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On-Farm Research Trial on Iowa Strawberry Production with USDA/NRCS Soil Quality Test Kit

Authors: Craig A. Dilley (Iowa State University) , Gail R. Nonnecke (Iowa State University)

  • On-Farm Research Trial on Iowa Strawberry Production with USDA/NRCS Soil Quality Test Kit

    Horticulture Research Station

    On-Farm Research Trial on Iowa Strawberry Production with USDA/NRCS Soil Quality Test Kit

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Abstract

The profitability of strawberry production is dependent in large part on the condition, or quality, of the soil being used. Soils with poor physical structure, chemical properties, or biological activity require more cultivation, fertilizers, and other inputs to maintain economic viability. In general, cultivation of the soil for crop production degrades the soil. At some point, the cost of inputs will outweigh the value of the strawberry crop being produced. It is therefore essential for growers to monitor the productive capacity of their soil.

Keywords: Horticulture

How to Cite:

Dilley, C. A. & Nonnecke, G. R., (2006) “On-Farm Research Trial on Iowa Strawberry Production with USDA/NRCS Soil Quality Test Kit”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2005(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2006
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