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Guarapuava, Brazil

de Resende J.T.V.,Unicentro Depto Agronomia | Morales R.G.F.,Unicentro Depto Agronomia | Faria M.V.,Unicentro Depto Agronomia | Rissini A.L.L.,Unicentro Depto Agronomia | And 2 more authors.
Horticultura Brasileira | Year: 2010

Protected cultivation is an alternative to control the climatic effects in different places and times of planting, however, its effects and interactions with the strawberry crop are little known. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of three cropping systems (high tunnel, low tunnel and field) on yield, mean fruit mass and the soluble solids contents of strawberry cultivars Dover, Camarosa, Sweet Charlie and Oso Grande in Guarapuava. Camarosa cultivar presents an excellent performance regarding yield and mean fruit mass in high and low tunnel cultivation; hence, these cropping system can be indicated. Fruits of Sweet Charlie cultivar had the highest content of soluble solids in all the cultivation environments. Yield and mean fruit mass obtained from high and low tunnels were significantly higher than in the field. The environment high tunnel allowed greater accumulation of soluble solids, differing significantly from other evaluated environments. Source

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