New environmental chamber to help researchers find cures for vegetable diseases
Research to control downy mildew on spinach is among the projects that will benefit from the new environmental chamber in Salinas.
Steven Koike, UCCE advisor in Monterey County, said the chamber "will allow us to ramp up research.” The new acquisition is something like a large refrigerator in which researchers can control temperature and humidity.
“Industry in the Salinas Valley is progressive in funding research,” Koike said. “It’s not afraid to invest in solutions.”