Title

Strawberry Cultivar Analysis: Temperature and Pollination Studies

Comments

Presented at International Conference On Environmental Systems, July 2006, Norfolk, VA, USA, Session: Biomass Production

Abstract

Strawberry is a life-support-system candidate crop species that is long-lived, asexually propagated, and can bear large quantities of fruit high in sugar and antioxidant content. Strawberries of four-day-neutral cultivars ("Tribute," "Tristar," "Seascape," and "Fern") and one everbearing cultivar ("Cavendish") were grown under greenhouse conditions or varying temperature regimes in three growth chambers. Flowers in growth chambers were hand pollinated three-times weekly with stored pollen, and ripe berries were harvested, counted, weighed, and tested organolepticly. In the greenhouse, two different pollination treatments were compared, while another group of plants was left unpollinated, receiving only occasional mechanical stimulation from normal greenhouse airflow, berry harvest, and plant maintenance. A second group was pollinated with a vibrating wand, and a third group was hand pollinated with stored pollen. The time required for each method was compared along with berry productivity.

Description:15 pages

Identifier

ALS-NSCORT:p58

Date of this Version

July 2006

Publisher Identifier:

SAE Document Number: 2006-01-2030

Publisher

SAE International

ALS NSCORT Project Number

Project 11 - Crop Lighting Project

Project Lead

Cary A. Mitchell

Language

English

ALS NSCORT Series

Published Materials

Administrative Contact

Dave Kotterman, dkotter@purdue.edu

Rights

Copyright 2006 SAE International. For additional information please visit the intellectual property section of the publisher's website: http://www.sae.org/about/intelproperty/ or the publisher's home page at: http://www.sae.org

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