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