Vegetable Crops In San Joaquin County
Growers in San Joaquin County produce vegetables on roughly 75,000 acres at a farm-gate value of $368 million in 2009. Major vegetable crops, ranked by gross value in 2009, include:
- Processing tomatoes
- Fresh market tomatoes
- Bell Peppers
- Sweet Corn
We conduct research trials in commercial fields with local grower cooperators. Our goals are to improve profitability and solve pest management (weed, disease, nematode, and insect pests) problems affecting local vegetable producers. Research-based information is extended to clientele via grower meetings, newsletters, field consultations, telephone calls, and field meetings.
Brenna Aegerter, Ph. D. Vegetable Crops Advisor
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