University of Maryland Extension

Strawberries

  • Strawberry Information Center (Website)
    The Strawberry Information Center contains links to information and provides the opportunity to ask reference questions. Michigan State University

  • Strawberries: Organic Production (Publication)
    Publication provides an overview of organic strawberry production methods. Also covers integrated pest management and weed control. You can obtain a copy though Digital Price: $2.95, Print Price: $5.95. National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, Martin Guerena and Holly Born, NCAT Agriculture Specialists, Published 2007 © NACT IPO46

  • Strawberry Plasticulture Basics (Presentation)
    Joseph Fiola, Ph.D., University of Maryland Extension Specialist, Viticulture and Small Fruits

  • Strawberry Plasticulture: Plant Types (Presentation)
    Joseph Fiola, Ph.D., University of Maryland Extension Specialist, Viticulture and Small Fruits

  • Strawberry Production (Website) 
    Cornell University - Resources for Commercial Berry Growers on general production, organic production, site selection and preparation, cultivar selection, nutrient management, water management, plant growth and development, pollination, winter mulching, other resources.

  • Strawberry Prododuction Guide for the Northeast, Midwest, and Eastern Canada - NRAES-88 (Publication-pdf)
    The Strawberry Production Guide is 162 pages long and contains 14 chapters, 37 figures, 47 tables, and 115 full-color photographs. It provides up-to-date, in-depth coverage of every aspect of strawberry culture -- from preparing the production site to harvesting and marketing. It is sure to be a valuable resource for both experienced and novice growers.

  • Summary of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Infestations in Maryland Crops (Document)
    Galen Dively, Cerruti Hooks, and Terry Patton, University of Maryland

  • The Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables, and Florist and Nursery Stocks (Handbook # 66, Revised Feb. 2016)
    Edited by Kenneth C. Gross, Chien Yi Wang, and Mikal Saltveit
    Gross and Wang are formerly with the Food Quality Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD. They are now retired. Saltveit is with the Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA.

    Agriculture Handbook 66 (AH-66) represents a complete revision and major expansion of the 1986 edition. It has been reorganized and now includes 17 Chapters and 138 Commodity Summaries written by nearly a hundred experts in plant science and postharvest technology. This version, like the previous editions of AH- 66 in 1954, 1968, 1977, and 1986, presents summaries of current storage requirements of fresh fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, and other horticultural crops. However, this highly expanded version also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, precooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates, physiological disorders, postharvest pathology, quarantine issues, and suitability as fresh-cut product. A large number of fruits and vegetables were added, as well as sections on food safety, nutritional quality, texture, and fresh-cut produce. The purpose of storing plant material is to lengthen the time it can be consumed or utilized. In doing so, it is critical to provide an environment that minimizes deterioration, maintains microbial safety, and retains other quality attributes. AH-66 provides guidelines and other important information for storing and handling horticultural commodities to accomplish this.

  • The Mid-Atlantic Berry Guide for Commercial Growers 2013-2014 (pdf format)
    Provides general information on pre-plant considerations, soil management and nutrition, pest management, and specific information for planting strawberries, blueberries, brambles, gooseberries, and currents. Additional sources of information included. Avaliable in pdf format or you can order from Penn State University, College of Agricultural Science Publications - List price: $25.00, Catalog Number: AGRS097. Produced by Penn State University in cooperation with Rutgers University, The University of Delaware, The University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University.

  • Tunnel Production (Website)   
    TunnelBerries Research & Extension: a Growers Information Website. Consists Tunnel Structures & Plastics, Berry Management Under Tunnels (Strawberry, Raspberry and Blackberry Tunnel Production Guides), Production Economics, and Reducing Plastic Waste. 
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