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  • Do Alternative Pest Management Developments Endanger the Use of Existing Pesticides?

    I have heard the opinion floated several times recently that the research of alternative pest control methods or materials can result in cancellation or limitation of existing pesticides.  I'm thinking that while this opinion is sort of...


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