Small and Organic Farm Advisor
University of California
Small and Organic Farm Advisor


Short video on biological control by USDA scientist Eric Brennan

Click here: Biological Control Buffet in the Salad Bowl of America   Dr. Eric Brennan: "Last month I gave a presentation at a national meeting of the Agronomy/Entomological Societies of America in Minneapolis, MN. It focused on the complex...

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Tags: allysum (1), Biological control (1), cover crop (1), hedgerow (1), lettuce (1)

The ABC’s of Soilborne Wilt Disease Management in Organic Production

The following is a presentation I gave at the Sustainable/Organic OFAC/CAPCA meeting in Woodland, December 4, 2015.

Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 3:53 PM

How cultural practices can influence productivity and plant health in strawberry production

This is a presentation I gave at farm advisor Steve Koike's plant disease seminar in Salinas, November 4, 2015. 

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:40 AM
Tags: cover crops (1), disease (1), legumes (1), Presentations (1), soilborne (1)

Do you have pasture poultry?

Recently hired UCCE poultry specialist, Richard Blatchford, is very interested in the integrated poultry systems that are occurring in our area. The following are two projects for which he is looking for interested producers. Please contact him...

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 3:57 PM

Fusarium Crown and Foot Rot of Squash and Pumpkin Fusarium solani f. sp. cucurbitae Race 1

Image 1 Symptoms are wilting leaves of the entire plant

This post was generated in response to a case of Fusarium crown and foot rot in Sacramento County on 'Lumina' pumpkins. SYMPTOMS   The first symptoms are wilting of the leaves of the entire plant, followed by plant death within several days...

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM

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