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Chapter 15. Strawberry Production1

Vance M. Whitaker, Nathan S. Boyd, Natalia A. Peres, Justin M. Renkema, and Hugh A. Smith2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2015-2016 edition.


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This is Chapter 15 of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2016-2017 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at


This eleven-page chapter includes:

  • Botany and Planting

  • Cultivars


Table 15.1. Planting information for strawberries.

Table 15.2. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in strawberry.

Table 15.3. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of strawberry.

Table 15.4. Strawberry fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.



This document is HS736, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. First printed: June 1995. Revised June 2015 and June 2016. This is Chapter 15 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2016–2017 edition. Visit the EDIS website at


Vance M. Whitaker, associate professor; Nathan S. Boyd, associate professor; Natalia Peres, associate professor; Justin M. Renkema, assistant professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor; Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. UF/IFAS does not guarantee or warranty the products named, and references to them in this publication do not signify our approval to the exclusion of other products of suitable composition.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.