Sanitation to limit Fusarium wilt spread in tomatoes - June 29, 2017
Fusarium wilt race 3 is being documented in fields without history of this disease in Central California. To limit spread, do what you can to limit movement of plant tissue and soil from one field to another. Particularly with processing tomato harvest starting very soon and a great deal of equipment moving between tomato fields, there is an opportunity to limit movement of material from field to field and reduce risk of further spread throughout the production area.
Vegetable Crops Research Update February 22, 2017
Garlic and Onion Meeting February 2017
Curly top disease was present at low levels in 2014 after high pressure in some areas in 2013. To get the most recent reports from the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Beet curly top virus Control Program, go to the following link: Curly Top Virus Report”.
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The function of the vegetable crops farm advisor is to provide current information addressing local vegetable crops concerns through development and interpretation of science-based information. The focus of this program is on increasing efficiencies and sustainability of vegetable crop production through optimizing cultural practices, resource management and pest management techniques and tools.