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Drought: Santa Cruz region faces tough decisions as water shortage continues

Drought: Santa Cruz region faces tough decisions as water shortage continues

By Ava Poen, Kirby School, Santa Cruz, Calif.

April 21, 2014

Verticillium wilt is a monster. The pathogen wreaks havoc on strawberries--shriveling stems, yellowing leaves, stunting growth, and damaging plant tissue. Swanton Berry Farm kills this pervasive soil pathogen with a carefully executed five-year crop rotation. Across their five farms, Swanton follows thi...