- Strawberry Establishment Insurance provides commercial growers with replacement cost insurance for strawberry plants lost during establishment.
- 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 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).
- 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.
- 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.
A producer plants plants for strawberry establishment. plants fail to establish.
Deductible = plants x per cent
Payable Claim = plants (failed to establish) - plants (deductible)
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).