Location: Crop Improvement and Protection ResearchTitle: Managing cover crops on strawberry furrow bottoms Author
|Smith, R - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service|
|Bolda, M - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service|
Submitted to: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/12/2016
Publication Date: 1/12/2016
Citation: Smith, R., Brennan, E.B., Bolda, M. 2016. Managing cover crops on strawberry furrow bottoms. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources Blog. Available: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=19929.
Technical Abstract: Bare furrows in strawberry fields with plastic mulch covered beds can lead to lots of soil erosion and runoff during winter rainy periods. This article describes how growers can plant and manage cover crops in these furrows to minimize runoff and soil erosion. This is based on on-going research at the USDA-ARS in Salinas, California.