Crop Rotations Can Increase Net Returns in Organic Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems

Aleksandr Michuda, Rachael Goodhue, Joji Muramoto, and Carol Shennan

from ARE Update Vol. 20, No. 6, Jul/Aug, 2017

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Abstract

Crop rotations aimed at suppressing verticillium wilt disease in organic strawberries pose a dynamic tradeoff to growers. Using broccoli (a non-host crop) and other crops in the rotation, reduces current revenues but increases future strawberry yield and revenues. Trial results suggest that crop rotations can be sufficiently effective at reducing the strawberry yield penalty due to verticillium wilt for commercially viable organic production systems.

Keywords

systems-approach, methyl bromide alternative, organic, strawberries

Citation

Aleksandr Michuda, Rachael Goodhue, Joji Muramoto, and Carol Shennan. "Crop Rotations Can Increase Net Returns in Organic Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems." ARE Update 20(6)(2017):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2017/20/6/crop-rotations-can-increase-net-returns-in-organic/