Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Laura Tourte

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Farm Management Advisor - Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito Counties
UCCE Santa Cruz County
1430 Freedom Boulevard Suite E
(831) 763-8005
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-8005
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Also in:
San Benito County
Monterey County

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Education

M.S. Vegetable Crop Production, UC Davis. 1996
B.S. International Agricultural Development, UC Davis. 1990

Specialty

Farm Management and Small Farms

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Fennimore, S.; Smith, R., et al. (2014). "Evaluation and Economics of a Rotating Cultivator in Bok Choy, Celery, Lettuce and Radicchio." Weed Technology 28(1): 176-188.
  • Tourte, L.; Klonsky, K., et al. (2012). Costs of Production and Economic Returns for Organic Strawberries. Organic Strawberry Production Manual.S. Koike, C. Bull, M. Bolda and O. Daugovish. Richmond, CA, UC ANR. 3531
  • Tourte, L.; Gaskell, M. (2011). Business and Marketing Plans for Organic Operations: An Overview. Organic Vegetable Production Manual.M. McGiffen. Richmond, CA, UC ANR. 3509
  • Tourte, L.; Smith, R., et al. (2011). Economic Performance of Organic Vegetables: The Case of Leaf Lettuce on the Central Coast. Organic Vegetable Production Manual.M. McGiffen. Richmond, CA, UC ANR. 3509
  • Tourte, L.; Klonsky, K. (2011). Economics. Cover Cropping for Vegetable Production: A Grower's Handbook.R. Smith, R. Bugg, O. Daugovish, M. Gaskell and M. Van Horn. 3517
  • Tourte, L.; Blank, S., et al. (2011). Farm and Financial Management. Small Farm Handbook.L. Tourte and B. Faber. Richmond, CA, UC ANR. 3526
  • Tourte, L.; B. Faber Eds. (2011). Small Farm Handbook. Richmond, CA, UC ANR.
  • Fennimore, S.; Tourte, L., et al. (2010). "Evaluation and Economics of a Machine-Vision Guided Cultivation Program in Broccoli and Lettuce." Weed Technology 24: 33-38.
  • Tourte, L.; Smith, R., et al. (2008). "Post-Emergence Herbicides are Cost Effective for Vineyard Floor Management on the Central Coast." California Agriculture 62(1): 19-23.
  • Brodt, S.; Klonsky, K., et al. (2006). "Farmer Goals and Management Styles: Implications for Advancing Biologically Based Agriculture." Agricultural Systems 89: 90-115.
  • Brodt, S.; Feenstra, G., et al. (2006). "Farmer-Community Connections and the Future of Ecological Agriculture in California." Agriculture and Human Values 23: 75-88.
  • Tourte, L.; Gaskell, M., et al. (2006). Organic Certification, Farm Planning, Management and Marketing. Vegetable Research and Information Center/Small Farm Program. UC ANR. 7247
  • Tourte, L.; Gaskell, M. (2004). "Horticultural Auction Markets: Linking Small Farms with Consumer Demand." Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 19(3): 129-134.
  • Brodt, S.K.; Klonsky, L., et al. (2004). "Influence of farm management style on adoption of biologically integrated farming practices in California." Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 19(4): 237-247.
  • Keith, D.; Rilla, E., et al. (2003). Obstacles in the Agritourism Regulatory Process: Perspectives of Operators and Officials in Ten California Counties. Agricultural Issues Center Issues Brief. 22: 6.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L., et al. (2002). A Statistical Picture of California’s Organic Agriculture 1995-1998. UC ANR. 3425: 87.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L., et al. (2000). Economic Performance. Organic Apple Production Manual.S. Swezey, P. Vossen, J. Caprile and W. Bentley. Oakland, CA, UC ANR. 3403
  • Tourte, L.; Bugg, R., et al. (2000). "Foliar-Applied Seaweed and Fish Powder Do Not Improve Yield and Fruit Quality of Organically Grown Processing Tomatoes." Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 18(1): 15-27.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L. (1998). "Organic Agricultural Production in the United States: Debates and Directions." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 80(5): 1119-1124.
  • Klonsky, K.; Zalom, F., et al. (1998). "The Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission: A Framework for Implementing IPM." Integrated Pest Management Reviews 3: 243-255.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L. (1996). "Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts Account for 95% of Organic Sales in California." California Agriculture 50(6): 9-13.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L. (1994). Alternative Agriculture (contributors). Small Farm Handbook.S. Humphrey, E. Mussen, C. Myers, R. Voss and C. Wyman. UC ANR.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L., et al. (1994). Cultural Practices and Sample Costs for Organic Vegetable Production on the Central Coast of California. Giannini Foundation Information Series. UC ANR. 94-2: 84.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Tourte, L.; Brady, S., et al. (2014). "¡Lo Fresco Comienza Aquí­! Un guí­a de frutas y vegetales frescos, de estación y cultivados localmente en el condado de Santa Cruz." UCCE: 40.
  • Tourte, L.; Brady, S., et al. (2014). "Fresh Starts Here: A Santa Cruz County Guide to Fruits and Vegetables that are Local, Fresh, and In-Season." UCCE: 40.
  • Bolda, M; Tourte, L, et al. (2014). Sample Costs to Produce Organic Strawberries - Central Coast - 2014. University of California Cooperative Extension.: 24.
  • Bolda, M.; Tourte, L., et al. (2013). Sample Costs to Produce Fresh Market Blackberries -€“ Central Coast Region. UCCE.: 27.
  • Bolda, M.; Tourte, L., et al. (2012). Sample Costs to Produce Fresh Market Raspberries -€“ Primocane Bearing -€“ Central Coast Region.: 29.
