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Cold Snap Under Way for the Central Coast - What to do on the Berry Side
Posted 2/19/2018 - We have a stretch of unusually cold weather, including freezing temperatures at night, underway currently on the Central Coast, and it has attracted a lot of attention.   Being originally from Wisconsin, it always slays me what people here...

2018 Annual Meeting Presentations Now Posted
Posted 2/6/2018 - Still basking in the glow of having run a really good meeting last week.  Great presentations with lots of new information presented clearly so everybody could understand. Running a meeting like this is not something one can do...

First Strawberries of the Year - Oh Yeeaah
Posted 2/5/2018 - Had a friend deliver two clamshells of fresh picked berries from his farm yesterday.  It's early February, so this is pretty early.  Fully ripe, plump and sweetened by the sun.  AWESOME flavor! Anybody want to venture a guess from where...

A Thought on the Integration of Automation in Berries
Posted 1/18/2018 - Just started reading the book Machine Platform Crowd which is about the second phase of this machine age. Great read, but what is striking is the summary of electrification and its initial slow uptake in factories. Why did something so obviously...

Status of Diagnostic Samples at UCCE Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties
Posted 1/4/2018 - With the retirement of Steve Koike on January 2, 2018, there may be some confusion regarding submission of plant samples to the UCCE Monterey County office for diagnostic services. Steve Koike addressed all plant disease samples that were submitted to...

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