AUTOMATED IRRIGATION FOR STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION
The objective of this experiment was to develop and evaluate an automated multi-purpose irrigation system for strawberry production. In spring of 1989, a 0.61 ha plot of alternating rows of ‘Lateglow’ and ‘Earliglow’ strawberries was planted in a Hagerstown silt loam soil at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, Pennsylvania. Plants were maintained according to standard recommendations (Goulart, et al., 1989). An irrigation system was installed which utilized all polyvinyl chloride (PVC) components, and was equipped with an injector. A thorough description of the system and experimental design can be found in Heinemann, et al., 1989 and Stombaugh, et al., 1992.