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Manténgase seguro e informado! En el siguiente enlace encontrará importante información sobre el coronavirus (COVID19); esta información está disponible en varios idiomas, incluido el español. Por favor revísela para conocer como puede prevenir contraer esta enfermedad, protéjase y proteja a su familia.
This program has been designed for nursery and greenhouse workers based on data collected from a needs assessment survey for training opportunities. The survey was carried out in 2009 and 2010 with members of the nursery industry.
The focus of our research includse soil-borne plant pathogens such as Pythium, Phytophthora, Verticillium spp., and other relevant plant pathogens for the nursery industry such as Botrytis spp. Other areas of research are plant-microorganism interactions, biological control agents for plant disease management, and photosynthetic bacteria from soil and water.
This is a collaborative effort from Extension and the Berry commissions to create an awareness of good practices during the harvest season and prevent food contamination. (April-May).
In collaboration with the Christmas tree specialist, we offer classes about scouting and diagnosis of Christmas tree problems. Our main audience is Spanish-speaking workers. We want to help them to improve their scouting techniques and provide some knowledge for an efficient Integrated Pest Management.
We have developed a bilingual diagnostic field guide in English and Spanish to support these IPM trainings.
Luisa Santamaria, Nursery Crops Extension Specialist- Plant Pathologist and Bilingual Educator
Maria Marlin, Faculty Research Assistant - Plant Pathologist