- Fruits: general small fruits
- Crop Production: cover crops, no-till
- Production Systems: general crop production
- Soil Management: green manures
Weed control in matted row strawberries is always time consuming. Use of sudex cover crops prior to planting enhances crop growth via improved soil structure, water retention, and nematode suppression. This project will investigate whether a winter-killed sudex cover crop or a roll-killed rye cover crop can provide adequate in-row weed control during the establishment year of matted row strawberries. Outreach will be via presentations to grower organizations.