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Risk Management
Resources for Strawberry Growers

The risk management materials on this portal cover topics ranging from marketing and human resources to legal and food safety issues. Crop insurance products are presented in addition to disaster assistance programs and agricultural contracts. You will find links to relevant risk management organizations and other resources that will help reduce the risks for your operation.

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Strawberry

Risk Management
Resources for Strawberry Growers

The risk management materials on this portal cover topics ranging from marketing and human resources to legal and food safety issues. Crop insurance products are presented in addition to disaster assistance programs and agricultural contracts. You will find links to relevant risk management organizations and other resources that will help reduce the risks for your operation.

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Southeast Strawberry
Expo

The Southeast Strawberry Expo is a national meeting this year! This year’s conference is a joint meeting of the Expo (which is coordinated by the North Carolina Strawberry Association) with the North American Strawberry Growers Association. The conference will take place Dec 3 - 6, 2013 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, NC, with workshops on Dec. 3, full-day farm tour on Dec. 4, and educational sessions and trade show Dec. 5-6. For more information, email info@ncstrawberry.com, call 919-542-4037, or visit www.ncstrawberry.com.

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Frost injured strawberry crowns

Cold Injury To
Strawberry Crowns (Video)

Freezing injury in strawberry is easily seen by cutting the crowns length-wise. In this video we demonstrate this technique to help you assess whether the strawberry plant crown has been injured by cold weather in late fall and/or winter.  Strawberry plants are quite resilient, and even if you see evidence of internal cold injury to crown tissues, do not automatically assume that there will be a serious crop reduction.

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North Carolina
Strawberry Association

The North Carolina Strawberry Association (NCSA) is a nonprofit association working to promote strawberry production and marketing. The association funds research, sponsors an annual conference, publishes a monthly newsletter and gives the strawberry industry a voice when faced with public policy initiatives that may negatively impact the industry. The association works closely with the North Carolina  Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services to develop promotional materials and facilitate the Farm-to-School Lunch Program for strawberry growers. Click here to visit >>>

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Dr. Barclay Poling discussing frost and freeze strategies

Using a Digital
Thermometer to Guide Your Decisions in Frost and Freeze Events

Whether you rely on overhead sprinkler irrigation or floating row covers to protect your strawberries, you will find one instrument as indispensable as a good weather forecast — a hand-held digital thermometer. Learn how to measure blossom temperature with this tool in this video

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