Propagating day-neutral strawberry plugs for fall planting

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2008: $3,395.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:
Jim Strawser
Brook View Farm

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: berries (strawberries)


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Extending the strawberry season improves profits, and day-neutral plug plants have shown good survival rates and higher yields than bare-root plants. Because day-neutral plug plants are not readily available in the U.S., exploring on-farm production is worth exploring. The farmer will grow three U.K. varieties, induce improved runner growth, and then use the runners for field planting in the late summer and early fall. Outreach will be through an extension publication and through winter grower meetings.

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