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Farm Call: Yellow Leaves in Substrate Raspberries
Part of my work has come to include substrate production of caneberries. Some of these are easy since they are pest management issues which don't vary that much from field problems, but others, like the nutritional situation depicted below, are far more...

You are welcome.
We finally have a label for the insecticide Sequoia. It will be a good one to have in our roster of insecticides in strawberry, not only because it is pretty darn effective in controlling lygus, but also because it can be rotated in with the...

Use of Soil Applied Fungicides for Reduction of Charcoal Rot caused by Macrophomina in Strawberry
Introduction: The difficulty of controlling Macrophomina, the causal agent in charcoal rot in strawberry, in California has brought about a renewed interest in non-conventional methods for its management. The following study is an attempt to investigate...

The Use of Esteem, Oberon and Prevam for the Control of Greenhouse Whitefly in Strawberries
A couple of months ago, I had a meaningful conversation with my colleague Gerald Holmes at the CalPoly Strawberry Institute concerning extension of our research results.  It dawned on me that over time I have accumulated quite a bit of information...

Extension Meeting: Management of Gophers and Groundsquirrels
To be held at our office at 1430 Freedom Blvd, Suite E in Watsonville on October 24.  Sign in starts at 730 am and the meeting goes to noon. Get here early, looks to be a pretty heavily subscribed event.  Agenda below.

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