFC) 2009 (in .pdf format)

Setting fresh dug, bare-root strawberry plants with a hand tool by E. B. Poling, Extension Specialist (Sm. all Fruits), NC Cooperative Extension Service. (in .pdf format)

Strawberries and More, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Strawberries in the home garden, E. Barclay Poling, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service 

Strawberry Growers Information Portal, North Carolina Strawberry Association (NCSA)

Strawberry Nutrition: the ABC's of NPK, Dr. David Handley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Presented at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference (NEVFC) 2007 (in .pdf format)

Strawberry Production: Overview by D. L. Barney, B. B. Davis, and J. K. Fellman, University of Idaho (in .pdf format)

Strawberry Production in Kentucky (HO-16, HTML) by G.R. Brown, J. Strang, and R.T. Jones, University of Kentucky. (Click here for .pdf format)

Strawberry Soil Stewardship, Dr. Marvin Pritts, Cornell University. Presented at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference (NEVFC) 2007 (in .pdf format)

Wool Mulch - A Different Way to Produce Strawberries   (Link to the pdf file, 34 pages)
Explore this page to learn how and why strawberries are being produced with wool mulch. A wonderful series of images provide a step by step illustration on how to implement this production practice in the field.

Plasticulture

10 Years' Experiences with Plasticulture Strawberries in a Colder Area by Charlie O'Dell. Virginia Vegetable, Small Fruit and Specialty Crops, February 2002; Volume 1, Issue 2.

Strawberry Production Basics - Plasticulture by Gina Fernandez, North Carolina State University. Presented at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference (NEVFC) 2005 (in .pdf format)  - New England Vegetable & Fruit conference, 2005

Production Basics: Plasticulture by William Lord, University of New Hampshire. Presented at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference (NEVFC) 2003 (in .pdf format) - New England Vegetable & Fruit conference, 2003

Plasticulture at Nourse Farms, Nate Nourse, Nourse Farms - New England Vegetable & Fruit conference, 2007

Plasticulture at Farm to You, David Pike, Farm to You - New England Vegetable & Fruit conference, 2007

Matted Row

Matted Row Strawberries: The Basics, Dr. David Handley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Presented at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference (NEVFC) 2009 (in .pdf format)

Strawberry Production Basics: Matted Row, Dr. David Handley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Presented at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference (NEVFC) 2007 (in .pdf format)

Strawberry Production Basics - Matted Row by David Handley, University of Maine. Presented at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference (NEVFC) 2005 (in .pdf format)

Production Basics: Matted Row by David T. Handley, University of Maine. Presented at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference (NEVFC) 2003 (in .pdf format)

 

Commercial & Industrial

MSU Links

Commercial Strawberry Culture in Michigan. Extension Bulletin E-682, Farm Science Series, June 1977 (Revision) 

Other Links

Commercial Strawberry Production in Minnesota 

Day-neutral Strawberry Production in Minnesota 

Dayneutral Strawberry Production Guide, Cornell Cooperative Extension  - Targeted to commercial growers but also of interest to gardeners

Commercial Strawberry Production, ANR-633, by David G. Himelrick and Arlie A. Powell of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Reprinted August 1996.

Commercial Strawberry/Raspberry Industry: This is a Canadian factsheet (16 pages printed) whose concepts are relevant to growers everywhere. The marketing section delineates methods proven successful for marketing strawberries and raspberries. U-pick (you-pick, PYO) operations, farm gate sales, farmers markets, and marketing basics specific to these berries are described at length. Beyond the marking section is comprehensive information regarding berry farm establishment (where and where not), economic and financial considerations, and production and regulatory basics.

The U.S. Strawberry Industry. By Diane Bertelsen. Commercial Agriculture Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Statistical Bulletin No. 914. 1995.

Nutrition & Fertilization

Fertilizing Strawberries, from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ontario, Canada.

Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries by R. L. Mahler and D. L. Barney, University of Idaho (in .pdf format)

Review of Strawberry Nutrition and Foliar Sampling, an SRSFC Strawberry Production Guide by C. R. Campbell. (in .pdf format)

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