April 29, 2017

Extend the Raspberry Season with High Tunnels

by Aimee Talbot Raspberries are a common and popular fruit for fresh eating. Raspberries are also an ideal crop to produce for fresh markets or value-added products, as they are easy to grow, produce a crop by their second year, and continue producing for up to ten years. They have the potential to be a […]

End of day neutral strawberry season

Developing strawberry flowers are fragile things. They are susceptible to insect pressures, fungal pressures and climatic pressures as well. Even though our plants are categorically day-neutral, they aren’t immune to unfavorable temperatures, and one little spat of sub-freezing nights can decide that your season is over. That happened at the St Paul site this week. […]

Growing organic strawberries in Minnesota

by Emily Hoover, Carl Rosen, Jim Luby, and Suzanne Wold-Burkness. Many of the practices in conventional strawberry production¬†are applicable to organic growers as well; starting with site selection and planting healthy, virus-indexed plants obtained from a reputable nursery. Organic strawberry production methods are determined by the USDA organic certification standards. In general, the standards allow […]