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Rapid Diagnosis of Soilborne Diseases of Strawberry and Other Crops
Posted 5/18/2017 - Finally.                                         &...

Grower Conversation on LBAM
Posted 5/17/2017 - I had several growers drop by my office early this morning regarding the management and regulatory regime for light brown apple moth (LBAM). I really enjoyed give and take of our little charla in the parking lot and thought this might be...

It's Getting Serious Big Time: LBAM on the March
Posted 5/12/2017 - Growers need to be aware right now that our light brown apple moth (LBAM) issue on the Central Coast has been getting very serious.   Initially receiving my first texted picture in late March (yes, you are the first!), the issue...

Exclusion Netting for Spotted Wing Drosophila
Posted 5/4/2017 - It's finally happened.  Dale-Ila Riggs of New York, after three years of work and steadily reduced spotted wing drosophila in her blueberries has achieved total exclusion of this pest.  This is a huge accomplishment! Thanks to Fruit Grower...

New Cost and Return Study Now Available: Sample Costs to Produce and Harvest Strawberries
Posted 5/4/2017 - We've just completed the newest UC ANR sample cost and return study on conventional strawberry and attached it here. Giant effort on the part of colleague Laura Tourte along with Jeremy Murdock and Daniel Sumner from the Agricultural Issues Center...

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