Common name Strawberry
Scientific name Fragaria
Family name Rosaceae
The strawberry plant is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria ( flowering plants in the rose family but with edible fruits). It is cultivated for its fruit around the world and is highly adaptable to various climatic conditions, propagating vegetatively through runners to give multi-coloured flowers and fruit, depending on the cultivar. Cultivars vary widely in size, colour, flavour, shape, degree of fertility, season of ripening, liability to disease and constitution of plant. Strawberry flowers appear hermaphroditic in structure, but function as either male or female.
Commercial production of strawberry is done using either plasticulture or on matted rows or mounds. Some may be produced in greenhouses under cover for various advantages, which include off-season production to obtain favourable returns.
The iQFarmer OneAcre Strawberry Manual will introduce you to the profitable strawberry farming, covering:
- Varieties and Types
- Soil and Land Preparation
- Production Systems: open-field, protected
- Production Management: weed control, fertilisation, irrigation
- Disease and Pest Control
- Physiological Disorders
- Harvesting and Post-harvest
- Value Addition
- Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices (CSAP)
- Strawberry Economics and Entrepreneurship
You will also find a program on strawberry production which we hope will help you to select the most cost-effective solutions and profitable combinations in setting up a profitable agricultural enterprise.
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