- Author: Mark Bolda
A workshop on anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) will take place at the Watsonville UC Cooperative Extension office on August 17.
Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) was developed in the Netherlands and Japan as a biological alternative to methyl bromide fumigation. Funded by USDA and the California Strawberry Commission, our research team has been working on optimizing ASD for California strawberries since 2007. Recent data showed that the ASD technique produced comparable marketable fruit yield with a fumigant (Pic-Clor 60) treatment. Although ASD technology is still a work-in-progress, many growers have expressed interests in learning about ASD. This workshop is designed to cover the basics and key aspects for successful ASD implementation.
When: 8/17/12 (F) 9-11am
Where: Auditorium at Santa Cruz County Cooperative Extension 1432 Freedom Boulevard, Watsonville, CA 95076-2796
Phone: (831) 763-8040
Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD): Basics and Research Update
Carol Shennan, Professor, Dept. of Environmental Studies. University of California, Santa Cruz.
Key Practices for Successful ASD Implementation
Joji Muramoto, Associate Researcher, Dept. of Environmental Studies. University of California, Santa Cruz.
Carbon Source Supplies and Consulting Services for ASD
Kurt Jacobson, Farm Fuel. Inc.
Questions and Answers
For more information, call Joji Muramoto at 831-247-3804.