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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 P Bolda
Title: Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
Specialty: Strawberry and caneberry culture - horticulture, fertility, pest management practices, closed environment agriculture
Address:
UC Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County
500 Westridge Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 763-8001
Email: mpbolda@ucanr.edu
Mark Bolda's Blog
  • Sunscald on Ouachita blackberry.
    Sunscald on Blackberry

    I made a visit to a beautiful blackberry field a few days ago and was shown this example of sunscald, in this case on mature Ouachita blackberry. Notice these are not tunneled, and also one observes immediately that only the part of the fruit facing...


    By Mark P Bolda
    Author - Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Map showing our new UCCE address and how to get there from the old one.  Please call 831 763 8001 before you go.
    UC Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County Has Moved!

    Just to let you all know we completed our move from our office we've been at for 56 years into a new facility at 500 Westridge Drive which while on the other side of town.  This is part of a re-organization by the County of Santa Cruz to...


    By Mark P Bolda
    Author - Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • UC Experts Talk: Lygus bugs and Strawberry available on YouTube

    In case any of you missed the talk (or missed a point, I went rather quickly) I gave last week for the UC Experts Talk on lygus bugs in strawberry, it is now on YouTube.  Thank you to all of you who listened in, I think it went well, in...


    By Mark P Bolda
    Author - Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • UC Ag Experts Talk: Lygus bugs in Strawberry

    I've been invited to give a talk on lygus bug management in strawberry by the UC Ag Expert Talk series :   As all California strawberry growers, PCA's and farm managers know, lygus bugs are a serious pest of strawberry, and they cause big...


    By Mark P Bolda
    Author - Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Three More Updated Cost of Production Studies Available for Central Coast Berries

    My UC colleagues, including Emeritus Advisor Laura Tourte with whom I have worked together with so well on these studies for many years, and I have been working at a blistering pace over the past few months and completed updating three more studies...


    By Mark P Bolda
    Author - Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
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