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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

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Mark Bolda
Title: County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
Specialty: Strawberry and caneberry culture - horticulture, fertility, pest management practices, closed environment agriculture
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
  • Figure 2 – the ovipositor of Drosophila suzukii (one of the two lobes, side view).
    Spotted Wing Drosophila Primer

    Hey everybody, Mark here.  Sometimes it's good to go back and review the basics on a problem, and Dr. Artyom Kopp from UC Davis, an expert on vinegar flies, including of course spotted wing drosophila, offered up the post below. ...


  • A Comment on Passive versus Active Approaches in Guiding Research Efforts

    Most people would agree that science is a powerful tool to solve problems and offers much to bring about betterment in the material life of humanity generally speaking. However, my thesis here is that science is most effective when it is actively...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Strawberry plants of the variety Monterey, week of Oct 25 in MacDoel.
    Nursery Chill: MacDoel - Week of October 25

    This is the third and final picture of a field of Monterey variety strawberry being grown by Crown Nursery in MacDoel. Total accumulation of chill by 10/25 in Macdoel when this picture was taken was 468 hours (thank...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • America's most popular Pop-Tart flavor.  Change in strawberry content meaningful for local growers?
    PopTarts Under Fire for Low Strawberry Fruit Content

    Interesting article popped up in yesterday's Wall Street Journal that might be of interest to local strawberry...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Field of Monterey variety strawberry at MacDoel, Oct 17, 2021.  Cold conditioning has clearly advanced from 10 days ago when last picture was taken.
    Nursery Chill: MacDoel

    Thanks to Doug Thomas of Crown Nursery for providing the photo to keep us posted of the progression of in field cold conditioning in MacDoel of our day neutral strawberries.  These are Monterey Total accumulation of chill by 10/14...


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