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Growers Checklist: Strawberries

Barclay Poling (ret.) and Mark Hoffmann, NC State University JULY Make key decisions about varieties and plant types for next season. Order your plants!! Remember, tips need to arrive 4-6 weeks prior to planting. Other immediate field operations: remove and recycle plastic – some growers use tobacco balers to compress…
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Pythium and weed control efficacy with anaerobic soil disinfestation using brewers spent grain and yeast amendment

Danyang Liu, Jayesh Samtani, Jeffrey Derr, Charles Johnson, Xuemei Zhang, Virginia Tech. and David Butler, University of Tennessee Anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) is a promising preplant method that could be a potential alternative to chemical fumigation. Anaerobic soil disinfestation involves incorporating carbon  amendments into the soil of beds to be…
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Arkansas Strawberry Variety Trial Results: 2020 and 2021 Seasons

Dr. Amanda McWhirt, Horticulture Specialist, University of Arkansas We have conducted strawberry variety evaluations over the last two years to compare ten strawberry cultivars for yield, and fruit quality measures in Arkansas. Trials were conducted at the University of Arkansas Vegetable Research Station near Ft. Smith (zone 7b).  In both…
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Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series

The Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series will take place throughout 2021. This series is hosted by the University of Arkansas in collaboration with university specialists from across the southeastern region. This webinar series is sponsored by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium and is open *free* to county agents, and…
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Featured Additions to the 2021 Southeast Regional Strawberry IPM Guide

By Rebecca A. Melanson, MSU Extension The Southeast Regional Strawberry Integrated Pest Management Guide Focused on Plasticulture Production is revised annually by a team of university specialists. These annual revisions include updates to pesticide efficacy ratings, management recommendations, and product information. Along with these regular annual updates, a number of…
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Strawberry variety evaluations in open-field and high tunnel production system

By Jayesh B. Samtani, Assistant Professor and Small Fruit Production Specialist, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech University This past season, we were able to evaluate seven short-day varieties, Camino Real, Chandler, Flavorfest, Keepsake, Merced, Rocco, and Ruby June and three, day-neutral varieties- Albion, San Andreas and…
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Spring 2021 Strawberry Crop Monitoring: Impacts of High GDD Accumulation in November of 2020

By Amanda McWhirt, University of Arkansas; Jayesh Samtani, Virginia Tech University; Mark Hoffmann, North Carolina State University; Barclay Poling, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University; and Guido Schnabel, Clemson University During the fall of 2020 much of the Southeastern region experienced above-average temperatures during November. These warmer than average temperatures…
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Southern Fruitcast

Dr. Aaron Cato, IPM Specialist, University of Arkansas The Southern Fruitcast is hosted by Aaron Cato and Amanda McWhirt, extension IPM and production specialists for fruits and vegetables at the University of Arkansas. This podcast aims to cover the people, technology and latest developments in small fruit production in the…
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