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Blowout Beginning for Botrytis Trial
Those of you familiar with my program of research and extension are aware of my rising interest in developing a protocol for consistent treatment separation in Botrytis gray mold fungicide work.  More often that not in the years past, we ended up...

Don't Like Writing?
If you don't like writing, you are in distinguished company.  This past weekend, I read a most interesting comment from Peggy Noonan, who writes a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal and used to write speeches for Ronald Reagan.  To say...

Comparing Phytotoxicity Damage with Zythia
I have a pretty unique opportunity going right now in one my test plots.  The plot has a fairly decent run of Zythia going, at the same time one of the test materials is causing a slight burn on the leaves (it's an unregistered oil), so we have the...

Bounty of Big Berries on the Way
Sure enough, just a few days of real summer weather and the strawberry plants are pushing out some seriously high quality fruit.  There's a lot of messed up ones yet in the field that came to fruition during the rains of the past few...

Continual Rains Lash Central Coast Strawberries; Plant Asphixiation Runs Rampant
While it's pretty common for Californians to set aside their complaints about rainy weather because we need the water, the flip side for the Central Coast strawberry industry is ruined fruit and plant problems. I've been seeing a number of fields with...

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