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Strawberry Center Quarterly Newsletter - Spring 2018

Spring 2018, Issue 2

Cal Poly Strawberry Center at Ag Showcase

The Cal Poly Strawberry Center students and staff participated in Ag Showcase, a career fair for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

Read more about Ag Showcase


Food Safety Training Offered by the California Strawberry Commission

The Cal Poly Strawberry Center hosted Joy Jacobs, director of grower education at the California Strawberry Commission, for a food safety training.

Read more about the training ›  

New Staff Hired to Further Research Advancement

The Strawberry Center recently welcomed new members Jack Rabin and Seyedmojtaba Mansouripour to the team.

Read more about the new members ›


Strawberry Center to Hire Additional Staff

The Strawberry Center will add two new staff positions in the near future: a research entomologist and a farm manager.

Read more about the new positions ​›


Graduate Student Successfully Defends Thesis on Gray Mold Fungicide Resistance

Graduate student Scott Cosseboom successfully defended his thesis “Characterization of Botrytis cinerea resistance to fungicides in California strawberries” in 2018. 

Read more about Cosseboom's thesis


Director Gerald Holmes Hosts Current Issues Seminar

For the third consecutive year, Strawberry Center Director Gerald Holmes will offer AEPS 470: Current Issues in the Strawberry Industry. The two-unit course gives Cal Poly students an opportunity to learn from experts in the California strawberry industry.

Read more about the seminars


California Giant Berry Farm Visit to Cal Poly

In April the Cal Poly Strawberry Center hosted California Giant Berry Farms owners Bill Moncovich and Nicole Palazzo and Executive Vice President John McPike.

Read more about the visit ›


Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for this year’s Strawberry Center Field Day on the morning of Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Cal Poly’s Technology Park.

Read more about the Field Day ›


Recent Publications

Our faculty have been active in research and publications recently; ranging from gray mold on strawberrys in California, to a new biofungicide for managing crown rot.

View the list of publications



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