Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Polyethylene over strawberries: Strawberry bed covers markedly influence soil temperature and earliness of fruit in Orange and San Diego county tests

Authors

Victor Voth
R. S. Bringhurst

Authors Affiliations

Victor Voth is Associate Specialist in Pomology, University of California, Davis, located at the South Coast Field Station, Santa Ana; R. S. Bringhurst is Associate Professor of Pomology, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 13(5):5-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v013n05p5. May 1959.

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Abstract

Thin sheets of polyethylene are used extensively to cover strawberry beds by southern California growers who report that covered beds have less fruit rot, cleaner fruit, and in many instances earlier production when compared with uncovered beds. Varying degrees of weed control are also realized.

Voth V, Bringhurst R. 1959. Polyethylene over strawberries: Strawberry bed covers markedly influence soil temperature and earliness of fruit in Orange and San Diego county tests. Hilgardia 13(5):5-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v013n05p5
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