Cal Poly Entomology students use strawberry field for scouting exercise
Cal Poly Plant Sciences Department entomologist Dr. David Headrick brought students from his Insect Pest Management class (PLSC 431) out to our strawberry field to obtain hands-on experience in scouting and evaluating crops for insect pests and damage. In preparation for a project where students will process a much larger, commercial-sized lemon orchard, Dr. Headrick utilized our strawberry field to run students through timed exercises that teach and challenge them in balancing time and accuracy when scouting for aphids and mites. Dr. Headrick commented "I am grateful to have this strawberry field available to provide a learn-by-doing experience for my students!".