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 These slide sets were not peer-reviewed, and some information may be out of date.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


Thinking through the Effect of Dew on Spray Efficacy
The question has been asked of me from time to time about the possible effect of water deposited on...

Hard Row to Hoe: Cost of Production for Tabletop and Robot Picking in the LA Times
I got some nice quotes in today's LA Times article about technological advances in strawberries,...

Relationship of Lygus Infestations and Fruit Size in Strawberry
While we are all familiar with the fruit twisting and "monkey facing" caused by lygus bugs in...

Oishii Berries on the Move
Had a colleague forward me the video below of Oishii Berry, the upstart indoor strawberry growing...

My CalPoly Talk on the Cost and Returns of Conventional Strawberries on the Central Coast
Linked here is a beautifully assembled copy of my talk on our UCCE Cost and Return Study for...

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