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Low Tunnel Day Neutral Strawberry System

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

Free

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.

Learn about:
• 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
(320) 762-3890.

Venue

Douglas County Public Works
526 Willow Drive
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
Phone:
320-762-2999
Website:
http://www.co.douglas.mn.us/dc/home.aspx

Organizer

University of Minnesota Extension
Phone:
(320) 762-3890
Email:
tavei001@umn.edu
Website:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/county/douglas