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Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

Water Small Fruits for Maximum Yields

This article was published originally on 5/25/1994
Rainfall amounts this spring have been below normal in most areas of Iowa. If the dry conditions persist, the yields of strawberries and raspberries could be reduced.

Strawberries and raspberries require adequate moisture throughout the growing season for good fruit production. However, the most critical time is from bloom to the end of the harvest. Insufficient moisture during fruit development may cause the fruit to fail to develop full size or to dry up. If rainfall is inadequate, apply 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water per week.



This article originally appeared in the May 25, 1994 issue, p. 77.

Year of Publication: 
1994
Issue: 
IC-467(13) -- May 25, 1994