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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
  • 2022 UCCE Strawberry Meeting Announcement
    2022 UCCE Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting Coming Up

    Happy New Year all!  We are spooling up quickly with our annual strawberry production meeting, and have the morning of February 2 blocked out for this event.  While unfortunately we have to do another round of ZOOM, we will be...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • 2021 Cost of Production Study for Conventional Strawberries Now Ready

    Just squeezed then one out right before the end of the year.  Great work here with Jeremy Murdoch from the UC Agricultural Issues Center, and some real thorough input from local strawberry growers, who once again unselfishly committed their time and...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Game Over. LBAM Quarantine Lifted

    As of today, December 17, the regulatory quarantine for LBAM has been lifted and the CDFA has initiated the repeal process of removing the California State Interior Quarantine for LBAM. The link to regulatory statement from the CDFA can be...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Last Minute Meetings and Continuing Education Opportunities

    There are a still a few days left in this year, and educational programs are still continuing apace. The office of the Agricultural Commissioner in Santa Cruz County is having a class on Pesticide Laws and Regulations Continuing Education Class this...


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


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