Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series

Learn the basics of annual plasticulture strawberry production through six free, 90 minute webinars. Each webinar will cover new and timely information with updated recommendations from experts across the Southeast.


Part One: Dormancy February 16, 2021
Production Basics – Amanda McWhirt, University of Arkansas
Irrigation Basics – Andre da Silva, Auburn University
Fertility Basics – Mark Hoffmann, North Carolina State University
Spider Mite Management – Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University
Introduction to IPM Guides – Rebecca Melanson, Mississippi State University

Part Two: Bloom – March 18, 2021
Frost Protection – Dave Lockwood, University of Tennessee
Fertility Monitoring/Petiole Sampling – Kristin Hicks, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Botrytis & Anthracnose Management – Guido Schnabel, Clemson University
Sampling for Botrytis & Anthracnose Resistance – Phil Brannan, University of Georgia

Part Three: Fruiting – April 20, 2021
Flower Mapping – Edward Durner, Rutgers University
Arthropod Management – Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University & Aaron Cato, University of Arkansas
Post-Harvest Best Practices – Penny Perkins-Veazie, North Carolina State University
Food Safety for Pick-Your-Own Markets – Lynette Johnston & Chris Gunter, North Carolina State University
Pre-Harvest Considerations – Strawberry Grower Panel

Part Four: Pre-Plant Pt. 1 – July 29, 2021
Soil Borne Disease Management – Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia
Black Root Rot & Soil Applied Fungicides – Phil Brannan, University of Georgia
Alternative Fumigants – Jayesh Samtani, Virginia Tech University
Cover Crops & Crop Rotation – Amanda McWhirt, University of Arkansas
Sub-Regional Cultivar Recommendations

Part Five: Pre-Plant Pt. 2 – August 2021
Pre-Plant Recommendations
Site Preparation – David Lockwood, University of Tennessee
Planting Dates
Weed Control
Pre-Plant Fertility


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