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Delving Deeper into the Concept of Supplemental Chill
Posted 11/17/2017 - Supplemental chill, also known as cold conditioning, takes place after harvest of the transplants, which have gone dormant because of their exposure to the decreasing daylength and lower temperatures of the nursery fields of Northern California where...

Data vs Skill: Advice from the Biggest Apparel Maker in Asia
Posted 11/8/2017 - Great article out of the ubiquitous Wall Street Journal transcribing an interview with Tadashi Yanai, the billionaire behind the speciality clothing manufacturer Fast Retailing Co., who also operates the more than 1,700 Uniqlo stores in Asia...

Strawberry Transplant Cold Conditioning Considerations for the Autumn of 2017
Posted 10/7/2017 - As we creep towards strawberry planting season on the Central Coast, it is always good to review where we stand currently on nursery cold conditioning, and with this in mind, think about adjustments to the post harvest supplementary chill based on what...

WSJ- Mexico's Berry Bounty Fuels US Trade Dispute
Posted 10/7/2017 - Nobody can say we shouldn't have seen this coming. In the current NAFTA renegotiation, the thriving berry industry (88,000 acres representing a fivefold increase in one decade to 1.26 billion dollars in sales) of central Mexico has come into focus...

New Grower Guidelines for Anthracnose on Strawberry Now Available
Posted 9/28/2017 - Attached is the latest iteration of the grower guidelines a number of us at UC Cooperative Extension have written and have had published by the California Strawberry Commission. Super timely since planting is right around the corner, this...

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