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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Producing with the seal of IPM is a practical and sustainable strategy for agriculture

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Seal of IPM - a practical and sustainable crop production system Arthropod pests or diseases cause a variety of damages to crops.  Some by reducing plant vigor resulting in lesser yields and some by causing direct damage to the produce which can be unmarketable due to deformity, unpleasant taste, damaged tissue due to insect feeding, presence of insects and/or frass, decay due to...

Posted on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:51 AM

An update on the zoophytophagous tomato bug

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http://ucanr.edu/articlefeedback Tomato bug on a tomato plant.  Photo by Surendra Dara The bug that is commonly referred to as the tomato bug might have been around for a while, but it was in the spring of 2014 that a homeowner in Goleta (Santa Barbara County) reported infestations and damage to tomatoes in their home garden for the first time.  In August, 2015, an organic...

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Conserving irrigation water in strawberries with micro-sprinklers

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Micro-sprinklers in strawberries. Photo by Surendra Dara Strawberry is an important commercial crop in California primarily grown on the Central Coast in Watsonville, Santa Maria, and Oxnard production areas.  Strawberry crop requires 24-29” of irrigation water for a typical production season based on fall plantings.  Irrigation is primarily administered through drip tapes...

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:42 PM
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