Effect of Apogee and Ponnax on Stolon Production and Yield of Florida-Grown Strawberry.
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Duval, John R., and Elizabeth Golden. 2023. “Effect of Apogee and Ponnax on Stolon Production and Yield of Florida-Grown Strawberry.: HS989/HS231, 7/2004”. EDIS 2005 (2). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs231-2004.


Stolon production by strawberry plants in Florida fruiting fields is highly undesirable. Stolons (runners) act as a sink for photosynthates and nutrients, reducing the amount of resources available for fruit production in an annual hill production system. The presence of stolons makes it more difficult for pickers to find berries among the excess vegetation. Hence, manual labor must be used to remove runners in the fruiting field at a cost of $40 to $60 per acre. If a low-cost chemical means could be found to reduce or eliminate runner production in the fruiting field, producers would benefit greatly. This document is HS989, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date July 30, 2004.



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