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2015-16 Strawberry
yield data from NCSU breeding plots

Yield data from the 2015-6 growing season is below. Data was taken at the Piedmont Research Station (PRS) in Salisbury NC and Central Crops Research Station (CCRS) in Clayton, NC.  Total yield, marketable yield, percent marketable yield compared to Chandler and average berry weights are included. The third image has pictures and a short description of NCS 10-038 and NCS 10-156, the two elite strawberry selections.  In brief, NCS 10-038 has very high yields and NCS 10-156 has great flavor. Questions? Contact Gina_Fernandez@ncsu.edu

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

2015-16 Strawberry
yield data from NCSU breeding plots

Yield data from the 2015-6 growing season is below. Data was taken at the Piedmont Research Station (PRS) in Salisbury NC and Central Crops Research Station (CCRS) in Clayton, NC.  Total yield, marketable yield, percent marketable yield compared to Chandler and average berry weights are included. The third image has pictures and a short description of NCS 10-038 and NCS 10-156, the two elite strawberry selections.  In brief, NCS 10-038 has very high yields and NCS 10-156 has great flavor. Questions? Contact Gina_Fernandez@ncsu.edu

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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

2015-16 Strawberry
yield data from NCSU breeding plots

Yield data from the 2015-6 growing season is below. Data was taken at the Piedmont Research Station (PRS) in Salisbury NC and Central Crops Research Station (CCRS) in Clayton, NC.  Total yield, marketable yield, percent marketable yield compared to Chandler and average berry weights are included. The third image has pictures and a short description of NCS 10-038 and NCS 10-156, the two elite strawberry selections.  In brief, NCS 10-038 has very high yields and NCS 10-156 has great flavor. Questions? Contact Gina_Fernandez@ncsu.edu

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Strawberry-Specific
Food Safety Resources

The issue of food safety spans the spectrum of the specialty crops industry having potentially damaging impacts on the entire supply chain.General food safety guidance is highlighted as well as specific tools that all growers should have either developed for their individual farms or have at their fingertips!Specific resources have been 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.To find more resources, click on strawberry food safety

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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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Studying Strawberry Pollination popular

Our laboratory is excited to begin a new project aimed at answering several questions about pollination ecology in strawberries.These questions are: 1. What insects pollinate commercially grown strawberries in the southeast? 2. How are MORE » – from   Entomology

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