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 These slide sets were not peer-reviewed, and some information may be out of date.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


False Chinch Bugs on the Move
I've had some calls the last few days concerning really large concentrations of bugs showing up in...

Virtual Farm Call: You Be the Judge
Had the fruit pictured below show up in one of my pick plots, and figured I'd put this one out to...

Hello There My Little Friend
Just picking one of my strawberry trials this morning (yes, yes, I pick by myself, usually the...

Initial Investigation to Reduce Reversion in Blackberries
Rationale: Reversion, meaning the reddening of part or all of a blackberry fruit after harvest, has...

Marketing Candy by Strawberry Variety in Japan
I have to concede that from what I've seen lately, Japanese candy vendors really know their craft...

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