According the Ventura Agriculture Commissioner's 2010 Crop Report Strawberries are the leading agricultural commodity in Ventura County, with a value of $542,147,000. Strawberry production contributes a significant fiscal impact in the county's agricultural community.
UCCE Ventura has a staff of agricultural scientists that performs research and education outreach on strawberry to improve production, fight disease and prevent pest infestation to maintain the viability of this valuable crop in the county.
To learn more about some of the work we are doing with strawberries, check out the following webpages:
Recent Meetings: These webpages provide links to presentations and meetings given by UCCE Ventura related to strawberry. Presentations, some with audio, allow the public to review the information presented in the meeting at their own pace.
Diseases: Here information on research and disease threats to strawberry is presented.
Fumigants: UCCE Ventura has devoted research to fumigant treatments and alternatives, an area of increasing importance as restrictions and concerns about some treatments on strawberry and other crops affects grower practices.
Production: Keeping strawberry a viable crop in the county is important to our research and education outreach to growers and the public.
Insects: UCCE provides updates and research on insects, both beneficial and destructive, that affect can strawberry production.
Other Pests: This information addresses other pest issues not related to insects.
Water: Irrigation, water use and water quality issues are important to strawberry production particularly in drought prone Southern California. The meetings presented here focuses on water related areas.
Weeds: Information on controlling weeds in strawberry fields is presented here.