Agriculture: Strawberry Pest Management Guidelines

Planting

This year-round IPM program covers the major pests of strawberry fruit-production fields in California. Pest management activities for strawberry nurseries are discussed only as they impact pest problems in the field.

About Planting

Inspect transplants for gray mold, uniformity, quality, and proper root length. Follow proper procedures for placement of strawberry transplants.

Consider fungicide dips and water wash to reduce fungal diseases.

Consider monitoring salinity of irrigation water.

Irrigate as needed.

Apply fertilizer at planting if preplant application was not made.

Confirm correct planting depth and root orientation of transplants.

Plant dust control barriers (e.g., ryegrass, cilantro, or other plant or plant mix suitable for dust control) at the ends of beds and along field edges as needed.

Text Updated: 07/18