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

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

UC ANR at the World Ag Exp 2017

 

View the video above to see UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' significant presence at the World Ag Expo in February 2017. 4-H Ambassadors were part of the opening ceremony, UC ANR staff interacted with visitors at four booths in Pavilion A, the media were invited to a UC ANR Newsmakers Conference, the Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation workgroup held demonstrations and presentations in a tent on M Street, and Vice President Glenda Humiston spoke at a seminar on the changing role of women in agriculture.

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Integrated Pest Management strategies to reduce chemical pesticides in strawberry
Strawberry is the 5th most important agriculture commodity in California, contributing to 88% of the fresh strawberries produced in the U.S. (USDA-NASS, 2015). According to CDFA's Pesticide Use Report (2014), more than 200,000 pounds of chemical insecticide and miticide were used on strawberries in 2012. Arthropod pests such as lygus bug, western flower thrips, two-spotted spider mite, and the greenhouse whitefly are among the important targets that require a significant amount of pesticide applications. Non-chemical alternatives are generally perceived to be less effective, and some of them are limited to organic agriculture. However, developing an effective strategy to balance the use of chemical and non-chemical alternatives without compromising the efficacy is essential.

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