Plant Nutrition

Plant Nutrition

Much of the strawberry acreage is found within the coastal areas of California, which lends itself to a wide diversity of soil types and nutritional challenges. Growers often must deal with poor water quality for irrigation, further restricting nutrient uptake.

    Organic Production: 
California strawberry growers are pioneers in organic strawberry production with more organic acreage in California than anywhere else in the world. 

    Fertilizer Research:
Through the California Department of Food and Agriculture Fertilizer Research and Education Program, university and USDA researchers have conducted research on fertilizer applications in strawberry bed-based production systems.  This research has focused particularly on nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to optimize amount ranges and placement within the rootzone for maximum uptake.

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