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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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)

Updated biology, distribution, damage, and management of spotted wing drosophila


Male spotted wing drosophila adult.  Photo by Gevork Arakelian, Los Angeles County Ag Commissioner's Office Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii is a pest of several small fruit in California and other states.  SWD belongs to the group of flies that are generally known as vinegar flies or lesser fruit flies.  It was initially known as cherry fruit...

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:02 AM

Marin County May Change Ordinance to Help Livestock Producers Harvest and Process Locally

This is a re-post from CWGA. CWGA Legislative Action Alert – Members located in Marin County and Surrounding Areas: Marin County is in the process of correcting an omission in the land use code that for the last 15 years has left ranchers in Marin without a pathway to commercial livestock slaughter in the county. On March 14th, the Board of Supervisors will meet to consider changes to the...

Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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