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Organic Strawberry Production Manual

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978 160107 7509
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The commercial production, harvesting, and marketing of strawberries are complex undertakings that necessitate the consideration of many factors and the handling of many challenges. Organic strawberry production is further complicated by the use of alternative methods, the need to forego the use of conventional tools and inputs, and the overall orientation toward the use of biologically based systems. Both conventional and organic systems must provide fruit that meets high standards of quality and is competitively priced in local, regional, and national markets.

This Organic Strawberry Production Manual brings together available information and research in support of the production, disease and pest management, postharvest handling, and marketing of organic strawberries in California and the certification of organic strawberry farms.

Contents:  Preface, Economic Performance & Marketing Considerations: Growth of organic strawberry industry in California, Costs of production & economic returns for organic strawberries, Varietal Performance: Cultivar selection for pest management, Crop Management: Cover crops for nutrient management in organic strawberry production on California's central coast, Weed control, Nitrogen management, Erosion & sediment management strategies, Disease & Pest Management: Disease management for organic strawberries: Foliar & fruit problems, Cultural & biological management of major soilborne diseases, Arthropod management, Harvest & Postharvest Considerations: Postharvest handling, Certification Issues: Organic certification & registration in California, Sustainability Indicators: Making the conversion to organic---and beyond.  

Steven T Koike, Carolee T Bull, Mark Bolda, Oleg Daugovish, 2012, 148 p, color photos & illustrations, soft.  $30.00


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