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2017 Victorian Strawberry Calendar
The Victorian Strawberry Industry's 2017 calendar is now released. Click here to download the calendar for yourself, it contains 12 of our most popular recipes from over the past 5 years.
2016 VSIDC Annual Report
Strawberry Story Colouring in page
Do you know the strawberry story. Colour in the story to make it your own.
Growing and Caring Tips for Victorian Strawberries
Do you know how to grow strawberries? Did you know that they can be grown from seed? Use our easy to follow growing and caring tips to ensure you get the most out of your strawberry plants.
Can you help strawberry farmer Vic find his way to the packing shed through our strawberry maze?
Strawberry Word Find Puzzle
Can you find all the hidden words in our Strawberry Word Find?
Study Tour by Victorian and West Australian Strawberry Growers to Investigate California Strawberry Production
The Victorian strawberry industry is heavily reliant on strawberry varieties which are bred in the United States of America, particularly by the University of California’s Davis (UC Davis) campus. In a recent survey conducted by the Victorian Strawberry Industry Development Committee (VSIDC) it was estimated that 98% of the day-neutral strawberries planted in Victoria are the UC Davis bred variety Albion.
Give the proportion of UC Davis varieties grown in Victoria it is important of Victorian growers and industry personnel to gain an understanding of the production systems, climate, and industry structure in the location where the varieties were bred and primarily intended to produce at their maximum.
Therefore, five growers/distributors along with Strawberries Australia Incorporated’s (SAI) Breeding Manager and Victorian Strawberry Industry Development Officer joined a study tour of the Californian strawberry industry which was facilitated by the Western Australian Strawberry Growers Association.
The tour was designed to allow participants to experience and gain and understanding of the UC Davis breeding program, the way in which runners are produced in high and low evaluation nurseries and the fruit production methods in the Central Coast and San Francisco Bay regions of California.
Victorian Strawberry Industry cost of production
The Victorian strawberry industry's cost of production for the season 2010/2011.
Effects of irrigation regimes on the yield and water use of strawberry
Strawberry plants (Fragaria x annanasa D. cv Chandler) were grown in field plots and in drainage lysimeters under controlled soil moisture regimes. Four irrigation treatments were established by watering the plants when soil water potential reached -0.01, -0.03,-0.05 and -0.07 MPa. The maximum yield was attained at -0.01 MPa soil water potential. Differences in yield were caused by both changes in the number of fruits per plant and in the fresh weight per fruit. Yield reductions were associated with reductions in total assimilation rate resulting from the decreased assimilatory surface area in plants irrigated at lower soil water potentials. The crop water production function calculated on a fruit fresh weight basis resulted in a yield response factor (Ky) of 1.01.
Investigating the Response of Strawberry to Water Deficit Conditions
To investigate how the cultivated strawberry Fragaria × ananassa responded to soil water deficits, we undertook experiments to ascertain the behaviour of ten short-day cultivars to water-limited conditions.
Vic Strawberries — Spring 2013
Spring 2013 issue of the industry newsletter Vic Strawberries
Vic Strawberries Autumn and Winter 2013
The Autumn and Winter 2013 edition of the industry newsletter Vic Strawberries
Vic Strawberries – Summer 2012-13
The summer 2012-13 edition of the industry newsletter Vic Strawberries