The strawberry plant is shallow rooted and is a poor competitor against weeds for sunlight (for growth and fl ower buds), nutrients, and moisture. Weeds can reduce yields up to 40% or more. Harvesting fruit by hand presents a challenge when weeds are present. Where customers pick their own berries, weed-free fi elds are important for repeated sales and customer satisfaction.
Weed control guide for fruit crops. Includes description and use of herbicides for fruit crops and different application techniques. The guide is organized by fruit crop.
Ground cover management affects both fruit tree vigor and yield. Use a ground cover system that facilitates management of the fruit planting for improved tree growth and productivity.