Welcome to the Berry Crop Team

Our Berry Crop Team is available for members to join. We look forward to connecting with you.

Recent Alerts

UCCE sounds alarm on looming insect threat

The spotted lanternfly is a major threat to numerous crops in California. Jeannette Warnert | May 14, 2020 Strikingly beautiful with a striped yellow abdomen and ruby red and black polka dot wings, the spotted lanternfly’s esthetic appeal belies its destructive nature. “Spotted lanternfly is a major threat to apples, grapes, stone fruits, roses, landscape […]

Strawberry Crops Face New Challenges

After phasing out methyl bromide, growers grapple with crop disease while encountering regulations, labor shortages.  The full article can be found HERE

Additional Resources


Dealing with the Light Brown Apple Moth in Central Coast Strawberries and Caneberries in 2017

An Update on Spotted-wing Drosophila and its Management

IPM Solutions for Insect Pests in California Strawberries: Efficacy of Botanical, Chemical, Mechanical, and Microbial Options

Micro-sprinklers in Strawberry Production

Multiple-fungicide Resistant Botrytis cinerea Documented in Strawberry in the Central Coast Region

Strawberry Fruit Deformity and the Role of Lygus Bug


Understanding Pesticide Labels for Making Pesticide Applications

Understanding Pesticide Labels for Making Pesticide Applications card set PDF in English and Spanish

Agricultural videos

Agricultural videos—in particular:
• Year-round IPM programs: Video tour
• Setting a Macabee gopher trap
• Trap placement for pocket gophers

Online training (*with continuing education units)
• Moving beyond pesticides
• Pesticide application equipment/calibration*
• Pesticide resistance*

Online training (some with continuing education units) on pesticide application equipment/calibration and pesticide resistance

UC ANR blogs

UC ANR blogs—in particular:
• Pest News
• Salinas Valley Agriculture
• Strawberries and Caneberries
• Strawberries and Vegetables
• UC Weed Science

UC ANR Twitter