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 These slide sets were not peer-reviewed, and some information may be out of date.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


So This is What Hail Does
Below is a picture of what hail can do to strawberry.  A friend forwarded me these pictures of...

Wittgenstein's Lion and Machine Learning
I wouldn't assume many of the readers of this space are enthusiasts of the game of Go, a game...

Root Asphyxiation in Strawberry
Interesting farm call here that at first piqued my attention as a possibly serious disease...

Fusarium Strikes Early in 2018
Waaaay too early to be seeing Fusarium infecting strawberry plants, but here it is. I was...

Robots Don't Do Squishy
Doing some more weekend reading in "Machine Platform Crowd" the popular and well quoted tract on...

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