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Andrew R. Jamieson, Kevin R. Sanderson, Jean-Pierre Privé and Roger J.A. Tremblay

harvest of large, flavorful fruit. Fig. 1. Pedigree of ‘Valley Sunset’ strawberry. Performance ‘Valley Sunset’ has fruited at Kentville each year since 2002 in at least one 5-m matted row developed from 10 plants. In addition, ‘Valley

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John Wilhoit and Timothy Coolong

, 2005 ; Ngouajio and McGiffen, 2004 ). Currently, polyethylene (plastic) film-mulches are the primary mulch used in vegetable production for in-row weed control; however, weed control between rows can be a significant challenge for some producers. Weeds

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Maria Gannett, Marvin P. Pritts and Johannes Lehmann

strawberry plants were transplanted on 6 May 2014 at a spacing of 1.5 × 4 ft and allowed to form matted rows. Every third row served as a buffer row for adjacent plots (four row plots with two shared buffer rows) and data were collected only from 2-m center

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Patrick P. Moore, Wendy Hoashi-Erhardt, Chad E. Finn and Chaim Kempler

color and relative skin tenderness. Seedlings from this cross were planted in the field in 2004. ‘Puget Crimson’ was selected in 2005 at WSU Puyallup and evaluated as WSU 2833. Performance Plants in all trials at WSU Puyallup were grown in a matted-row

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Jessica R. Goldberger, Lisa W. DeVetter and Katherine E. Dentzman

California strawberries are annual plantings for fresh market ( Fennimore, 2017 ); the Pacific Northwest is known for the production of high-quality processing fruit in a perennial matted row system ( Finn, 2017 ); and the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states

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Lisa W. DeVetter, Huan Zhang, Shuresh Ghimire, Sean Watkinson and Carol A. Miles

Washington, ranks fourth and fifth in national strawberry production, generating 5233 and 3810 t in 2016, respectively ( NASS, 2017 ). The PNW strawberry industry traditionally produced fruit for processing and grew June-bearing cultivars in matted-row

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Shahrokh Khanizadeh, Martine Deschênes, Audrey Levasseur, Odile Carisse, Marie Thérèse Charles, Djamila Rekika, Louis Gauthier, André Gosselin, Rong Tsao, Raymond Yang, Jennifer DeEll and J. Alan Sullivan

heavy or sandy soils in a matted row system. It is also adapted to the waiting bed system using plastic mulch and currently is adapted by a group of growers (Les Fraises de l’Île d'Orléans) who invested in development of this cultivar. Availability

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Elsa Sánchez, William J. Lamont Jr and Michael D. Orzolek

reduces yield of newly planted matted row strawberries HortScience 36 729 731 Shogren, R.L. 2000 Biodegradable mulches from renewable resources J. Sustainable Agr. 16 33 47 Siegies, A.T. Pritts, M. 2006 Cover crop rotations alter soil microbiology and

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Chad E. Finn, Patrick P. Moore, Chaim Kempler, Brian M. Yorgey, Bernadine C. Strik and Robert R. Martin

, and 2007. In all trials, the plants were grown in a matted row system in eight-plant plots with plants initially set 46 cm apart in the row in Oregon and 38 cm apart in Washington and British Columbia. During the harvest season, fruit were harvested

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Chad E. Finn, Patrick P. Moore, Brian M. Yorgey, Jungmin Lee, Bernadine C. Strik, Chaim Kempler and Robert R. Martin

(Burlington, WA). At the public research facilities, ‘Charm’ was planted in multiple replicated trials established from 2002 to 2010. Fig. 1. Pedigree of ‘Charm’ strawberry; female on top. In all trials, the plants were grown in a matted row system in eight