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Strawberry Production Meeting – 8/17/17

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Question of the Week: Freeze Damage

Last week the question was:  What happened to these strawberry blossoms? These blossoms were killed when the temperature got down to the low 20’s a couple weeks ago.  The grower didn’t have enough row covers to cover all their strawberries, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

This time a year ago we were surveying damage from a flood.  Now we have the threat of a hurricane bearing down on us.  We are predicted to get several inches of rain Friday and Saturday.  The Weather Underground App … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Stink Bug

Last week the question was:  What will this little guy be when it grows up? This is a stinkbug nymph.  Its either a green stinkbug or a southern green stink bug.  The two are difficult to distinguish, but you can … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Anthracnose

Last wee the question was:  What disease has caused this lesion that easily separates from the healthy tissue of this strawberry? This is anthracnose fruit rot (Colletotrichum acutatum).  The decaying tissue in the lesion is held together by a network … Continue reading

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Strawberries in Bloom

The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and it won’t be long before we’re picking strawberries. We’re in a critical disease management time now with Botrytis gray mold being our biggest threat.  Gray mold loves … Continue reading

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Spider Mites in Strawberries

Now is the time to be scouting for spider mites.  Even though the weather hasn’t been hot and it definitely hasn’t been dry, we still need to be on the look out.  We’ve seen some infestations in locations where the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Lady Beetle Eggs

Last week the question was:  What left this egg mass on the underside of this strawberry leaf? These are lady beetle eggs.  Lady bugs are excellent predators of aphids so this is a good thing to see in your strawberry … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Deer Damage

Last week the question was:  Why are these strawberry plants so small when they were planted at the proper time and fertilized properly? These strawberries have been fed on pretty heavily by deer.  There was no fence around the field … Continue reading

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Strawberry Season Off To A Good Start

Though the rain we saw earlier this month delayed the harvest of several crops, conditions improved enough in most areas that strawberry planting went ahead as scheduled.  Here is a field that was planted about two weeks ago. Growers have … Continue reading

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