Spring is peak season for the production and marketing of strawberry. What follows are several key points for maintaining both quality and yield of strawberries.
No. 1 Timely Topdressing
In order to ensure the normal physiological function of the strawberry’s root system, the application of RLF Plant Milk High-K can improve the low temperature resistance and promote root growth and soil fertility. At the same time, it can also promote better fruit development in the middle and late stages. An increase in sugar accumulation can also be expected, along with improved fruit weight and quality.
The spraying time is usually selected in the morning or evening, since the temperature is lower, the leaf stomata open and the nutrients easily absorbed.
Calcium fertiliser should be applied every stubble fruit, and RLF Calcium Plus is recommended. It has high absorption efficiency and can effectively prevent physiological and
No. 2 Bud and Fruit Thinning
The principle of bud thinning and fruit thinning should be a small amount and done often.
Appropriate selection of lateral buds can increase strawberry yield, but excessive lateral buds will result in an excessive number of leaves and weak plants. According to plant spacing and strawberry growth, each plant should take 1 or 2 strong lateral buds with good direction. Then, remove the rest. The early stolons will consume a lot of nutrient and should be removed in a timely manner to ensure better nutrient supply and keep the plants neat.
No. 3 Appropriate Temperature and Humidity Control
After heat preservation, the relative humidity of the indoor air increases markedly. Generally, relative humidity can reach 100% in the morning before ventilation, with the humidity in the air becoming too high after watering. This needs to be avoided. Excessive air humidity during the flowering and fruiting stage can induce various diseases, the most prominent of which is gray mold which is liable to cause a large number of rotten fruits. Reducing the relative humidity of the air in greenhouses requires two things when conditions permit:
furrow irrigation under film, or drip irrigation can be used to reduce irrigation and evaporation, and
to strengthen dehumidification management by ventilating around noon every day, being careful to maintain the