Cane and bush fruit crops must not be replanted directly in the same field and an interval (e.g. 2 years) must be respected before replanting cane and bush fruits.

The maximum life span of strawberry crops must not exceed three years to avoid poor fruit quality and pest or disease problems.

Strawberry crops must be integrated into diverse crop rotations, preferably including cereals or peas or beans. Break crops that are host plants for Verticillium wilt, e.g. potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants or linseed, must be avoided. However, for strawberry crops with a life span of only one year, continuous cropping is permitted as long as soil-borne diseases do not occur at significant levels.

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