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.




University of California Cooperative Extension Wild Pig Survey

Wild pigs at HREC

In managed rangelands and agricultural areas, feral or wild pigs are a significant pest species. However, estimates of total damaged area occurring on these lands are ill-defined and subject to a high degree of variability. Wild pigs can be important vectors of disease, can cause forage and crop loss and set up sites for erosion effecting water quality and allow invasive plant species to...

Posted on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 3:18 PM
Tags: feral hogs (1), feral pigs (1), orchards (1), rangeland (4), vineyards (1), Wild pigs (1)

Driscoll’s, Plantel Nurseries, and Solex collaboration leads to the first mechanical strawberry transplanter

About 7 wk old-planted on 20Jun16 plants-Chris Jenkins (1)

Mechanical strawberry transplanter, the first of its kind in California, developed from collaboration among Driscoll's, Plantel, and Solex.  (Photo by Surendra Dara) Strawberry is one of those crops with high input costs and labor is one of the major expenses in strawberry production.  Both nursery and fruit production operations require a high volume of manual labor for...

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Endophytic Beauveria bassiana negatively impacts green peach aphids on strawberries

Green peach aphids as impacted by endophytic B. bassiana

A variety of arthropod pests attack strawberries in California and farmers primarily use chemical pesticides for pest management (CDPR, 2014 and Zalom et al. 2014).  Recent field studies demonstrated the potential of entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium brunneum in managing important pests such as western tarnished bug, Lygus hesperus in strawberries (Dara...

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:56 AM
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