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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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

Exploring Bay Area Wholesale Market Options

Cook's Company, San Francisco Produce Market

On June 13, the Small Farm Program partnered with UCCE Small Farm Advisor Margaret Lloyd to conduct a tour of wholesale produce markets for Sacramento region farmers. During the bus ride from Woodland to San Francisco, I described the packaging and grading standards that farmers must comply with when selling wholesale. Our tour began with a stop at the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, a...

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 3:32 PM
  • Author: Shermain Hardesty

Entomopathogenic microorganisms: modes of action and role in IPM

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Entomopathogens are microorganisms that are pathogenic to arthropods such as insects, mites, and ticks.  Several species of naturally occurring bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and viruses infect a variety of arthropod pests and play an important role in their management.  Some entomopathogens are mass-produced in vitro (bacteria, fungi, and nematodes) or in vivo (nematodes and viruses) and...

Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:20 AM
Tags: Bt (1), Entomopathogens (1), EPF (1), EPN (1), insect pathogenic fungi (1), IPM (4), microbial control (3), viruses (1)
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