Strawberry Establishment

Strawberry Establishment

Purpose

  • Strawberry Establishment Insurance provides commercial growers with replacement cost insurance for strawberry plants lost during establishment.

Eligibility

  • Insurance is available to all producers who have an AgriInsurance contract. Landlords are not eligible.
  • A minimum of strawberry plants being established in a crop year is required.
  • Only strawberry plants transplanted on or before June 20 of the crop year qualify for insurance.
  • All strawberries planted in the current crop year must be enrolled in the program.

Coverage

  • Coverage is for the cost of replacement plants only.
  • Coverage ends June 20 of the following crop year.
  • Coverage is for the establishment year only (when the strawberries are transplanted into the field and before they produce strawberries).

Cost

  • The premium cost is shared per cent by the producer, per cent by the Government of Canada, and per cent by the Province of Manitoba.

Claims

  • There is a per cent deductible based on the total number of plants insured.
  • If a loss occurs to more than per cent of the establishing plants, MASC must be notified and an inspection completed before the affected plants can be destroyed.
  • Lost plants must be removed/destroyed after inspection.
  • Example

    A producer plants plants for strawberry establishment. plants fail to establish.

    Deductible   = plants x per cent
      = plants
    Payable Claim   = plants (failed to establish) - plants (deductible)
      = plants

Other Program Details

  • Plants must be irrigated in a manner satisfactory to MASC.
  • To reduce losses in the winter, plants must be covered by adequate straw or mulch in the year the strawberry plants are transplanted.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • March 31 is the last day to apply for Strawberry Establishment Insurance, make changes (add or delete crops and change coverage levels) and to cancel AgriInsurance.
  • June 30 is the last day to file Seeded Acreage Reports.
  • June 20 (next year) is the last day to file a Strawberry Establishment claim without late fees.
  • June 30 (next year) is the last day to file a strawberry establishment claim with a late fee of 25 per cent of indemnity (maximum $1000).

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