Navigation Links
Early-season strawberry tested in high elevation conditions
Date:6/22/2011

LOGAN, UTIn response to increased awareness generated by the expanding local foods movement, demand for fresh strawberries has increased throughout the United States. The fresh market strawberry industry in the U.S. flourishes in California and Floridastates with ideal weather conditions and long growing seasons. Even with challenging growing conditions, small-scale strawberry production operations succeed in other areas of the country, particularly near urban areas where local produce commands premium prices at market.

Ideal growing conditions for strawberries occur when temperatures are 20-26C. Suboptimal temperatures (less than 20C) slow the growth and development of both the strawberry plant and fruit, whereas superoptimal temperatures (above 35C) cause the strawberry plant to stop growing altogether. Coastal regions in southern California provide growers with ideal conditions from spring to fall, while growers in central Florida benefit from mild conditions throughout the winter. New research from scientists at Utah State University may provide strawberry producers in other parts of the country with methods to extend growing seasons in less-than-perfect climates.

Daniel Rowley, Brent L. Black, Dillon Feuz, and Dan Drost researched the use of high tunnels to extend the strawberry season in the Intermountain West region of the United States. According the scientists, conditions in the high-elevation valleys of the Intermountain West are particularly challenging for strawberry production, where early spring temperatures are suboptimal and transition rapidly to summer temperatures that are typically superoptimal. The researchers investigated the use of high tunnels to extend the season for June-bearing strawberries in Utah. The report was published in HortScience.

The research design included a fall-planted annual hill system and vertical growing systems in two different orientations. Optimum planting dates for each system we
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael W. Neff
mwneff@ashs.org
703-836-4606
American Society for Horticultural Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Methyl bromide alternatives for California strawberry nurseries
2. Carnegie Mellon engineers develop machine that visually inspects and sorts strawberry plants
3. Hydrocooling shows promise for reducing strawberry weight loss, bruising
4. Low-maintenance strawberry may be good crop to grow in space
5. UK researchers contribute to sequencing strawberry genome
6. Georgia Tech team helps decode newly sequenced strawberry genome
7. OSU helps decode strawberry genome in bid to improve fruit
8. Full woodland strawberry genome sequenced
9. New research expands genetic base of cultivated strawberry
10. Simpler woodland strawberry genome aids research on more complex fruits
11. New movement models tested at the Smithsonian in Panama
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... R.I. [Brown University] After decades of decline, grasses ... saltmarshes. To the eye, the marsh in those places ... that a key service of the marsh coastal ... back but the ecosystem function hasn,t come back," said ... senior author of the study in the journal ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical ... but they have accelerated -- by as much as ... carried out by scientists from Technische Universitt Mnchen based ... been continuously observed since 1870. Their findings were published ... ago, "forest dieback" was a hot topic, with the ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... United Kingdom forms a new crime unit designed to ... last year over horse meat being passed off as ... for detecting meat adulteration. They describe their approach, which ... Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry . , ... a major global economic problem. But they also say ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cape Cod saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short 2Cape Cod saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short 3Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate 2Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate 3
... University of Delaware have developed a "smart" hydrogel that can ... Over the past few decades, smart hydrogels have been created ... "The idea of a smart hydrogel that can release ... professor of materials science and engineering and biomedical engineering. "What,s ...
... Living organisms have adapted to the day-night cycle and, in ... are not completely known yet but its functioning has been ... of normal circadian rhythms can have deleterious effects on health; ... the time of feeding was shown to affect the ability ...
... of the white-throated sparrow has identified a biological pathway connecting ... wild to variation in their genome. The Proceedings ... is publishing the results of the experiments, conducted by the ... Psychology. The research, which comprised behavioral observations ...
Cached Biology News:UD-developed smart gels deliver medicine on demand 2The internal clock and feeding rhythm set the pace of the liver 2Wild sparrow study traces social behaviors in the field to specific gene 2Wild sparrow study traces social behaviors in the field to specific gene 3Wild sparrow study traces social behaviors in the field to specific gene 4
(Date:9/17/2014)... /PRNewswire/ - SQI Diagnostics Inc. (TSX-V: SQD) (OTCQX: SQIDF), ... technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics, today announced ... in the United States on ... on September 17, 2014 on the OTCQX under the ... the TSX Venture Exchange under its existing symbol SQD. ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 17, 2014 Escape Alert, LLC . ... which will alert owners if their pet has escaped and ... an implanted microchip in the pet’s body. This is the ... for pets have been around for many years, they are passive ... able to track a pet’s location or alert the owner that ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014 “Nature has developed, very ... that we desire in optical design,” said Joseph Shaw, ... University. “As we explore surfaces and structures at the ... were presented in San Diego in August during a ... Nature ” chaired by Shaw and Rongguang Liang of ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an ... companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery ... using a water-based solution, researchers at the University ... efficient nuclear battery that could be used for ... in automobiles and also in complicated applications such ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SQI Diagnostics to begin Trading on the OTCQX Marketplace in the United States 2SQI Diagnostics to begin Trading on the OTCQX Marketplace in the United States 3Implantable Microchip for Pets with GPS Tracking - Patent Filed by Escape Alert, LLC. 2Implantable Microchip for Pets with GPS Tracking - Patent Filed by Escape Alert, LLC. 3Nature’s designs inspire research into new light-based technologies 2Nature’s designs inspire research into new light-based technologies 3Nature’s designs inspire research into new light-based technologies 4Nature’s designs inspire research into new light-based technologies 5
... Global Products, BASINGSTOKE, England, October 8 ... global specialty biopharmaceutical,company, announces that it has agreed ... Almirall for a cash consideration of $213m. The ... sodium),and VANIQA(R) (eflornithine hydrochloride), and six other non-promoted,products1 ...
... about the origins of quantum dot blinking, researchers ... Laboratory, the University of Chicago and the California ... characterize it on faster time scales than have ... also known as quantum dots, are being intensively ...
... to Vice President, Research Operations ... Non-Profit Foundation, CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 5 ... focused on the discovery and,development of small-molecule therapeutics ... diseases, today announced changes to its,research management. Dr. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Shire Divests Non-Core Product Portfolio to Almirall 2Shire Divests Non-Core Product Portfolio to Almirall 3Argonne researcher studies what makes quantum dots blink 2Ardea Biosciences Announces Changes to Research Management 2Ardea Biosciences Announces Changes to Research Management 3
... Anti-Natural Killer Cell Receptor-P1, ... Immunogen: Hybridoma produced ... from BALB/c mice immunized (BALB/c ... (LAK) cells and mouse myeloma ...
... Yersinia pestis This antibody is ... Immunogen: Purified F1 ... vaccine strain EV76. Specificity: ... capsular antigen. There is no cross-reactivity ...
Rabbit polyclonal to ZFP200 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: CGKSFNHKTNLNKHER (Human) Entrez Gene ID: 7752 Swiss Protein ID: P98182...
Anti-human C3a/C3a des-Arg (neo-epitope), Clone 2991, Monoclonal Antibody...
Biology Products: