Hi, is there anybody here who produces strawberries on a commercial level, or eqvivalent row sown berries. If there is, what implements and/or machinery do you use and how?
I grow several hundred plants out. I don’t know anyone sowing strawberries, most berries are bare root transplants. I get mine from Nourse Farms in MA. I use a dibbler to mark out my rows, plants 18″ spacing, rows 4′ apart. A metal rod digs the dibble hole deeper for the long roots. Agrigel gives the roots consistent moisture. We use a McCormick Deering straddle row cultivator and hoe between plants while in their establishment year, and again to renovate after mowing the crop at the end of berry season. After the establishment year, the only equipment I use besides a weeding tool and straw fork is the once a year mowing (fail mower) and renovation.
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