Day-neutral strawberries are a high-value fruit crop for commercial growers in Iowa. Dayneutral strawberries bear fruit in the fall, providing high value, off-season fruit. Tunnel production hastens the growing season and promotes greater yield and increased berry quality by protecting fruit from wind and rain. The primary goal of this project was to evaluate differences in total yield and plant biomass of day-neutral strawberries grown inside a tunnel structure and in the field with no cover. A secondary goal was to evaluate fresh and postharvest berry quality of day-neutral strawberries grown inside a tunnel structure and in the field with no cover.
Iowa State University
Portz, Dennis N.; Nonnecke, Gail R.; and Kreis, Rachel, "Increased Production and Marketability of Day-neutral Strawberries Grown in Tunnel Structures" (2011). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 181.