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How to Control Grubs in Blueberries: Organic & Conventional Methods

How to Control Grubs in Blueberries: Organic & Conventional Methods

Masked Chafer (AKA white grubs) have been problematic for blueberry growers, particularly in the Central Valley of California.  The good news is that researchers and entomologists have come up with both organic and conventional methods treatments for these soil pests.  Watch this brief interview UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor David Haviland to learn about these options and read more about …

How to Control Thrips in Blueberries

How to Control Thrips in Blueberries

Citrus thrips have been a major nuisance for California blueberry growers, but how do you keep them under control and when should you apply crop protection materials? Is there an organic treatment available? Watch this brief interview UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor David Haviland as he answers all these questions. Read more about blueberry pest management in California Fresh Fruit …

Berry Grower Embraces Conservation & History

Sweet Present, Rich Past By Joanna Gilkeson – It would be easy to call Carolyn Read a preservationist and leave it at that. How many people would settle in a ranch house built 130 years ago and raise a family there? Or call her a conservationist. Read has made sure that native plants that were in danger of getting choked out …

New UC Raspberry Production Cost Study

Growers get help from UC in estimating raspberry production costs: https://coststudies.ucdavis.edu Spanish version: COSTOS DE MUESTRA PARA PRODUCIR Y COSECHAR FRAMBUESAS DE MERCADO FRESCO Producción de Primocañas When growers are considering a new crop to plant, and penciling out their expenses and income, cost estimates from the University of California may help. A new cost and return study for commercially …

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