In 2013 and 2014, we removed flower blossoms from day-neutral cultivars in early, mid and late June for optimum production. Recently, we came across an experiment that shares some new information on when and why you should remove day-neutral flowers. University of Maryland Professors and Extension Educators released a publication in September of 2009 suggesting […]
The University of Minnesota (U of MN) and the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC), Morris, invite you to a tour of our day-neutral low tunnel strawberry plot. Tours will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 beginning at 5:15 pm and again at 7:30 pm, running one hour in length each time. The […]
As the weather permits, we are beginning construction of our low-tunnel system in preparation for another growing season of day-neutral strawberries. For detailed instructions on how to construct a raised bed, low-tunnel system for strawberry use, please refer to our Construction video, or visit the Construction post from May 2013.
We are gearing up for another exciting year of day-neutral low tunnel strawberry farming. The growing season of 2013 provided us with valuable opportunities to learn how this system can work for strawberry growers in the Upper Midwest. Based on what we learned, we are heading into our second year with a few tweaks and […]
One of the objectives of our project was to determine if the use of a low tunnel system with day-neutral strawberries could provide adequate yields. Traditional June-bearing strawberry varieties in Minnesota have a baseline yield of 5,500 pounds per acre (lb/A). As shown below, lb/A of each of the six cultivars in the low tunnel and non-low […]