Oxnard is surrounded by some of the
richest agricultural land in the world. The leading crop in Oxnard is
strawberries, followed by celery and nursery stock. Countywide however,
strawberries are the principal crop with lemons being second. Avocados
are also an integral part of the agricultural industry.
Besides sugar beets, the soil around Oxnard is famed
as the best lima bean soil in the state, with the city as the home of
the central offices for the California Lima Bean Growers Association.
Lemons, oranges and walnuts are grown in and around Oxnard. The Oxnard
Citrus Growers Association facilitates exports to the Pacific Rim region
through the Port of Hueneme.