Strawberries are grown on about 500 acres in Indiana, ranking the state 11th in the U.S. Most are grown in relatively small, upick operations. Acreage has declined over the past few years. Strawberry production in Indiana is primarily of June bearing varieties grown in the matted row system. Though plasticulture production has become common in other regions, Indiana's climate is not conducive to plasticulture production except in the southern counties where mild fall weather allows for development of branch crowns.
The following resources should be of use to Indiana strawberry growers.
Midwest Strawberry Production Guide (OSU-926)
Growing Strawberries- IN (HO-46)
Fertilizing Fruit in Small Areas (HO-109)
Fertilizing Small Fruits (HO-121)
Midwest Small Fruit Pest Management Handbook (OSU Bul. 861)
Midwest Commercial Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide
Controlling Pests in the Home Fruit Planting (ID-146)
Strawberry Root Diseases (BP 46-W)
Strawberry Leaf Spots (BP 4-3-W)
Strawberry Production Budget - PA
Agricultural Marketing Service Market News Reports
Purdue Produce Quality Site
Strawberry, Postharvest Cooling & Handling - NC
USDA Quality Standards for Fresh Fruit
Michigan Fruit Crops Page
Strawberry, Organic Production - NY
Hill System Plastic Mulched Strawberry Production for Colder Areas
North American Strawberry Growers Association
Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA, (765) 494-1300
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