Environ. Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture
University of California
Environ. Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture



Crop production video series for Central Valley strawberry growers. Produced for Southeast Asian farmers in California by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources with support from the National Research Initiative of the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, USDA.

Crop Production and Pest Management Slide Sets. These user-friendly slide sets were created for Southeast Asian and other limited resource strawberry growers by Chuck Ingels, Erica Chernoh, Jennifer Sowerwine, and Jenny Broome. The slide sets were developed under a USDA National Research Initiative grant, which was led by Jennifer Sowerwine, UC Berkeley. These slide sets were not peer-reviewed, and some information may be out of date. Always follow pesticide labels. Consult the UC IPM Strawberry Pest Management Guidelines for current information.

Soil and Land Preparation

Soil Solarization


Diseases and Nematodes

Insects and Slugs

Spider Mites

Fertigation - Applying fertilizers through the drip system

Cover Crops and Crop Rotations


For a searchable Google map of the strawberry farms in Sacramento:

Map of Sacramento Strawberry Stands


Update on Nursery Chill Oct 29
One can see here from the picture kindly provided by Doug Thomas of Crown Nursery that the cold of...

Update on Nursery Chill Oct 23
Thanks to Doug Thomas of Crown Nursery, I'm able to see how the plants are changing as the weather...

Biodegradable Plastic Mulches are Not Allowed in Certified Organic Production!
Biodegradable plastic mulches (BDMs) are a promising alternative to polyethylene mulch. The concept...

High Temperatures in Plant Nurseries - Some Thoughts
I've been entertaining a fair number of calls from worried growers, farm managers and others in...

Update on Soil Biodegradable Mulches
Biodegradable mulches are a promising alternative to traditional polyethene plastic mulches that...

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