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UCCE advisor recognized for pest control work

Mark Bolda, UC Cooperative Extension advisor in Santa Cruz County, was recognized by the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association in January for his research and extension work on spotted wing drosophila, reported The Grower.

Bolda received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award at the association's North American Berry Conference, Jan. 30, in Portland, Ore. He first identified drosophila as a new pest for coastal California berry growers in late 2008. Bolda led field trials to determine the best trap designs and trapping methods and conducted research to help develop an integrated approach to control the new pest.

A photo of spotted wing drosophila on a raspberry from Bolda's Strawberries and Caneberries blog.

Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11:54 AM

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