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Strawberries & Caneberries

The strawberry and caneberry (raspberries and blackberries) program is run by Mark Bolda and serves the grower community via traditional agricultural extension, research and investigation of problems in these important crops in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties. Current areas of proposed research include enhancing yield and post harvest quality of promotion of winter strawberry production,investigations into the cost of production of caneberries, and being on the alert for issues arising from the transition from methyl bromide to alternative soil fumigants.

 

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Anthracnose on Strawberry

Berry Links

2018 Muestra De Costos Para Producir Y Cosechar Zarzamoras De Mercado Fresco

2018 Sample Costs to Produce and Harvest Fresh Market Blackberries

Presentations from the 2019 Annual Strawberry Meeting

Presentations from the 2019 Central Coast Caneberry Meeting

2017 Costos de Muestra para Producir y Cosechar Frambuesas de Mercado Fresco

2017 Sample Costs to Produce & Harvest Primocane Bearing Raspberries

2016 MUESTRA DE COSTOS PARA PRODUCIR Y COSECHAR FRESAS

2016 Sample Costs to Produce and Harvest Strawberries

Presentations from the 2017 Annual Caneberry Meeting

Presentations from the 2017 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

Presentations from the 2016 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

2015 Annual Strawberry Meeting Presentations

Mineral Nutrition of Strawberry - Presentation from NASGA 2-5-2015

Presentations from the 2014 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

Berry Mineral Nutrition Meeting Presentations

Presentations from the Farming without Fumigants Symposium

Presentations from the 2013 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

Presentations from the 2013 Caneberry Meeting

Presentations from the 2012 Panel Discussion of Entomology in Strawberries and Caneberries

Presentations from the 2012 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

Presentations from 2011 Panel Discussion of Entomology in Strawberries and Caneberries

LBAM - Small Farm Conference Presentation Mark Bolda 2011

Presentations from 2011 Annual Strawberry Meeting

UC IPM Website for Strawberries

UC IPM Website for Caneberries

Cost and Return Studies

Strawberry/Caneberry Staff

Photo of Mark Bolda
Mark Bolda
Title: County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
Address:
Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County
1430 Freedom Boulevard, Suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076-2796
Phone: (831) 763-8025
Fax: (831) 763-8006
Email: mpbolda@ucanr.edu
Mark Bolda's Blog
  • Quotes in New Articles on California Strawberries in the Press

    While I do enjoy the company of my family and others here at home during the shelter in place order, nevertheless sitting around on my can all day just writing, reading and talking on the phone isn't exactly what I signed up for folks. Still, it's a...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
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    Working from Home but Not Worse for Wear

    As with my other colleagues from the UCCE, I am working from home to comply with the state order to shelter in place. Doesn't mean I have to not enjoy the time here in the house, for example take a look at the tasty fruity chocolate strawberry snack my...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
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    Hurray for the Scientists!

    You all know the image of US Marines planting the US flag in the rocky soil of Iwo Jima in World War II.  Cartoonist Mike Luckovich has turned this iconic image into one depicting those who are on the front lines today of the battle...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Lewis mite from strawberry field in the vicinity of San Andreas Road.  Note how spots run the length of the body and somewhat geometric appearance of the body.  Also smaller when compared to twospotted mites.
    So This is Lewis Mite

    Thanks to some sharp eyed grower colleagues - and well equipped with some impressive hand lens and field microscopes I might add - I got my hands on some good Lewis mites and was able get some pictures.  Truly, these do look different than...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Grafted scion and rootstock, note that graft line is intentionally left above the surface of the soil.
    Grafting in Strawberry to Obtain Heightened Resistance to Pathogens

    Introduction:  Grafting is increasingly common in vegetable crops such as cucumbers, tomatoes and watermelons as this technique has continued the possibility of production of these commodities in disease infested soils which can no longer be...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
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