Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Methods to Control Nematodes in the Field

Joe Nunez shared the importance of controlling nematodes in the field at a recent grower meeting in the Central Valley. Watch Joe’s interview as he provides an update on the progress of his biological and chemical treatment trials for nematodes in the field. Read more in Vegetables West Magazine.

New Ways to Repel Beet Leafhoppers in the Field

At a vegetable crop pest meeting in Five Points, beet curly top virus in tomatoes was a key topic of discussion. In order to stop the spread of this disease, Farm Advisor Joe Nunez is going after the vector, beet leafhopper. Watch his video interview as he shares his approach to repel the pests by coloring the soil, and read …

Identifying & Managing Fusarium Diseases in Tomato

Identifying & Managing Fusarium Diseases in Tomato

At the UC Research Station in Five Points, growers gathered for a Vegetable Crop Seminar to learn the latest research and strategies for Pest/Disease management. One of the presenters Hung Doan from UC Davis shared how to identify and control the spread of resistance-building fusarium diseases in the field. Watch this video and read more in Vegetables West Magazine.

Controlling Stink Bugs in Central Valley Vegetable Crops

Controlling Stink Bugs in Central Valley Vegetable Crops

At a recent Vegetable Crop Pest Seminar held by the UC Cooperative Extension in Five Points, Farm Advisor Tom Turini addressed tomato growers on dealing with the increasing populations of Consperse stink bug in the field and the damage it can cause. Watch his brief interview and read more in the coming issue of Vegetables West Magazine.

Nematodes Break Resistance in CA Tomato Crops

Nematodes Break Resistance in CA Tomato Crops

Growers want what they pay for when they grow tomato varieties with nematode-resistant genetics, but in recent years, they have been disappointed in still finding growing nematode pressures in the field as nematodes are breaking resistance in tomatoes and potentially other vegetable crops. Watch this video with UC Researcher Antoon Ploeg for an explanation of this phenomenon and read more …

Postharvest Vineyard Management with Paul Verdegaal

Another timely seminar at the annual Tree & Vine Expo in Turlock: UC Viticulture Advisor Paul Verdegaal provided some great tips for grape growers moving into postharvest vineyard management, including the benefits of irrigating prior to a rain event to get better soil reclamation. Watch his interview and read more in American Vineyard Magazine.

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