Strawberry plant storability test: timing is everything
Moving strawberry plants to cold storage? With this gene activity-based test you are sure of choosing the right moment.
Suppliers of strawberry plants store their young plants for months at low temperatures thereby serving their customers for a considerable time and extending thus the strawberry production. The chosen moment of packaging and transfer of the young plants to the cold store is crucial for the final quality of the plants and thus for the production of strawberries.When the plants are transferred too early, poor plant performance, many months later, is the result.
NSure joined forces with DLV and a few companies to develop a test that accurately determines the best moment from which plants can be transferred to the cold store. Dormancy and frost tolerance related genes appeared to cooperate in determining this moment of safe transfer. NSure uses this information to define the actual moment that varies from year to year.