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
  • One of the larger exemplars we picked yesterday, this one weighed 14 grams. And yes it was quite tasty.
    Remarkably Large Blackberries

    Just a few shots below of some unusually large blackberries we are taking out of study looking at fertility modification and tunnel plastic management to reduce "reversion" in this crop (more to follow - it's an interesting study).  Variety is...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Figure 1: Close up of strawberry flower dud.  Note brown color which indicates the fruit will not make.
    Use of the Lignin Surfactant Shadow to Minimize Flower Abortion in Strawberry

    Introduction: An interesting phenomenon that I've been called out to a number of strawberry ranches starting about five years ago has been the appearance of aborted flowers, also known by growers as duds, in noticeable numbers right around and after the...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
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    New Book About the California Strawberry Industry

    And this one is sure to make a splash. Just bought it on Amazon, and I'll set aside my current read (Plato's Gorgias) to wade into this one.  It's supposed to arrive on Friday, so I can start into it already this weekend.  From the...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Condition of ISCA HOOK Oct 10, several weeks after last application.  Mark Bolda, UCCE.
    ISCA Hook Bait and Kill for Management of SWD in Blackberry

    Some questions have been coming up concerning "what's new" in SWD management in berries, so I thought I would share this work that I've presented at some of the meetings during the winter cycle. This study concerns the use of a bait and kill...


    By Mark Bolda
    Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries
  • Another Facet of Expertise: How do People Perceive an Expert? Lessons for Extension

    I had an interesting conversation a number of weeks ago with my boss, Assistant Vice Provost Mark Lagrimini, concerning how we extensionists present information in a format that successfully changes the way people think about and approach a subject. To...


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