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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Mendocino & Lake Counties Fire Recovery Info

The attached pdf, from Katie Delbar, provides initial info on assistance for ag producers with property in the recent Mendocino & Lake fires. I've just begun to work on a smartphone app that I hope will make it easy to assess acreage damaged by the fires, economic value of the forage losses and reseeding requirements and cost assessments. I'll keep you posted on that progress. Below are...

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:33 PM
Tags: Cattle (6), goats (9), rangeland (6), Sheep (14), Wild Fire (1)

Evaluating a solar-powered UV light trap as a pest management option in strawberry

Light trap

The western tarnished plant bug or lygus bug (Lygus hesperus) continues to be a major pest of strawberry on the Central Coast.  Most growers typically rely on chemical or biological pesticides to manage pest.  Some growers also use tractor-mounted vacuums to remove the pest, but the western tarnished plant bug is a major concern as it causes significant losses to marketable yields by...

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:32 AM

Entomophthora planchoniana infecting the strawberry aphid, Chaetosiphon fragaefolii in California

Entomophthora planchoniana in strawberry aphid-Dara

Species of the genus Entomophthora cause epizootics in various insects around the world, but such infections are less common in California.  Burger and Swain (1918) reported Entomophthora chromaphidis infections in the walnut aphid, Chromaphis juglandicola, in Southern California.  With infections as high as 95%, the fungus was a significant mortality factor in aphid populations. ...

Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:18 AM
Page Last Updated: October 10, 2017

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