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 These slide sets were not peer-reviewed, and some information may be out of date.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


Understanding Labor Issues in California Agriculture
Mark here.  I'm including below really nice overview of the current ag labor issue in...

Looking for the Pupae of Spotted Wing Drosophila
One of the unsolved mysteries of our work in berries has been what of the pupae of spotted wing...

First Time I've Seen Strawberry Marketed by Variety
Here's a first for me, maybe for a lot of you as well.  By way of colleague Laura Tourte, we...

New Cost Study for Fresh Market Raspberries Now Avaiable
When growers are considering a new crop to plant, and penciling out their expenses and income, cost...

Example of Full Automation - Ocado Fully Automated Warehouse
Ocado just got picked up by the supermarket chain Kroger in a bid to enhance the...

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