October 23, 2017

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 […]

CCSF Cover Reveal

Since MOSES the public life of our interactive e-book, Cold Climate Strawberry Farming, has been rather quiet. We got a lot of great feedback from everyone at both MFVGA and MOSES and we’ve been diligently working away on the edits that everyone suggested. In addition, we’ve been planning and shooting the myriad of videos that […]

The economics of growing low tunnel strawberries

   Establishment costs for creating a low tunnel system are important to consider for any strawberry grower.  Based on our 2013 growing season, we developed the following table (see below) using our actual costs for creating a low tunnel day-neutral strawberry system.  Establishment Costs Variable Costs per 100 feet Fertilizer $11.67 Fertigation injector (2 gal) $73.00 Pesticides […]