Vegetable Crops
University of California
Vegetable Crops

Vegetable Crops

Patricia Lazicki, Farm Advisor for Vegetable Crops

The Vegetable Crops Program fosters appropriate research and collects and disseminates relevant information to growers, processors and related industries in the California vegetable industry.

Cell: (530) 219-5198
Office: (530) 666-8732

Historic Program Areas of Research:

*Local variety adaptation trial evaluations
*Local disease and weed management strategies and practices
*Irrigation and nutrient optimization
*Soil health

Most of the research is conducted in commercial fields in cooperation with growers.  Research is often collaborative with UC Specialists.

Field Experiment
Field Experiment

Processing Tomatoes:
Processing tomatoes is the highest valued crop grown in Yolo County.  Gross farm gate value is $70-80 million on 40,000 plus acres.

The research and education program strives to:
*Evaluate local issues
*Conduct applied research to improve profitability
*Maintain industry economic prosperity

The education program includes:
*Classroom style lectures
*Field demonstrational meetings
*Field consultations
*Telephone calls

A local newsletter augments field meeting education while special education meetings are held as needed.

Tomato Transplanting
Tomato Transplanting

Fusarium foot rot, a local issue
Fusarium foot rot, a local issue

Tomato Harvesting
Tomato Harvesting

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