Recent Advances in Strawberry Plug Transplant Technology

  title={Recent Advances in Strawberry Plug Transplant Technology},
  author={Edward F. Durner and E. Barclay Poling and John Maas},
Plugs are rapidly replacing fresh-dug bare-root and cold-stored frigo plants as transplants for strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa) production worldwide. Plugs have many advantages over these other types of propagules. They are grown in controlled environments (greenhouses, tunnels) in less time than field produced bare-root transplants, and are not exposed to soilborne pathogens. Plugs afford greater grower control of transplanting dates, provide mechanical transplanting opportunities and allow… CONTINUE READING