- Fruits: berries (strawberries)
- Pest Management: flame
- Production Systems: general crop production
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.