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    February 4 Biodegradable Mulch Professional Development Workshop

    Growing berries on the Central Coast, and in California for that matter, uses a lot of plastic.  A lot of it used to be just thrown away, now some of its recycled, but still not a lot and so it just goes into the landfill or worse like having pieces...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Two varieties of strawberry chocolate - Meiji will be a big supplier of specialty foods to the 2020 Olympiad in Tokyo.
    Many More Ways to Candify Strawberry

    It's almost become part of the season to post pictures of the many ways Japanese people use strawberry in food processing.  And yes, it's all quite tasty.  Believe me.


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
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    2020 Annual UCCE Strawberry Production Research Meeting

    This year's UCCE Annual Strawberry Production Research meeting will take place on February 5 and will be held at the Salinas Sports Complex (also known as the Rodeo Grounds) on Main Street.  For those of you who are wondering why such a big...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Fresh Matsutake mushrooms sauteéd golden brown.
    Living Large on the Monterey Bay

    I don't intend for this blog to become sort of a Facebook type venue with pictures of me diving into pools full of cash, hoisting up big fish dockside or hobnobbing with rich and powerful people, but I will take exception with this intention to...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Figure 2: Late applications: Means followed by the same letter do not significantly differ (p= 0.05, LSD).
    Insecticide Management of Leafrollers in Blackberries

    Happy New Year everyone. Let's see that we have a good season coming up here. Just rolling through old Powerpoint presentations looking for some information on herbicides for a local grower put me on to this presentation I made on leafroller...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
    By Ed Show
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