Production of Strawberries in November and December

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $9,927.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: berries (strawberries)


  • Crop Production: continuous cropping, fertigation, multiple cropping, no-till, application rate management, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, cooperatives, marketing management, feasibility study
  • Pest Management: biological control, cultural control, mulching - plastic, row covers (for pests)
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, employment opportunities

    Proposal summary:

    There is a demand for late-season and winter strawberries, and this nursery grower has already used high tunnels to extend the raspberry season. The goal is to assess the productivity of several different strawberry cultivators in high tunnels. Different cultivation schemes will be tested, including the use of ground covers and row covers, to test the best way to get late-season berries. Outreach will be through open houses, a newsletter, a web site, extension, and growers’ meetings.

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