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Mailing address
UC Vegetable Research & Information Center
University of California, Davis
Dept. of Plant Sciences, MS4
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-1748

Email: vric@ucdavis.edu

 

Staff

Steve Fennimore
Director, UC Vegetable Research & Information Center (Vegetable RIC)

Gale Perez
Program Representative, UC Vegetable Research & Information Center (Vegetable RIC)

Vegetable Crops faculty

Aegerter, Brenna Farm Advisor vegetable crops, plant pathology UCCE San Joaquin county
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Aram, Kamyar East Bay Specialty Crops Advisor   UCCE Contra Costa, Alameda (East Bay)
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Bennaton, Rob Bay Area Urban Agriculture Advisor small scale food production and soil quality/resource management

UCCE Alameda, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Contra Costa (East Bay) counties
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Biscaro, Andre Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor irrigation and nutrient management of berry and vegetable crops UCCE Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino counties
Cahn, Michael Farm Advisor irrigation and water resources  UCCE Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz counties
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CropManage website
Dahlquist-Willard, Ruth Small Farms Advisor small farms and specialty crops UCCE Fresno, Tulare counties
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Dara, Surendra Entomology and Biologicals Advisor entomology, biologicals UCCE San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura counties
Daugovish, Oleg Strawberry and Vegetable Crop Advisor ag and environmental issues for vegetable crops and strawberries UCCE Ventura county
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de la Fuente, Maria Farm Advisor mushrooms, compost, specialty vegetables, nursery crops, plant pathology and soil microbiology UCCE Monterey, Santa Cruz counties
Diekmann, Lucy Urban Agriculture and Food Systems Advisor urban agriculture

UCCE Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

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Fake, Cindy Horticulture and Small Farms Advisor commercial horticultural production UCCE Placer-Nevada counties
Foothill Farming website
Farrar, Jim UC IPM Director IPM, plant pathology, vegetable diseases, fungi Davis
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Fennimore, Steve CE Weed Specialist weed control in cool-season vegetables, weed biology, weed seed germination UC Davis (located in Salinas)
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Gazula, Aparna Small Farm Advisor vegetable production, nutrient management, small farms UCCE Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz counties
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Grettenberger, Ian CE Specialist entomology UC Davis
Harris, Linda Food Safety Specialist microbial food safety throughout the food chain with a focus on the microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables and tree nuts UC Davis
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Lloyd, Margaret Small Farms Advisor small farms, organics UCCE Yolo, Sacramento, Solano (Capitol Corridor)
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Lobo, Ramiro Small Farms & Agricultural Economics Advisor farm management, marketing, agricultural economics, agricultural tourism, small farms, new/specialty crops UCCE San Diego
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McGiffen, Milt CE Specialist and Plant Physiologist vegetable crops, invasive species, weed science, sustainable agriculture, and alternatives to methyl bromide UC Riverside
Mitchell, Jeff CE Cropping Systems Specialist vegetable cropping systems, irrigation management, soil quality, organic soil amendments, extension models, postharvest physiology UC Davis (located in Parlier)
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Muramoto, Joji CE Specialist organic production UC Santa Cruz
Perring, Tom Entomology Professor integrated management of insect and mite pests of vegetables; anthropod vectors of plant pathogens; whitefly biology UC Riverside
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Ploeg, Antoon CE Nematology Specialist nematode pest management in field and vegetable crops; virus transmission UC Riverside
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Putman, Alex CE Specialist and Plant Pathologist   UC Riverside
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Sidhu, Jaspreet Vegetable Crops Advisor   UCCE Kern county
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Smith, Richard Vegetable Crop Production & Weed Science Advisor vegetable crop production and weed science UCCE Monterey
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Stoddard, Scott Vegetable Crops & Soils Advisor soil fertility and soil conservation, tomatoes, melons, sweetpotatoes, weed management UCCE Merced, Madera counties
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Swett, Cassandra Plant Pathology Specialist vegetable and field crop pathology UC Davis
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Trumble, John Entomology Professor IPM for vegetable crops, effects of pollution and climate change on plant-herbivore interactions UC Riverside
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Takele, Eta Farm Management / Agricultural Economics Advisor production economics, decision-making at the farm level, integrated input management, risk management UCCE Riverside, Imperial, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Ventura counties
Turini, Thomas Advisor vegetable crops UCCE Fresno county
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Vinchesi-Vahl, Amber Area Vegetable Crops Advisor entomology, IPM, pollinators, insect-vectored diseases, vegetable crops, soilborne fungal pathogens  UCCE Colusa, Sutter-Yuba
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Wang, Selina CE Specialist fruit and vegetable processing UC Davis
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Wang, Zheng Vegetable Crops Advisor vegetable crops and irrigation UCCE Stanislaus
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Westerdahl, Becky CE Nematology Specialist and Professor applied nematology, IPM UC Davis
Wilson, Rob Farm Advisor pest management in vegetable and field crops; potato variety development; production of potatoes, onions, peppermint, and small grains UC ANR Intermountain REC
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