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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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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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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Strawberry Good
Agricultural Practices Webinar

Who: Strawberry Growers of North Carolina What: Strawberry Webinar When: January 22, 2015 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (You may join the session up to 30 minutes early. First time users read below!) Where: Collaborate Session (Web-based) Why: The issue of food safety spans the spectrum of the specialty crops industry having potentially damaging impacts on the entire supply chain. This webinar training is designed to assist growers in discussions with their clients, whether school tours, community supported agriculture (CSA) members or u-pick customers, on food safety practices that they are implementing on their own farm and the role that each of them play in keeping our food supply fresh and safe. Presented by Ben Chapman and Diane Ducharme. Website to Join : https://collaborate.wolfware.ncsu.edu/join/?join_session_id=LeMsxQuB3Vc For those that can not attend the live webinar, it will also be recorded and available online at http://ncfreshproducesafety.ces.ncsu.edu after the event. 1) Ensure Java is up to date. Go to java.com/download ~OR~ when you open the session, you will be prompted to download or update your Java. Allow 5-15 minutes for downloading. 2) Follow the link above or copy it into your address bar. 3) The session will be automatically downloaded. 4) Choose to “keep” the downloaded file. 5) Click to open the downloaded file. It will be called Meeting.jnlp. 6) Select open from any warning boxes that pop up. ========================== First Time Users: ========================== Configure your computer (or mobile device) 24 hours in advance of this session. Using a desktop machine? Complete all steps outlined on the Configuration Page. http://go.ncsu.edu/configuration Using an iPhone or iPad? Get the free Blackboard Collaborate app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blackboard-collaborate-mobile/id546742528?mt=8 Using an Android device? Get the free Blackboard Collaborate app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bbcollaborate.collaborate Technical Support is available 24/7 at (877) 382-2293, option 1 This project is supported in part by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

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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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Using predatory mites in strawberries

Twospotted spider mites are the most common and significant pest of strawberries grown in North Carolina. Mite management strategies include conventional miticides, organic miticides, and biological controls. See the North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual for MORE » – from   Entomology

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North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual meetingTue Feb 3 - Fri Feb 6, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Ventura, CA, USA
— 6 days away
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