Figure 3. Soils are covered with plastic for a period that varies from 3 to 6 weeks. Holes are cut into the plastic to allow the soil to release toxic compounds 4-7 days before planting. Strawberries were planted in the beds treated previously with anaerobic soil disinfestation at the Horticultural Crops Research Station, Castle Hayne, NC..
View of holes in plastic (left), and transplanted strawberry plants (right)

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