Sonoma County Bounty - Farm Business Incubator
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Sonoma County Bounty - Farm Business Incubator

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Sonoma County Bounty - Farm Business Incubator

While UCCE was training and graduating beginning farmers and ranchers over three years (2012-2014), we were also researching and getting trained ourselves, on how to create a “farm business incubator” – considered to be the next step for farmers and ranchers, that will propel them to success.

 
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Evaluating beneficial microbe-based products for their impact on strawberry plant growth, health, and fruit yield

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Various soilborne, fruit and foliar diseases can affect strawberry crop and fruit yields.  Chemical fumigants and a variety of fungicides are typically used for managing the disease issues.  In addition to the environmental and human health concerns with chemical control options there is a need to improve current disease management with alternatives that include beneficial...

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Epizootics of an entomophthoralean fungus in spotted-wing drosophila populations on fig

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Life stages of spotted-wing drosophila (Photos by Elizabeth Beers, Washington State University) Spotted-wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii is an invasive pest that attacks many cultivated and wild fruits.  With the help of a strong, saw-like ovipositor or egg laying appendage, SWD is able to deposit eggs in ripe and occasionally in unripe or developing fruit unlike other...

Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:16 PM
  • Author: Surendra K. Dara, UC Cooperative Extension
  • Author: Tom Mann, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson, MS
  • Author: De-Wei Li, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Windsor, CT
  • Author: Blake Layton, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
  • Author: Richard Cowles, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Windsor, CT
  • Author: Blair Sampson, USDA-ARS, Poplarville, MS

IPM-based production for food safety, sustainability, and security

Dave Peck

Santa Maria strawberry grower, Dave Peck Different people have defined sustainable agriculture or food production in different ways.  In general, sustainable food production refers to the farming systems that maintain productivity indefinitely through ecologically balanced, environmentally safe, socially acceptable, and economically viable practices.  It is a system that ensures food...

Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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