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 These slide sets were not peer-reviewed, and some information may be out of date.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


Major Conference on Biological Control in the Works for Santa Maria
Pretty interesting conference on biological control cooking for March 5 in Santa Maria overseen by...

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2019 Annual UCCE Caneberry Meeting Planned for February 21 in Watsonville
My colleague Oleg Daugovish has been super generous and is offering his annual caneberry meeting...

Dried Strawberries in White Chocolate from Japan
Just sampled some strawberries in white chocolate from Japan this afternoon for lunch (picture...

Confirmation Bias: A Story from the Field
The idea of "confirmation bias", which is the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of...

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