Soil fumigation found essential for maximum strawberry yields in southern California
A. H. Holland
A. O. Paulus, University of California
S. Wilhelm, University of California
California Agriculture 16(10):4-6. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v016n10p4.
Hunter Johnson, Jr., is Farm Advisor, Los Angeles County; A. H. Holland is Farm Advisor, Orange County; Albert O. Paulus is Extension Plant Pathologist, University of California, Riverside; Stephen Wilhelm is Plant Pathologist, University of California, Berkeley.
Tests in two southern California counties resulted in similar data offering further proof of the value of soil fumigation for strawberry production. Yield increases as high as 85 per cent were reported following soil treatment. Control of plant pathogens was excellent with full-coverage injections of a mixture of 2 parts of methyl bromide and 1 part chloropicrin applied at 225 pounds per acre.
The writers wish to acknowledge the cooperative assistance of the growers, Murata Bros., Downey, California, and George Miyake, Stanton, California, and of the suppliers of fumigants and application equipment; Toxo Spray-Dust, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, California; Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Michigan; and Morton Chemical Co., Chicago, Illinois.