February 25, 2018

Biodegradable Mulch

One of the objectives with our annual day-neutral strawberry system was to compare biodegradable mulch with standard white on black plastic mulch.  During the 2017 growing season, we compared Bio360 biodegradable compostable black mulch film with our standard white on black plastic mulch. As stated from the manufacturer’s website, Bio360 is made of Mater-Bi®, a plastic that […]

Winter Rye as Cover Crop

In the past, we have used landscape fabric as weed control in between the strawberry rows.  This method was an excellent means of controlling weeds, but expensive and not environmentally friendly (uses a lot of plastic).  Since then we have sown winter rye in between the rows right after planting.  There are many cover crops […]