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 These slide sets were not peer-reviewed, and some information may be out of date.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


Soils Saturated Heavily - What Now?
Along with the rising waters of the past few weeks, concerns about the status of our strawberries...

Announcing February 7 Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting
I am looking forward to sponsoring together with UC ANR Event Services this year's UCCE Annual...

2023 CA Strawberry Acreage to Hit All Time Highs
The Jan 4 edition of the weekly California Farm Bureau newspaper "Ag Alert" had a very good article...

Thoughts on the New Year
I was asked by a newsletter to which I contribute for a few remarks on coming 2023; thought they...

All Hands on Deck to Bring in the Harvest in Japan
Interesting take on resolving labor shortages in this morning's Wall Street Journal in an article...

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