Dr. Peter Henry (USDA) and Mark Bolda (UCCE) in a field that shows the importance of strawberry genetics in disease-pressured fields; the collapsed plot is a susceptible cultivar on non-fumigated ground. Other portions of the field also had the susceptible cultivar, but were fumigated, and produced well as a result.
Dr. Peter Henry (USDA) and Mark Bolda (UCCE) researching strawberry pathogens
The TriCal team working on a novel piece of equipment that has been used in Dr. Joji Muramoto’s Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) trials. This is the only broadcast ASD rig in commercial service throughout California.
TriCal team servicing the only broadcast ASD rig in commercial service in CA
Dr. Steve Fennimore (UC Davis – pictured in middle), Dr. Mark Hoffmann (NCSU), and members of the TriCal team collaborating on Fennimore’s ongoing soil disinfestation research using steam.
Dr. Suduan Gao (USDA) monitoring fumigant movement throughout the soil
Dr. Suduan Gao (USDA – pictured on right) monitoring fumigant movement throughout the soil as part of a Pic-Clor 60 Flux Study with TriCal (Lost Hills, California).
Dr. Fennimore (UCD) collaborating with TriCal on steam disinfestation studies
We continue to develop university and research partnerships to improve efficacy and sustainability. Some of the experts we work with include:
We conduct dozens of field trials every year. Many have been documented in peer reviewed journals such as California Agriculture or presented at conferences such as at the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Methyl Bromide Alternatives.
TriCal is a strong supporter of agriculture. We are involved in a number of ventures that promote and sustain a healthy, plentiful food supply.
Some useful links: