San Luis Obispo County
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Strawberries & Vegetables

Strawberries and Vegetables

Surendra Dara, the UCCE Vegetable and Strawberry Farm Advisor, works with growers to address challenges and opportunities in crop production by carrying out applied research, extending knowledge through educational meetings and publications, and by assisting with the diagnosis of crop production problems.

Strawberries and Vegetable News

Strawberry and vegetable crops extension program and its impact in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties


Extension education plays a major role in agricultural development.  Timely and efficient dissemination of information on new technologies, crop production or pest...

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Improving strawberry yield with a recycled food waste-based liquid compost

H2H-Table 1

Synthetic or chemical or inorganic fertilizers are commonly used in many conventional crop production systems providing essential nutrients necessary for optimal plant growth...

Posted on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Impact of entomopathogenic fungi and beneficial microbes on strawberry growth, health, and yield

After transplantation

Six-month old strawberry field. Under the soil is a complex and dynamic world of moisture, pH, salinity, nutrients, microorganisms, and plant roots along with pests,...

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 12:42 PM

First field study evaluating the impact of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana on strawberry plant growth and yield

20131203 Bb treatment to strawberry plants

  Beauveria bassiana is a soilborne entomopathogenic fungus which offers plant protection as a pathogen of arthropod pests (Feng et al., 1994; Dara, 2015).  It...

Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4:24 PM

Android version of the IPMinfo app with new features just released


After last year's release of the iOS version of the first IPMinfo app, several improvements have been made for the Android version, which was released...

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:24 AM
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