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Field Day 2023 Information and Handouts

Strawberry Center 7th Annual Field Day
Thursday • August 3, 2023

Hundreds of strawberry growers, researchers and industry representatives from all over California (and beyond) gathered again this year for the 7th annual Strawberry Center Field Day! Participants rotated through Automation, Entomology and Plant Pathology stations, hearing from Cal Poly students and staff about the latest research taking place at the Strawberry Center. Topics ranged from the newest automation technology to predatory mites to soil-borne pathogens of strawberry, and much more! Lunch by Taco Man was provided.

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Complete Field Day 2023 Handout Booklet (PDF)
Field Day Agenda (English) (PDF)
Field Day Agenda (Spanish) (PDF)
2023 Sponsors Sheet (PDF)
2023 In-Kind Donors Sheet (PDF)

Platinum Sponsor Handouts

Gold Sponsor Handouts

Individual Presentation Handouts (PDFs) 

  1. Susceptibility to Macrophomina root rot and Verticillium wilt in 63 cultivars and advanced breeding lines
  2. Does wheat covercropping suppress Macrophomina root rot in strawberry?
  3. Field sanitation
  4. Fungicide efficacy against Botrytis fruit rot and powdery mildew
  5. Survey of soilborne pathogens in Santa Maria and Oxnard
  6. Effecting of planting date on strawberry yield 
  7. Effects of plastic mulch color and number of drip irrigation lines on incidence of Macrophomina root rot 
  8. Infield Lygus bug monitoring for an integrated pest management program
  9. Optimized 2-row and 4-row spray rig design 
  10. Plastic mulch cross hole puncher
  11. Runner cutter automation 
  12. UV-C for arthropod pest management 
  13. Predatory mite quality assay summary 
  14. Miticide and insecticide resistance 

RECAP VIDEO: 2023 Field Day

Check out this recap of 2023 Field Day, our most attended Field Day yet, with over 430 attendees and 40 sponsors! Thank you to the California Strawberry Commission's marketing team for this nice production.

Cal Poly Strawberry Field Day 2023, CSC video re-cap
Direct link to YouTube video

KSBY Coverage: 2023 Field Day

YouTube video, Cal Poly Strawberry Field Day coverage 2023
Direct link to YouTube video

Thank you to our 2023 Field Day SPONSORS and IN-KIND DONORS!

2023 Cal Poly Strawberry Center sponsors

We are grateful to our LUNCH CO-SPONSORS Yara and Good Farms.

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