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Southeastern Plasticulture Strawberry School

Join us for a year-long webinar series covering the basics of commercial strawberry production! These six classes cover the major management practices and crop development that happen in each season of the year. Hear from experts across the southeastern region and follow along to learn how to set up, manage and grow your strawberry operation. Links to the presentation recordings will be available after each session. Funding provided by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium. 

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Webinar Series

  • Flower Mapping - Edward Durner, Rutgers University 
  • Arthropod ManagementHannah Burrack, North Carolina State University & Aaron Cato, University of Arkansas
  • Post-Harvest Best Practices Penny Perkins-Veazie, North Carolina State University  
  • Food Safety for Pick-Your-Own Markets - Lynette Johnston & Chris Gunter, North Carolina State University 
  • Pre-Harvest Considerations - Strawberry Grower Panel 

  • Soil Borne Disease Management - Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia 
  • Black Root Rot & Soil Applied Fungicides - Phil Brannen, University of Georgia
    • Alternative FumigantsJayesh Samtani, Virginia Tech University
  • Cover Crops & Crop Rotation - Amanda McWhirt, University of Arkansas
  • Regional Cultivar Recommendations 
    • Arkansas - Amanda McWhirt, University of Arkansas
    • North Carolina Mark Hoffmann & Gina Fernandez, North Carolina State University 
    • Virginia Jayesh Samtani, Virginia Tech University 
    • Alabama Edgar Vinson, Auburn University 

  • Site Preparation David Lockwood, University of Tennessee
  • Planting Dates  - Amanda McWhirt, University of Arkansas
  • Weed Control Katie Jennings, North Carolina State University 
  • Pre-Plant Fertility TBD

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