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Researchers at the West Central Research and Outreach Center are experimenting with a low-tunnel growing system that can extend the strawberry season in the area. Until the first hard frost, volunteers will be out in the field picking strawberries every Monday and Thursday morning.

WCROC harvests strawberries in September


MORRIS – On a cool, September Monday morning, volunteers at the West Central Research and Outreach Center were out in the garden picking strawberries.

After being counted, weighed and tested, those strawberries made their way to the cafeteria at Morris Area Elementary School, where students enjoyed fresh, organic, locally produced fruits with their lunch.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.