With no fruit to support, strawberry plants grew very well. Plants 10-12 inches tall are not unusual. Now that spring bearing strawberry harvest is over for the year, growers should renovate the fields to encourage new growth and prepare for production next year. Those beautiful, tall plants need to be mowed off to about 2 inches, the field fertilized, the rows narrowed and residual herbicides applied. The renovation process extends the productive life of a field of “matted row” spring strawberry production for two to four years.

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