Blogs: Agriculture and Natural Resource

Mark Bolda's Berry Blog
  • Just released UC variety 'Warrior'.
    New UC Strawberry Varieties: News Release

    One of the tasks of the UCCE Farm Advisor is to assist his or her colleagues from the UC with their outreach to growers, at the same time they help growers interpret information coming to them from these sources. Such is the case with the article...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
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    UC Agriculture and Natural Resources - Dig Deep for Santa Cruz County 4H

    June 5, 2019 has been designated by my organization UC Agriculture and Natural Resources "Big Dig Day", which basically means dig in the soil, dig in your heart and dig in your wallet for the programs you care about. Sure we have people doing a lot of...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Typical basket composition for Monterey fruit picked May 20, after an inch of rain and evaluated May 22..
    Water Damage on Strawberry

    The fairly heavy rains over the past weekend (1.06" from CIMIS station #111 in Watsonville), have given people concern about what sort of damage our strawberry crop has sustained.  Indeed, a front page above the fold article in the Santa Cruz...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
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    Big, Bigger and Biggest: Early Season Strawberries

    Strawberry season has started to kick into high gear on the Central Coast (at least until this spell of rain), and inevitably comparisons arise of fruit sizes.  The posting of a 154 gram fruit by the CalPoly Strawberry Center on their Facebook page...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Mark's Interview with UC ANR Spanish Language Service

    If you read Spanish and want to know more about Botrytis in strawberry with a focus on this year, I include for you below my interview with UC ANR's Spanish language service.  If you listen to Spanish radio, you will have occasion to hear...


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