Minnesota farmers need an environmentally acceptable system for producing annual strawberries to increase the supply of this high-value specialty crop. Despite growing consumer interest in local foods, the supply of Minnesota-grown strawberries is extremely limited due to the short growing season and perishability of June-bearing cultivars.
Our project has developed recommendations for strawberry plasticulture with low tunnels to produce higher yields with excellent fruit quality, while extending the harvest season into October. Long-term outcomes are focused on enhancing profits and improving environmental sustainability for specialty crop growers.
• Recommended Day Neutral Strawberry Cultivars
• Organic Production Methods
• Insect, Weed and Disease Management
• Fertility Strategies
• Low Tunnel Construction
• Season Long Management Strategies
• Typical Yields
There is no cost to attend however, we strongly encourage you call and RSVP in advance to the University of Minnesota Extension, Douglas County Office, at