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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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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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picture of cover crops in field, strawberry fruit and newly germinated cover crop

New Publication
“Sustainable Practices for Plasticulture Strawberry Production in the Southeast” is now online!

Now is a great time to start thinking about ways to improve your production practices for the future and with that in mind we are happy to introduce the recently published extension publication ‘Sustainable Practices for Plasticulture Strawberry Production in the Southeast’! http://content.ces.ncsu.edu/sustainable-practices-for-plasticulture-strawberry-production-in-the-southeast/ This publication outlines and includes: Recommendations for incorporating cover crops into plasticulture strawberry production. A Link to a video that demonstrates plug inoculation Help calculating Nitrogen inputs from compost and cover crops Production Calendar Links to other resources. The management practices are backed up by considerable research and some were discussed by Amanda McWhirt during her presentation at the Strawberry Expo.  If you have questions you can contact her at almcwhir@ncsu.edu.

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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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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
— Tomorrow
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