  • Gallardo, K.; Griffith, D., et al. (2011). Ag in Uncertain Times en Espanol. 18th International Farm Management Congress Proceedings,
  • Bolda, M.; Tourte, L., et al. (2011). Sample Costs to Produce Second Year Strawberries -€“ Central Coast Region. UCCE.: 22.
  • Tourte, L.; Faber, B., et al. (2011). The Small Farm Handbook: An Extension Resource. 18th International Farm Management Congress Proceedings,
  • Bolda, M.; Tourte, L., et al. (2010). Sample Costs to Produce Strawberries -€“ Central Coast Region. UCCE.: 21.
  • Tourte, L.; Smith, R. (2010). Sample Production Costs for Wrapped Iceberg Lettuce -€“ Sprinkler Irrigated -€“ 40-inch Beds -€“ Central Coast. UCCE.: 5.
  • Tourte, L.; Smith, R., et al. (2009). Sample Costs to Produce Organic Leaf Lettuce -€“ Central Coast Region. UCCE.: 19.
  • Bolda, M.; Tourte, L., et al. (2005). Sample Costs to Produce Fresh Market Raspberries -€“ Central Coast Region. UCCE.: 20.
  • Tourte, L.; Smith, R., et al. (2004). Sample Costs to Produce Organic Broccoli -€“ Central Coast Region. UCCE.: 17.
  • Tourte, L.; Smith, R., et al. (2004). Sample Costs to Produce Organic Leaf Lettuce -€“ Central Coast Region. UCCE.: 18.
  • Tourte, L.; Buchanan, M., et al. (2003). Annually Planted Cover Crop. Estimated Costs and Potential Benefits for Central Coast Conservation Practices. Watsonville, CA, UCCE.: 6.
  • Tourte, L.; Buchanan, M., et al. (2003). Annually Planted Grassed Filter Strip. Estimated Costs and Potential Benefits for Central Coast Conservation Practices. Watsonville, CA, UCCE.: 6.
  • Tourte, L.; Buchanan, M., et al. (2003). Grassed Farm Road. Estimated Costs and Potential Benefits for Central Coast Conservation Practices. Watsonville, CA, UCCE.: 6.
  • Tourte, L.; Buchanan, M., et al. (2003). Non-Engineered Grassed Waterway. Estimated Costs and Potential Benefits for Central Coast Conservation Practices. Watsonville, CA, UCCE.: 6.
  • Tourte, L.; Buchanan, M., et al. (2003). Non-Engineered Water/Sediment Control Basin. Estimated Costs and Potential Benefits for Central Coast Conservation Practices. Watsonville, CA, UCCE.: 6.
  • Tourte, L.; Buchanan, M., et al. (2003). On-Farm Row Arrangement. Estimated Costs and Potential Benefits for Central Coast Conservation Practices. Watsonville, CA, UCCE.: 6.
  • Tourte, L.; Buchanan, M., et al. (2003). Perennial Critical Area Planting. Estimated Costs and Potential Benefits for Central Coast Conservation Practices. Watsonville, CA, UCCE.: 6.
  • Tourte, L.; Buchanan, M., et al. (2003). Perennial Hedgerow Planting and Underground Outlet. Estimated Costs and Potential Benefits for Central Coast Conservation Practices. Watsonville, CA, UCCE.: 6.
  • Bervejillo, J.; Bolda, M., et al. (2003). Sample Costs to Produce Fresh Market Raspberries -€“ Central Coast. UCCE.: 14.
  • Tourte, L.; Smith, R., et al. (2001). Sample Production Costs for Wrapped Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce – Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties -€“ 2000 -€“ 2001. Watsonville, CA, UCCE.: 5.
  • Tourte, L.; Klonsky, K., et al. (2000). Raisin Best Management Practices with Estimated Costs and Returns for 40 and 120 Acre Raisin Vineyards -€“ 1998-1999. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 57.
  • Tourte, L.; Klonsky, K. (1998). Statistical Review of California'€™s Organic Agriculture 1992-1995. Davis, CA, UC Agricultural Issues Center.: 97.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L., et al. (1997). Production Practices and Sample Costs for Fresh Market Organic Valencia Oranges and Organic Lemons -€“ South Coast. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 27.
  • Tourte, L.; Klonsky, K., et al. (1997). Production Practices and Sample Costs for Organic Raisin Grapes -€“ Southern San Joaquin Valley. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 27.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L., et al. (1995). Production Practices and Sample Costs for Organic Cotton -€“ Northern San Joaquin Valley. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 23.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L. (1995). Statistical Review of California'€™s Organic Agriculture 1992-1993. UC Department of Agricultural Economics.: 43.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L., et al. (1994). Production Practices and Sample Costs for Fresh Market Organic Apples -€“ North Coast. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 26.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L., et al. (1994). Production Practices and Sample Costs for Organic Processing Tomatoes in the Sacramento Valley -€“ 1993-1994. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 24.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L., et al. (1994). Production Practices and Sample Costs to Produce Organic Apples for the Fresh Market -€“ Central Coast. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 25.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L., et al. (1994). Production Practices and Sample Costs to Produce Organic Walnuts -€“ Sacramento Valley. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 24.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L. (1994). State Registration and Organic Certification: A Guide for California Growers. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 8.
  • Asai, W.; Hendricks, L., et al. (1992). Sample Costs to Produce Organic Almonds in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 25.
  • Williams, J.; Wick, C., et al. (1992). Sample Costs to Produce Organic Rice in the Sacramento Valley. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 20.
  • Klonsky, K.; Tourte, L., et al. (1992). Sample Costs to Produce Organic Wine Grapes in the North Coast. Davis, CA, UCCE.: 27.

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