Environ. Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture
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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 These slide sets were not peer-reviewed, and some information may be out of date.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


Wind Burn on Strawberry Fruit?
Me and the grower are of one mind that the brown spots recently showing up on fruit (this is...

Ultraviolet Light for Control of Mildew and Mites in Strawberry
A growing body of research out of Cornell University is showing that low doses of UV light can be...

Plastic Mulches Prove Effective Against Spotted Wing Drosophila in Raspberries
Great article here from Growing Produce about how researcher Hannah McIntosh out in Wisconsin...

Strawberries in the Wall Street Journal
Good article here from the Wall Street Journal.  I provided a good amount of info to Jesse...

This Is Just Hilarious
Saw this file shared on Twitter the other day, it comes from a presentation made at a talk for tech...

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