Organic Weed Management in Commercial Strawberry Production

Project Overview

FNE95-087
Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1995: $6,215.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:

Commodities

  • Fruits: berries (strawberries)

Practices

  • Pest Management: flame
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Clifford Hatch along with another strawberry grower, will demonstrate alternative planting systems designed to reduce herbicide use, mechanical cultivation, hand hoeing and weeding. The two-year project is geared to respond to consumer and neighbor pressure to reduce pesticide use in Connecticut Valley operations and will compare the system’s effectiveness at weed control, total expense and yields.

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