Strawberry plants are extremely sensitive to salinity, chloride and boron. On top of that they are also very sensitive to low soil drainage. Yields can decrease by 33% for each EC unit increase in irrigation water salinity, above the threshold of 0.7 dS/m. Strawberries prefer slightly acidic soils with pH 5.5–6.5 while optimal EC value is 1.5. The plant absorb high rates of Potassium (double vs the N rate) and Iron.