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

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Fire Resources

CropMobster has updated their page and created:  
Resources for Fire

To help each other out amidst North Bay fires (Tubbs, Nuns, Pocket, Patrick, and 37) tragedy, we have created this resource listing and map.

Anyone can post any needs OR offers of help of any kind. You can also post to other active threads (e.g. animal evacuation centers). Stay safe out there.


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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Biopesticide development, registration, and commercial formulations


Biopesticides are based on naturally occurring microorganisms, plant extracts or other materials and are regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Biopesticide Division. Biopesticides have been safely used for over 63 years and are generally subjected to reduced regulation compared to conventional chemical pesticides. Biopesticides can be developed from plant...

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Impact of nutrient and biostimulant materials on tomato crop health and yield

Tomato fertility study

California is the leading producer of tomatoes, especially for the processing market (CDFA, 2017).  Tomato is the 9th most important commodity in California valued at $1.71.  Processed tomatoes are ranked 6th among the exported commodities with a value of $813 million.  While good nutrient management is necessary for optimal growth, health, and yields of any crop, certain products...

Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:26 AM

Efficacy of chemical, botanical, and microbial pesticides against mite and insect pests on zucchini

Silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia tabaci

Eggs, nymphs, and adult silverleaf whitefly on zucchini.  Photo by Surendra Dara A study was conducted in the summer of 2017 to evaluate the efficacy of various chemical, botanical, and microbial pesticides against arthropod pests on zucchini.  Zucchini plants initially had a high aphid infestation, but populations gradually declined due to natural control by lady beetle...

Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 12:52 PM
  • Author: Surendra K. Dara
  • Author: Sumanth S. R. Dara
  • Author: Suchitra S. Dara
  • Author: Ed Lewis
Tags: biopesticides (4), botanical (2), chemical (2), IPM (6), microbial (1), pest control (1), Zucchini (3), zucchini IPM (1)
Page Last Updated: October 10, 2017

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