February 25, 2018

Research Data

2007-2008 Field Trials

Yields and berry weight were recorded for the wool mulch planting and the corresponding traditional matted row planting. Below are figures comparing yield and berry weight of the two systems.

Yield and berry weight were taken from trial plots at three locations in Central Minnesota in 2008, the first production year. Trial plots were located in Morris, MN; Alexandria, MN; and St. Cloud, MN.
Location Yield (lbs/acre) Berry Weight (g)
Matted Row Wool Mulch Matted Row Wool Mulch
Morris, MN 13684 5035 13 15
Alexandria, MN 19057 4134 10 13
St. Cloud, MN 9876 3098 11 14
Averages 14176 4089 11 14

yield databerry weight

The cultivars ‘Darselect’ and ‘Honeoye’ were used in the trials. Both were planted in the wool mulch plots and the matted row plots. Below are figures comparing the yield and berry weight of the two cultivars in the two systems.

Yield and berry weight of the two cultivars used in the study.
Cultivar Yield (lbs/acre) Berry Weight (g)
Matted Row Wool Mulch Matted Row Wool Mulch
Darselect 12812 3503 13 15
Honeoye 15539 4675 12 15