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Even the most experienced farmers can miss important information about their crops, such as how weather can affect them during the different stages of development.
That´s why Agtools has prepared the following information so you can learn how to improve the productivity of your crops by monitoring it´s phenological phases.
The different kinds of strawberry crops.
From an agronomic standpoint, strawberry crops can be classified into three groups: reflowering or long-day, non-reflowering or short-day, and remontant or neutral-day. Flowering in the first two cases is induced by a certain photoperiod (light hours), while this factor does not intervene in the third. In any case, not only the photoperiod influences, but also the temperatures and cold hours that the plant supports.
What are phenological phases?
The phenological phases are the processes that a plant goes through during its growth. Each phenological phase is a cycle in which the plant goes through a series of changes that can be seen externally, with which it manages to finish its reproductive cycle. The phenological phases of the strawberry range from shoot development to senescence.
Why is it important to know the phenological phases of your crop?
It is essential to know the phenological phases of your crop since the temperature, humidity, and precipitation requirements change in each of them, as well as the incidence of pests and diseases.
How Agtools can help you to be aware of these changes?
Agtools, a Saas company that is the largest and most curated repository of Specialty Crops, has incorporated weather alerts on the phenological phases that work for more than 500 different crops, including strawberries.