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Strawberries & Caneberries

The strawberry and caneberry (raspberries and blackberries) program is run by Mark Bolda and serves the grower community via traditional agricultural extension, research and investigation of problems in these important crops in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties. Current areas of proposed research include enhancing yield and post harvest quality of promotion of winter strawberry production,investigations into the cost of production of caneberries, and being on the alert for issues arising from the transition from methyl bromide to alternative soil fumigants.

 

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Anthracnose on Strawberry

Berry Links

2018 Muestra De Costos Para Producir Y Cosechar Zarzamoras De Mercado Fresco

2018 Sample Costs to Produce and Harvest Fresh Market Blackberries

Presentations from the 2019 Annual Strawberry Meeting

Presentations from the 2019 Central Coast Caneberry Meeting

2017 Costos de Muestra para Producir y Cosechar Frambuesas de Mercado Fresco

2017 Sample Costs to Produce & Harvest Primocane Bearing Raspberries

2016 MUESTRA DE COSTOS PARA PRODUCIR Y COSECHAR FRESAS

2016 Sample Costs to Produce and Harvest Strawberries

Presentations from the 2017 Annual Caneberry Meeting

Presentations from the 2017 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

Presentations from the 2016 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

2015 Annual Strawberry Meeting Presentations

Mineral Nutrition of Strawberry - Presentation from NASGA 2-5-2015

Presentations from the 2014 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

Berry Mineral Nutrition Meeting Presentations

Presentations from the Farming without Fumigants Symposium

Presentations from the 2013 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

Presentations from the 2013 Caneberry Meeting

Presentations from the 2012 Panel Discussion of Entomology in Strawberries and Caneberries

Presentations from the 2012 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

Presentations from 2011 Panel Discussion of Entomology in Strawberries and Caneberries

LBAM - Small Farm Conference Presentation Mark Bolda 2011

Presentations from 2011 Annual Strawberry Meeting

UC IPM Website for Strawberries

UC IPM Website for Caneberries

Cost and Return Studies

Strawberry/Caneberry Staff

Photo of Mark Bolda
Mark Bolda
Title: County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
Address:
Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County
1430 Freedom Boulevard, Suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076-2796
Phone: (831) 763-8025
Fax: (831) 763-8006
Email: mpbolda@ucanr.edu
Mark Bolda's Blog
  • Biodegradable Mulch workshop pg 1
    February 4 Biodegradable Mulch Professional Development Workshop

    Growing berries on the Central Coast, and in California for that matter, uses a lot of plastic.  A lot of it used to be just thrown away, now some of its recycled, but still not a lot and so it just goes into the landfill or worse like having pieces...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Two varieties of strawberry chocolate - Meiji will be a big supplier of specialty foods to the 2020 Olympiad in Tokyo.
    Many More Ways to Candify Strawberry

    It's almost become part of the season to post pictures of the many ways Japanese people use strawberry in food processing.  And yes, it's all quite tasty.  Believe me.


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • 2020 Strawberry workshop English #2
    2020 Annual UCCE Strawberry Production Research Meeting

    This year's UCCE Annual Strawberry Production Research meeting will take place on February 5 and will be held at the Salinas Sports Complex (also known as the Rodeo Grounds) on Main Street.  For those of you who are wondering why such a big...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Fresh Matsutake mushrooms sauteéd golden brown.
    Living Large on the Monterey Bay

    I don't intend for this blog to become sort of a Facebook type venue with pictures of me diving into pools full of cash, hoisting up big fish dockside or hobnobbing with rich and powerful people, but I will take exception with this intention to...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Figure 2: Late applications: Means followed by the same letter do not significantly differ (p= 0.05, LSD).
    Insecticide Management of Leafrollers in Blackberries

    Happy New Year everyone. Let's see that we have a good season coming up here. Just rolling through old Powerpoint presentations looking for some information on herbicides for a local grower put me on to this presentation I made on leafroller...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
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