Agriculture: Strawberry Pest Management Guidelines

Postharvest

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 Postharvest

Consider rotation crops for reducing pest problems and improving soil structure, organic matter, and water penetration.

Consider a cover crop to reduce runoff and erosion.

Thoroughly work-in crop residue immediately after harvest, allowing it to completely decompose before the next strawberry crop.

Analyze field records for pest problems:

Insects

Diseases

Analyze how management strategies affected yield to plan a management program for the next strawberry crop.

Text Updated: 07/18