Other Agricultural Programs
The entomology program deals with insect problems across all crops and landscape situations. It also provides identification services for insect samples and insect related problems. Research projects concentrate on leafminer and aphid pests of cool season vegetables.
Works with professional horticulturists, floriculture, and nursery industries.
Research and education in farm management with a focus on record keeping, financial management, crop budgeting, and marketing.
Irrigation, Water Quality & Water Policy
This important program conducts research that promotes water savings and lessens impacts of irrigation and fertilizers on the environment in ways that maintain productivity.
Livestock and Natural Resources
The Livestock and Natural Resources program focuses on science and education related to economic and ecological sustainability of ranching in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz counties.
Monterey Bay Master Gardener Program
Providing research and educational support to home, urban and commercial gardeners, in part through trained Master Gardener volunteers.
Investigate and conduct research on all aspects of plant diseases, their causes, and how to control them. Carry out educational programs designed for the commercial agricultural industry and the general public. Provide diagnostic services and information on plant disease management.
Strawberries & Caneberries
The strawberry and caneberry (raspberries and blackberries) program serves growers in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties.
Vegetable Crops & Weed Science
Conduct an applied research and educational program in vegetable crop production and weed science for crops grown in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. Production issues include soil fertility, abiotic problem diagnosis, cover crop management and new crop development, Weed identification services are provided, as well as research on weed control.
Has cross-county responsibilities for Cooperative Extension programs for Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties for our local grape growing industry.